Sanitarium Gluten Free Weet Bix Recipes
Edward R. Forte
January 9, 2022
Often times people who have to avoid gluten also have to miss out on all the delicious treats - but that doesn't have to be the case.This ANZAC Biscuit Recipe uses crushed gluten free Weetbix - making them the perfect way to use up the crumbly bits at the bottom of the Weetbix box - whilst also creating the most perfect gluten free ANZAC biscuit recipe.They're crisp and chewy on the edges and soft and delicious in the middle - and they take just minutes to make.Make yourself a batch of these, brew a cup of tea (or coffee) and enjoy some fresh from the oven tomorrow as we remember the sacrifice of our ANZAC soldiers - and all of the men and women who devote their lives to protecting our country.1 tsp baking soda instructions: How to cook Gluten Free Weetbix ANZAC Biscuits Preheat your oven to 160C/320F.In a mixing bowl, sift your flour and combine with your weetbix, sugar and coconut.Remove your butter mixture from the heat and stir in your baking soda (it will bubble!).Take tablespoons of your cookie dough and roll into balls before flattening them out onto your baking sheet.Enjoy immediately or keep in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. .
Where can I find Gluten Free Weetabix? Sanitarium Weet-Bix
Unfortunately, my love of ‘healthier’ cereal was short lived as I developed an intolerance to gluten which meant All Bran & Weetabix were straight off the breakfast menu.I was devastated to find that the official brand don’t produce gluten free Weetabix!I must admit I am not overly familiar with Sorghum so I’ll leave you with a link to go and explore what it is yourself.. Click here!I have a lot of trouble digesting sugar, especially in the morning on an empty stomach.Sanitarium Gluten Free Weet-Bix is, like most original style whole grain cereals, low in sugar..
good news!If you miss your Weetabix and/or intrigued & want to taste it for yourself, I would highly recommend giving this gluten free Weet-Bix a go.Hopefully one of these days a brand readily available in UK supermarkets might give gluten free weetabix a try…. .
Sanitarium Weet-Bix, South Pacific Division
Julie then joined Sanitarium, leading the corporate communications function from 1995, including the management of the heritage archives.In authoring Sanitarium’s historical story, Julie’s sees God’s definitive leadership in the health food business.In the 1890s in Battle Creek, Michigan, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg was focused on producing healthy foods to replace the diet of most Americans at the time.Dr.
Kellogg saw a need for a grain-based health food, believing that his patients’ digestive processes would benefit if the grains were precooked to break down the starch.Dr. Kellogg and his brother Will used cooked, rolled, and baked grains to make a variety of healthy foods to serve his patients as they recovered.The resulting mush stuck to the rollers and had to be scraped off, initially with a chisel and later a long printer’s knife.To their surprise, large, smooth flakes emerged that were easily peeled off, ready to be placed in the oven for drying and crisping.On May 31, 1895, Dr. Kellogg filed an application to patent the process of preparing flaked cereals from wheat and other grains, which was granted on April 14, 1896.This discovery changed the way the Western world ate breakfast, with cereals advertised as suitable for every meal.He engaged American baker Edward C. Halsey, trained at the Battle Creek Sanitarium, to come to Melbourne to supervise the preparation of the products.The first Granose mill was purchased from Willie White, who had secured one when he was in the United States and brought it into Australia.The move to Cooranbong was authorized by the Adventist Health Food Committee, as the church had already established Avondale College there.In May 1899 Halsey began at the Cooranbong factory, and by the end of that year he produced the first Granose biscuits ever made in Australia.Dr.
