Coeliac Awareness Week 2017: 18 delicious gluten-free recipes you should try

Thought gluten-free had to be boring? (Picture: Jonathan Farmer; Shutterstock)

This week (May 8 to 14) is Coeliac Awareness Week – a campaign run by Coeliac UK to raise awareness of the untreatable disease.

Coeliac disease is an autoimmune disease caused by a reaction to gluten, a protein found in wheat and some other grains.

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Coeliac UK estimates that while one in a hundred people in the UK has coeliac disease, only 24% of them have been diagnosed.

As there’s no cure, the only option is to avoid eating any gluten for life.

Thankfully, awareness of the condition has improved a lot over recent years and there are some brilliant gluten-free recipes out there.

Coeliacs can also eat many naturally gluten-free foods such as meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, rice and potatoes.

But for things like cakes, bread and pasta, you’ll need a gluten-free substitute.

Here are 18 delicious recipes to try – so even if you’re gluten-free, you can still have your cake (or bread or pasta) and eat it.

Orange pistachio honey and polenta cake

By Easy Peasy Foodie .

Roast pepper tortellini

Roast Pepper Tortellini GF Jonathan Farmer

(Picture: Jonathan Farmer)

By Coeliac UK .

Chocolate cashew buckwheat cookies

By Julie’s Family Kitchen .

Courgette and banana buckwheat pancakes

By Sneaky Veg .

Whole grain spaghetti

By Free From Fairy .

Sweetcorn carrot muffins

By Our Autism Diet .

Pancetta, squash and sage pesto farinata pizza

By Free From Fairy .

Quinoa breakfast bowl

By Gluten Free Alchemist .

Sticky toffee pudding

Sticky Toffee Pudding GF Christopher Bridge

(Picture: Christopher Bridge)

By Coeliac UK .

Oaty waffles

By Intolerant Gourmand .

Vegan muffins

By Le Coin de Mel .

Angel cake

By Glutarama .

Wholegrain scones

By Free From Fairy .

Chocolate torte with raspberry sorbet, chocolate crumb, pear and chilli

Chocolate Torte GF Jonathan Farmer

(Picture: Jonathan Farmer)

By Coeliac UK .

Chocolate surprise cupcakes with dark chocolate ganache

By Gluten Free Alchemist .

Banana bread

By Hijacked by Twins .

Stuffed crust pizza

By Glutarama .

Wholegrain baguettes

By Free From Fairy .

Mandy Mazliah is a vegetarian mum of three whose kids don’t eat vegetables. Read about her efforts to get them to eat their five a day at www.sneakyveg.com

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