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Gluten Free Kool Kai Challenge


Coeliac NZ member Nenna shares her favourite recipe and inspiration to encourage other members to enter into the Gluten Free Kool Kai Challenge.

Neena and her 3-year-old brother have Coeliac disease and Neena takes great pride in baking for them both.  OK, to be honest, we all eat it because it's so yum! She gets up early every Sunday and makes pancakes for the family and will jump at any chance to supply baked treats for a party.

Her favourite things to bake are:

  1. GF Weet-Bix slice
  2. GF pancakes
  3. GF brownie (Bakels is the best)
  4. GF cookies
  5. GF pikelets

The Weet-Bix slice came about because she LOOOOVED Weet-Bix before being diagnosed, but the gluten free stuff tasted disgusting.  She didn't want to waste it so she thought it might be ok if she disguised it in a slice.  And what do you know, it tastes even better than the normal one.  Here is her recipe:

Neena's GF Weet-Bix Slice


  • 5x GF Weet-Bix
  • 1 1/2 cups GF white flour
  • 2 teaspoons GF baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 3/4 cup coconut
  • 2/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon golden syrup
  • 150g butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Mix Weet-Bix, flour, baking powder, cocoa and coconut in a large bowl.
  3. Put sugar, golden syrup and butter into a pot and heat on low until the sugar is dissolved.
  4. Add vanilla essence and mix well.
  5. Pour the liquid blend over the dry ingredients and mix together.
  6. Press into a 20cm x 30cm lined baking dish.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes or until firm
  8. Ice with chocolate icing while it is still warm.
  9. Eat and enjoy

Recipe provided by Karina (Mum of Neena).

We have two competitions to encourage you to join the Gluten Free Kool Kai Challenge 

Our first prize is for Facebook followers

  1. Register to participate via email to
  2. Follow Coeliac NZ Facebook and Bakels Facebook pages (you must follow both accounts to WIN)
  3. Tag a friend and tell us what they have been baking in lockdown
  4. For bonus, entries share an image or recipe and tag both Coeliac NZ and Bakels

SIX WINNERS will be randomly selected on the 12th September to receive a GF giftpack from Bakels worth $44.50


  • 1x Gluten Free Artisan Bread Mix
  • 1x Gluten Free Baking Mix
  • 1x Gluten Free Bread Mix
  • 1x Gluten Free Flour
  • 1x Gluten Free Gold Label Banana Bread Mix
  • 1x Gluten Free Gold Label Chocolate Brownie Mix
  • 1x Gluten Free Gold Label Chocolate Cake Mix

A second prize available for Coeliac NZ members only will be drawn when Auckland moves to Alert Level 2

  1. Register to participate via email to
  2. Provide a photo and recipe of your favourite GF Kai (remember to include a recipe credit if it is not your own creation!)
  3. Tell us whether your recipe is for breakfast (or smoothie); lunch; dinner, or dessert

SIX WINNERS will be selected across the following categories and will win a gift pack from either Sage and Grace; Food Nation or Bakels.

  1. Children 14 years and under
  2. Young Achievers 15-24yrs
  3. Adults
  4. Best Video entry - length min 30sec, max length 2mins
  5. Most creative
  6. Multiple recipes

Good Luck!

Register now!!

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