Braucht requested of the Australian Sanitarium board that it send him a baker to help prepare health foods for the home.Sidney H. Amyes, a wealthy farmer, was so keen to see the enterprise grow that he funded the purchase of a small oven, which cost £55, and later became the unpaid manager, working alongside Halsey.Amyes was a man of vision: he was determined that New Zealanders should have access to the products that were gaining prominence in the United States.Amyes and Halsey made a formidable team, building the fledgling business first through church members, then bringing the products to the public through grocers.From 1900 Sanitarium had about twenty years without serious competition in the breakfast food market and reported remarkable growth in sales of Granose, especially during World War I, when it was purchased by the Australian government to help feed the ANZACs.However, during this time the price of wheat, the main ingredient of Granose, rose substantially, and supplies were uncertain.The Australasian Record dated October 30, 1922, described the entire ground floor as storing raw materials and machinery for manufacturing.The largest oven was capable of baking ten thousand Granose Biscuits at a time and the smaller one about half that quantity.It was reported in July 1924 that seven railway trucks of Granose were expected to be dispatched in one week, a record.Arthur Shannon, businessman and senior elder of the Stanmore SDA Church, was also interested in making a sweet cereal biscuit similar to Granose and had the backing of family money.Shannon engaged engineer Norman Jeffes, baker Frederick Foots, and sales and marketing professional Bennison Osborne to help him with the fledging company.Bennison Osborne had worked for the SHF Melbourne café and joined GPL to handle the sales and marketing, later managing the operations.GPL took the Kellogg brothers’ basic Granose formula and added some sugar and malt to produce a more palatable product.Sanitarium had omitted sugar from Granose, given its focus on healthy foods, but the product lacked the flavor of the Weet-Bix biscuit.Alan Evans, who worked there, recalled the machinery as crude, using a horse-and-pulley system to raise the bags of wheat to the cooking floor.Young Iris cast the deciding vote in a family discussion in favor of naming the new breakfast food Weet-Bix.To grow its share in the grain products market, SHF improved its sales methods, but more significantly decided to attempt to buy out its immediate competitors in Australia and New Zealand.C.
K. Meyers, secretary of the General Conference of SDAs in the United States, visited Australia in 1928 and persuaded Shannon to sell the Australian operations of GPL, explaining that it was going against God’s work with a sweeter, more popular biscuit.It also included an option to potentially purchase the New Zealand business in the future, where manufacturing had begun the previous year.SHF continued to manufacture Weet-Bix at the Parramatta Road premises for some years, paying rent of £15 per week to Shannon, who still owned the factory.At the beginning of 1931 the SHF board decided to move the manufacturing of Weet-Bix to Cooranbong to provide more employment to Avondale College students and to make economies.As a result of the restrictions on interstate transport during World War II, Sanitarium later opened food factories in Brisbane and Adelaide.Ian Malcolm Macfarlane, a salesman for GPL and a friend of Bennison Osborne’s, set up the distribution agency there.Manufacturing began in 1927, when Norman Jeffes moved to Christchurch to establish a Weet-Bix factory in Belfast Street on behalf of GPL.Bennison Osborne remained an employee of GPL in Sydney for a short time after its sale and subsequently took on the management of the Christchurch factory, with the support of Macfarlane.SHF endeavored to combat the Weet-Bix expansion in New Zealand by developing Sweetweets, its own biscuit minimally sweetened with honey.Weet-Bix production at the Christchurch factory ceased in November 2011 as a result of earthquake damage, but it is still produced at Sanitarium’s Auckland premises.With the sale of GPL New Zealand to Sanitarium, Jeffes, Osborne, and Macfarlane moved to South Africa to explore new ventures.The name and product Weet-Bix were trademarked in South Africa by the new company called Weet-Bix “Cape” (Pty) Limited.Shannon again provided the financial backing and owned all the shares, regularly visiting to check on the company’s progress.They had been dissatisfied with the arrangements in South Africa and felt they could make more money on their own, so they went to the United Kingdom to establish a breakfast biscuit industry there.In October 1948 Shannon sold the South African Weet-Bix factory and business to the large wheat farmers cooperative known as Bokomo (Bolandse Koperatiewe Molenaars).Sanitarium Health Food Company has a continuing relationship with Bokomo in South Africa in regard to technology sharing, intellectual property, and brand licensing.In July 2019 U.S.
