Allergies & Gluten Free

Can you make Gluten Free Spaetzle? YES!

Don’t worry, you don’t have to miss out on Spaetzle if you have allergies. There are many ways to adapt your favourite spaetzle recipe.

Use the flours of your choice or a combination of flours, e.g. potato flour, white and brown rice flour, lentil, corn or soya flour. It is healthy, costs very little and is made in just minutes.

The best thing is, that you know exactly what is going into your pasta. No preservatives, no additives. No artificial flavours.

It only contains what YOU put into it.

Spaetzle can be adapted to almost any recipe depending on a person’s allergies or intolerances.

For example a traditional spaetzle basic recipe consists of plain flour (wheat), eggs and milk.The wheat flour can be replaced with any type of Gluten Free flour; the eggs can be replaced with tofu and the milk with either soy milk or water.Normal salt can be substituted with rock salt and any kind of herbs and spices can be added to enhance the flavour. So this makes the perfect dish for almost anyone. Please check out our Gluten Free/Allergy Free recipe section!

So what is a gluten free diet?

A gluten free diet is eating food that does not contain protein gluten. Gluten is a protein composite found in wheat and related grains, including barley and rye. It also includes triticale, a cross between wheat and rye. 

Gluten causes health problems in sufferers of celiac disease and some cases of wheat allergy. It causes inflammation in the small intestines of those who suffer from celiac disease. Gluten free diet helps people with coeliac disease to control their symptoms and prevents complication. 

Following a gluten free diet is very frustrating. But with patience and a little creativity, you will discover that there are so many foods that you have already eaten that are gluten free. Besides, there are many substitutes for foods that contain gluten that are delicious and you can enjoy eating them. 

But what if you have allergies?

Allergies are an abnormal and hypersensitive responses of the immune system to substance that either gets inside or comes in contact with the body. The substance that causes an allergic reaction is known as “allergen”. It can be found in food, drinks or anything in the environment. 

When an allergen enters or gets in contact with your body, your immune system reacts as though it is a foreign and harmful substance, and tries to destroy it. 

Allergies are very common among many people. Most people are allergic to some foods, pollen, dust, animal furs and many more. 

Avoiding allergens that cause your allergy is the best way to protect yourself. It is very sad and frustrating when you want to eat something and you can’t because you are allergic to it. However, to satisfy you hunger for that food, you can always use substitutes. Many people though, with serious allergies have learned to avoid the food that can cause their allergy. 

Short List of allergy causing food:

  1. Eggs
  2. Dairy
  3. Wheat
  4. Peanuts
  5. Soya
  6. Nuts from trees
  7. Citrus fruit
  8. Fish
  9. Shellfish
  10. Milk
  11. Butter

Some Substitutes for allergy causing food

  1. Eggs – silken tofu, applesauce, plain yogurt, banana, flax seeds
  2. Butter – margarine, cooking oil, baking oil, coconut butter
  3. Cheese – nutritional yeast, tofu, 
  4. Milk – soymilk, almond milk, coconut milk, rice milk, oat milk, hemp milk, flax milk
  5. Sugar – saccharine, equal, sugarine, stevia, maple syrup, agave nectar, honey, apple sauce, erythritol, raisins, cinnamon, unsweetened cocoa powder, Reb A, processed dates, grapefruit, coconut sugar, brown rice sugar, pureed banana, sucanat, molasses and yacon syrup. 
  6. Nuts – sunflower butter, soy nut butter
  7. Citrus – strawberry, raspberry and apples
  8. Wheat – rice flour, tapioca
  9. Fish – legumes, mushrooms, tofu, tempeh, walnut

Okay, so how can I eat Spaetzle?

Gluten Free flour has a different consistency and when making a batter. But the big change is, you often cannot use gluten free flour in a normal spaetzle maker. We use and recommend the Nanas appliance as it has been designed specifically for this.

nanas gluten free spaetzle maker

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