These make a wonderful vegan treat particularly delicious around Christmas. They are lighter than traditional brownies and naturally gluten free and vegan. Using the ginger kefir helps create a light, moist texture and imparts a delicious warming spiced flavour. I used Mount Olympus Ginger Kefir 

Gluten Free Cinnamon Fruit Bread

Difficulty – Easy

Time – 20-25 minutes cooking

Makes 16

What’s good about it?

Water kefir is naturally rich in beneficial bacteria and unlike milk kefir is suitable for vegans and those on a dairy free diet. It makes a delicious addition to recipes and keeps the texture light and moist

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C, gas mark 4. Place the nut butters, kefir, sugar, vanilla and olive oil in a food processor and process until smooth. Add the flour, soda, oats and cinnamon and process until the mixture is smooth. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  2. Spoon the mixture into a greased and lined 20cm square tin.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes. The top should be set. Let the Blondies cool for 15 minutes before cutting into bars.



Nutritionals per slice: 147kcal, fat 7.3g, saturates 1.8g, carbohydrates 15.8g, sugars 3.9g, protein 3.7g, salt 0.2g

Did You Know?

You can make your own water kefir using water kefir grains with pure cooled water and sweetened with sugar. After the initial ferment you can flavour it with ginger, lemon or fruit.

Makes 16 slices


150g almond nut butter or cashew nut butter

150ml Mount Olympus ginger kefir

75g coconut sugar or xylitol

2 tsp vanilla extract

2tbsp olive oil

125g gluten free self raising flour

1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

25g gluten free oats

1/2 tsp cinnamon

75g chocolate chips (vegan if needed)