giant PepsiCo announced it plans to acquire Pioneer Foods, parent company of Bokomo, securing the future of Weet-Bix in Africa.Meanwhile, Osborne and Macfarlane registered their new business in London under the name British and African Cereal Company Pty Limited.Osborne had modified the Weet-Bix recipe while he was in South Africa, and along with Macfarlane, obtained private funding for their enterprise.Trademarks for the Weet-Bix name and recipe were already held in Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa by others, yet Osborne and Macfarlane proposed to use both for their UK operations.He told a shocked Osborne and Macfarlane that he owned most of their shares and that they were unable to legally call their product Weet-Bix.As a result, the English product became Weetabix, produced according to a modified recipe, with finer flakes, rounded corners on the oblong biscuit, and a different texture and taste to the original.They also owed Frank George, of Whitworth Brothers, money for wheat, and he eventually took over the company as a bad debt.The ongoing ramifications of this legal battle mean that even today Sanitarium is unable to sell Weet-Bix in markets where Weetabix owns the trademark.These included such themes as national history, geography, flora and fauna in the early years, through to sporting heroes and teams in the 1990s and 2000s.The 1950s saw the start of above-the-line marketing as television commercials were introduced, featuring the tagline “Weet-Bix are wonderful.” By 1985 Aussie and Kiwi kids had become “Weet-Bix kids,” as the famous jingle penned by Pat Aulton headlined the brand’s iconic advertising campaign, cementing Weet-Bix’s position as the market leader in breakfast cereals.Keeping nutrition in focus, Sanitarium followed up with an advertisement featuring a row of children eating Weet-Bix sprouting the line: “Nine out of ten nutritionists recommend kids eat Weet-Bix.” This backing from nutritionists had emerged from research conducted by Weet-Bix’s advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi.Weet-Bix also established Kids TRYathlon in New Zealand and Australia, an inclusive, noncompetitive event that has encouraged thousands of children to get involved in physical activity.On November 5, 1987, Sanitarium opened a new $7.2 million complex at Castle Hill in Sydney, superseding its previous wholesale branch at Lewisham.In the late 1980s, with Weet-Bix the most popular breakfast food in Australia, it became apparent that the Cooranbong factory was insufficient to meet demand and a site at Berkeley Vale (NSW) was purchased.Notwithstanding the original biscuit’s iconic status and long history, the Weet-Bix brand has evolved over the years in response to breakfast trends, dietary requirements, and population health challenges.Weet-Bix Blends, including varieties Cranberry and Coconut, Multigrain, High-Fibre, Apple and Cinnamon, were introduced in 2016, further growing the brand’s range.The company’s Carmel factory in Perth, Western Australia, is dedicated solely to the gluten-free product to eliminate the risk of wheat contamination.Chinese consumers are increasingly adopting Western breakfast habits and are attracted by quality ingredients and good food safety credentials.In September 2017 Weet-Bix Cholesterol Lowering was launched, the first cereal in Australia to include the Heart Foundation’s recommended two grams of plant sterols per serve.In recognition of this innovation, Weet-Bix Cholesterol Lowering was named Australian Healthy Food Guide’s 2017 Product of the Year.New products are generally launched in Australia to establish success before being introduced to the New Zealand market, which does not have the volume to support large batch sizes on its own.In New Zealand, Sanitarium has won the equivalent award for Most Trusted Breakfast Food for eight of the past nine years, with six consecutive wins to 2019.“Health Star Ratings Is the World’s Best Food Labelling System, Say Experts.” Sydney Morning Herald Online, October 26, 2016. .
