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Gluten-Free Strawberry Strudel Recipe


Gluten-Free and Healthy Strawberry Strudel Recipe

Credit: Lisa Guy

This is a healthy gluten-free version of a traditional German strudel. Making your own healthy pastry instead of buying store-bought is a great way to make sure your strudel doesn’t contain any harmful trans fats, which are linked to the development of cardiovascular disease, cancer and obesity.

Serves: 4

Ingredients

Method

  • Jam
  • 2 cups strawberries
  • 2 heaped tbsp chia seeds
  • 3–4 tbsp raw honey

  • 2 cups almond meal
  • 2 tbsp cold-pressed coconut oil, softened
  • 3 tbsp coconut sugar, plus extra
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 organic egg
  • Pinch sea salt
  • ¼ cup strawberry chia jam (recipe above)
  • 200g cream cheese
  • 1 tbsp raw honey
  • ½ tsp vanilla bean paste
  • ⅓ cup strawberries, sliced
  • Flaked almonds
  • Ice-cream or yoghurt, to serve
  1. To make jam, place strawberries, chia seeds and raw honey in food processor and blend until well combined. Pour into small saucepan and heat on low for around 6 mins, until jam starts to thicken. Pour into glass jar and allow to cool before putting in fridge. It will last for a week.
  2. Preheat oven to 180ºC. Cover baking tray with baking paper.
  3. Place almond meal, coconut oil, coconut sugar, cinnamon, egg and sea salt in food processor and blend until well combined and mixture forms balls.
  4. Between 2 pieces of baking paper, roll out pastry until thin and forming a square.
  5. In small bowl, mix cream cheese with honey and vanilla bean paste.
  6. Down centre of pastry, leaving around 5cm clear either side, spread cream cheese in thick strip, also leaving 2.5cm of pastry clear at either end.
  7. Layer cream cheese with strawberry chia jam and sliced strawberries.
  8. Cut six strips down each side of strudel.
  9. Fold over ends of pastry then, one at a time, fold over strips of pastry from alternating sides.
  10. Sprinkle strudel with coconut sugar and almond flakes and bake for 35–40 mins, until it starts to go golden brown.
  11. Delicious served hot with healthy ice-cream or yoghurt.



 

Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy is a respected Sydney-based naturopath, author and passionate foodie with 16 years of clinical experience. She runs a naturopathic clinic in Rose Bay called Art of Healing and is the founder of Bodhi Organic Tea.

Lisa is a great believer that good wholesome food is one of the greatest pleasures in life and the foundation of good health. Lisa encourages her clients to get back to eating what nature intended: good, clean, wholesome food that’s nutrient-rich and free from high levels of sugars, harmful fats, artificial additives and pesticides. Her aim is to change the way people eat, cook and think about food.

Lisa is an avid health writer, being a regular contributor to The Sunday Telegraph's Body and Soul, and leading magazines including WellBeing. Lisa is an author of five books to date, including My Goodness: all you need to know about children’s health and nutrition , Pregnancy Essentials, Heal Yourself, Listen to your Body and Healthy Skin Diet .