Reader review: Gluten Free Weet-Bix
PRODUCT INFORMATION: If you’ve been avoiding gluten and haven’t had Weet-Bix in a while, we’d like to say welcome back!Healthy Food Guide product reviews are advertising promotions, where our advertisers ask an independent panel of Healthy Food Guide readers to sample and review their product.Best of all, it tastes great, and maintains many of the health claims that standard Weet-Bix enjoys:.Polyphenols are natural antioxidant compounds found in plant foods.My favourite way of eating Weet-Bix is split with a sharp knife, buttered and spread with honey – delicious!Of course it’s lovely with milk and sugar, or fruit as usual, but you can’t beat honey.I was excited to try these for my gluten free friends and family members.Two slightly crushed, hot water over top, sliced banana and milk.I’ve had it with yoghurt and fruit as well as in a smoothie, but can’t decide which way I prefer it, so will alternate 🙂 Good one, Sanitarium!I was expecting the Gluten Free Weetbix to be tasteless and have no flavour, but I really enjoyed it.I would be happy to purchase Gluten Free Weetbix and use it regularly as a healthier option for breakfast!!When I made mine I coupled it with honey and soy milk and heated it in the microwave to get that nice soft texture.Adding it to my crumble mixture over Apple & Rhubarb, made it light & crisp.I have always been a huge fan of weet-bix growing up and was thrilled to hear they were bringing them out GF.They were the same size as the original Weet-bix just a lot darker in colour reminding me of rye crackers in look.Also means now can make my GF slices again, I have been needing Weet-bix for, they were great served in a bowl with Trim Milk and some Coconut Yoghurt, and of course a coffee with all of that, and the Press.I am hesitant on the price, but realize you always do pay extra for GF products, and have always found them to be higher in the price, I think seeing as you tend to have 3-4 in one serving, and only smaller boxes at this stage, will end up costing more in long run than the usual cereals.If you are a true weet-bix fan and now need GF I would suggest giving one box a go, just to mix things up, and yourself you may be pleasantly surprised… (RebeccaTaylor).The texture of the biscuit is fine and it certainly looked alright but did not like the unusual taste.A bit gutted when i opend the box heaps of them had fallen apart and crumbled.. but that could have been from transit.i however am fussy too.. it looked..
and shaped like weet-bix.. love the health factors associated with this.. to be honest have never heard of that grain they used, sorghum, before.. but it was fine, a bit bland i found..
but adding a bit of yoghurt and banana on top quickly added flavour.The whole family tried out the new Gluten Free Weet-bix (mum, dad, and toddler).We have tried them crumbled and layered with yoghurt and berries, and also with milk and puree fruit.I have only been gluten free for almost a year now and the weet-bix was one of the main food items I missed.I must say I was sceptical to try this and was expecting it to be a bit like eating cardboard but I was wrong.Thanks Sanitarium for making an edible, yummy breakfast product for those who can’t have gluten.I eat mine with soy milk, and find them quite sweet enough without any added sugar.Compared with many breakfast cereals, they are quite low in kJ, so I can eat more and feel fuller.I must say I was happy with the sample I received, and quite proud of myself for eating it all at every meal I had Weetbix.So excited to be able to have a chance to eat weetbix again just love them with runny honey and low fat milk and they taste amazing in fact much nicer that the normal brand thanks for the chance to try them 🙂 (karenannemorphus).Thank you for a tasty gluten free cereal with no seeds or grains, those I have to avoid,I have my weet-bix with cold milk and dried cranberries and find it tasty, crunchy and I like the way it disnt soak up the milk.I have mine with some hotwater to soften them then add my usual yoghurt and sliced fresh banana, They are really filling and easily kept me going till lunchtime.I have to admit to not being a huge fan of weetbix probably due to a massive overload as a child but when I ate these gluten free ones I was immediately taken back in time and just could not believe how great these were.I have a boarder staying with me and he too thought they were even nicer than usual so you have 2 total winners from here.My grandson who normally eats 10 for breakfast never even noticed the difference but he did ask what I had done to them as they were so much nicer than the ones he had at home.!!!I found after eating 2 I remained quite full for 6 hours following breakfast and that went on for the week it took to finish the packet.My boarder and grandson both have theirs with hot milk poured over but everyone enjoyed the after school treat of weetbix spread with butter and marmite and a banana sliced on top.If you produce all gluten free products tasting as nice as these , then you have a real winner here..I enjoyed the gluten free weet-bix with just milk but they were just divine when I added them in to my morning fruit and yogurt smoothie.I tried them for breakfast – crushed them up and had them with cold milk, berry yoghurt and a banana.As a “snack” I buttered 2 and put honey on one and berry jam on the other – just like we used to have them after school.Price wise I think it is also very reasonable when compared to other gluten free cereals and I will be recommending to others.Haven’t bothered with breakfast since I left school and now 20 years later I am enjoying it again.I am not a normal eater of Gluten Free (cause it usually is not nice) but these Weet-bix are amazing and I might even change to them in the future.They absorb milk as normal (unlike the bad UK ones) and tasted really good!And it couldn’t have come at a better time, as it is such a refreshing and light breakfast for the warmer summer weather.I had mine with milk, a dollop of greek yogurt, chia seeds, kiwi fruit and blueberries, and am also keen to try them out in a smoothie!I have found the texture, flavour and consistency to be the same as regular Weet-Bix and it is so nice to have it as a part of my breakfast diet again!I was expecting them to be like other gluten free versions of popular products, that actually taste horrible/inedible, but I was pleasantly surprised.I must admit the look of them when I opened up the box was a bit ‘different’ – darker than my usual weetbix – but that was about my only concern.Taste-wise they are actually more palatable than standard weetbix, and they taste particularly ‘fresh’ when paired with my usual fruit salad, strawberries or banana.I tend to crush my weetbix, and these absorbed the milk I poured over them really well, without getting too ‘gluggy’ in the process.As an additional bonus, I seemed to feel fuller for longer with these weetbix – can’t complain with that when I’m trying to cut down on the eating as well!!Good with warm or cold milk, fruits (dried and fresh) and even a few nuts added.I even tried baking with it – made a super slice with a nice crunchy texture.I thought the Gluten Free version stacked up pretty well in terms of taste, great colour and good nutritional profile.I’ve not yet tried, but would be keen to have this in a smoothie with yoghurt a little honey and some berries thrown in – yum!She has hers with a dollop of coconut cream or a splash of almond milk and some warm water.Big beaming smiles as she has that ‘same’ as mummy and daddy (normal weetbix) thank you for helping my little girl feel happy, included and full!I have mine with hot milk and water (it does soak up a fair bit) fruit and a little coconut sugar.Split & spread with Mother Earth LSA Peanut Butter 🙂 Positives: Excited with the idea of having a gluten-free option.My wife made me a chocolate weetbix slice put off them and the his at work couldn’t tell it was gluten free… They wanted the recipe!I’ve been gluten-free for over two years, and hadn’t eaten much Weet-bix since I was a kid, but the gluten-free version has the same feel and taste that I remember.I tried the new gluten free Weet-Bix with milk and sugar, and while they are not exacty the same taste as the original ones, they are delicious in their own way.Overall, a great product, and really nice to have a gluten free breakfast option that doesn’t taste like cardboard!The only thing I find less than desirable are the black flecks through out which are unsightly but do not seem to make very much difference to the taste or texture.They looked the same but we’re really dry and even the kids wouldn’t eat them but if you have gluten problems they are a good option.Not as sweet, it’s crunchier and doesn’t fall apart when you bite into it when topped with peanut butter for a snack.Also gave extra fibre when crumbled in my breakfast smoothies and a yummy topping for my stewed rhubarb and yoghurt dessert.I was never a fan of regular weet-bix so was a bit sceptical about trying the gluten free variety.However being on a restrictive diet I am always keen to try new foods and was very impressed with gluten free weet-bix.Price wise they offer a great gluten free breakfast solution.Even tho I would prefer them over regular weetbix I have to admit that the price might put me off buying them.They were quick and easy to prepare and tasted great, and I didn’t feel bloated like I can with other cereals.I gave a couple to a work mate who can only eat Gluten Free food, she loved them and was off to buy a pack.I enjoyed Gluten Free Weetbix every morning with milk, yoghurt and either sliced banana or a few dates.It held its shape better once milk was added, and had plenty of crunch and texture.I found the gluten free Weet Bix to be lighter than the original ones.They weren’t heavy in my stomach I didn’t feel stodgy after eating them.Definitely buy them even though I don’t require a gluten free diet.I couldn’t taste any difference to normal Weetbix, only thing I did notice is that it took a bit more milk to be absorbed.My partner said they were fine, no difference but our 4yo daughter didn’t like them, said they taste yucky, but doesn’t really know the words to elaborate why or it could have just been one of those days for her lol.Not very different from regular weetbix and I would definitly recommend them to anyone that has troubles with gluten.My son is gluten intolerant and i always feel guilty that i can eat weetbix but have to keep them away from him.The flavour is slightly nuttier and more “toasty” than standard weetbix, but they hold their texture better in milk and are very yummy.It’s flavour is slightly different to the traditional weetbix but after adding yoghurt and milk for breakfast it wasn’t noticeable.It was great to use in my baking again and no one knew it was the gluten free variety when eating my weetbix slice.I was excited that Sanitarium had brought out Gluten Free Weetbix, as it’s great to have an alternative for breakfast.Although I was hoping there would be no added salt or sugar (golden syrup), because I don’t feel like they are really necessary as we can add our own quantities or flavours to it if we wish, I can understand where the company is coming from as it would attract more buyers if it ‘tastes’ better.Although it was slightly different to the original weetbix, it was still delicious and I would recommend it to others as an alternative for breakfast.Found it absorbed a lot more milk than regular Weetbix – if you don’t put enough in you end up with them being still dry on the inside.Ate them with almond milk, coconut sugar and fruit and they keep me full right up till lunch.I have enjoyed the GF weetbix with many toppings, butter and marmite, avocado and tomato,tomato and back pepper, tuna with cheese and celery, smoked chicken and feta and mant more.Beautiful with strawberries and any type of milk.. Now I can make Choc Weetbix slice again.. Pricewise, even though more than the original Weetbix, it is way less expensive and more filling than other GF cereals on the market.In fact I think there may be a few boxes being taken back to Brazil he loves it so much and is his preferred breakfast cereal.The first thing to notice is the packaging is different – that’s a good start – no mixing normal Weet-Bix with GF Weet-Bix.Then the biscuits themselves are very different which is a good thing as there is no mistake which is the original Weet-Bix and which is the GF version.This GF version absorbed lots of milk and there were no dry lumps which I have always found with the original Weet-Bix.He too enjoys it with hot milk although he did try out a recipe just recently with layers of plain Greek unsweetened yoghurt, crumbled Weet-Bix and strawberries.I think for the boys they were maybe put off by the appearance of the biscuit – it looks too healthy in some ways and is quite different to the original Weet-Bix.Alex did eat 5 Weet-Bix the morning of his athletics competition – 2 GF and 3 original.Thumbs up from me for sure, the boys are unsure at the moment and probably don’t understand the health benefits for them.After finding out I was gluten intolerant I was a bit annoyed – what was I meant to have for breakfast?!I tried these in my three favourite ways and loved them so much, I don’t actually need to wait any longer to write a review….2 Weetbix & milk (lactose free), microwaved, served with canned fruit – delicious!2 Weetbix & orange juice, served cold with canned fruit & strawberries!2 Weetbix & milk (lactose free), served cold with chopped banana, some brown sugar & strawberries – just as delicious!I also tried a new take – from the Sanitarium recipe website – a smoothie made with Yoghurt, frozen berries and 2 Weetbix – why has noone thought of this sooner?!*gasp* This is due to being force fed weetbix through a tube at the age of 2, while I was in hospital.But, a life long revulsion of weetbix (and nurses and hospitals) was the result.I have tried on occasion to like weetbix- hubby loves them, and they are a good start to the day.BOTTOM LINE: if you can’t eat regular weetbix, for whatever reason, give these a go 🙂 (Skymaiden).Healthy Food Guide product reviews are advertising promotions, where our advertisers ask an independent panel of Healthy Food Guide readers to sample and review their product.
Calories in Sanitarium Weet-Bix, Gluten Free Coconut, Rice Puffs
How long would it take to burn off 133 Calories of Sanitarium Weet-Bix, Gluten Free Coconut, Rice Puffs with hint of Cinnamon? .