Gözleme! GlutenFree!

Gözleme GlutenFree (and Dairy Free, Egg Free too)!

🙂 Spring!!! 🙂 Woohoo! It appears spring has finally sprung here in the UK! 🙂 Yesterday I had a wonderful day with the first picnic of the year! 🙂 I was also catching up with an old friend who was over from Germany for the holidays so it was all in all a fantastic day in the 17 degree (c) sun! 🙂

Today we find ourselves on

of the A-Z Alphabet Challenge! Please forward any ideas for ‘I’ as I want to do something other than ice cream! (or any other letter if you want to see something in particular 😛 )!

Anyway, as many of you will know, I have just come back from Istanbul, Turkey! Gözleme is a traditional Turkish food which is translated (incorrectly in my book) as pancake! Gözleme is nothing like pancakes or hotcakes but more like Indian parathas if I had to liken them to anything! 🙂 Anyway, I have always been partial to gözleme and I cannot believe that the thought never entered my head to try and make them! Maybe because the ladies (yes, I’ve only ever seen ladies making them)

making them do such a grand job or maybe because I never had a need to make them as they are quite easy to find (in Turkey anyway)! They’re even dished out on all inclusive holidays for afternoon snacks! Anyway… on this visit to Istanbul I sat and watched the gözleme being made (in my favourite ‘şark sofrasi’ ) and then watched my husband devour it!

Traditionally made with wheat flour, yogurt and brushed with copious amounts of butter, gözleme no longer seemed appealing to me! Oh but how I used to love them so much 🙂 then a lightbulb went on and I thought OMGosh! Make your own silly girl!!! 😛 🙂 These have had the Life Diet Health treatment and they are quite delicious! 🙂 This is an ‘Ispaniklı gözleme’ which is a spinach gözleme. Other varieties include a cheddar type cheese, a feta type cheese, potatoes or minced meat, so feel free to have a play and experiment! 🙂


  • 200g porridge oats (GF if required)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder 
  • Pinch of salt (I use pink Himalayan)
  • 10g coconut oil
  • 100ml unsweetened carton coconut milk
  • 100ml boiling water
  • Sliver of coconut oil (for cooking onion)  
  • 1 medium (100g) onion diced
  • 1-2 cloves garlic diced
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt (I use pink Himalayan)
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried red chilli diced (or chilli flakes)
  • 150g frozen spinach
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Melted coconut oil for brushing and cooking


  1. First we will prepare the gözleme dough so it can rest for a while. Blitz the oats in a blender until you have a fine flour. then tip into a large bowl. Add the baking powder and the salt.
  2. Add the coconut oil to the milk and heat in the microwave until the milk is warm and the oil has melted. Add the boiling water to the milk.
  3. Add the hot liquid to the flour.

    Stir well until a natural ball starts to form. Knead this dough until you have a smooth uniform ball,

    then allow to rest whilst you prepare the filling.

  4. Melt a sliver of coconut oil and add the diced onion and garlic. Cook until they are translucent (not browning)

    then add the chilli flakes and the spinach.

  5. When the spinach is cooked, add the nutmeg, salt and pepper to taste. Set aside to cool.
  6. Back to the dough! Divide the dough into six pieces. Roll a piece out until it is as thin as possible and put a spoonful of spinach filling on half of the dough

    leaving a gap around the edge. Fold the other half of the dough over to enclose the filling and gently press the edges to seal. Lightly press with your rolling pin.

  7. Cook the gözleme in a hot pan brushing each side with melted coconut oil.

    Turn over a couple of times to check the dough is completely cooked.

  8. Slice into sections.
  9. Enjoy!

Serve & Store

  • These are best eaten prepared and served hot.
  • Store the dough and filling separately in the fridge for up to two days, then assemble and cook.
  • These can also be cooked and stored for a couple of days in the fridge, then eaten cold (picnic food)! or warmed through.

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  • Cath 8th April 2015 at 13:59

    Sounds like a great “picnic” with your friend! This recipe looks amazing! Can’t wait to try! ps…I did find the rose water used in your “Apple Apricot & Almond Afters” recipe! Thank you!!!

    • Life Diet Health 8th April 2015 at 14:12

      Thanks Cath 🙂 These gozleme are so delicious (I’ve had three lots already)! I still can’t believe it never occurred to me before to make my own! Ooo.. glad you found the rose water… an incentive for me to create some more rose water recipes! 🙂

      • Cath 8th April 2015 at 21:44

        Yay! Had to share your page and goodies with with my mother-in-law. She will be visiting with us next month. You know where we’ll be…in the kitchen! 🙂

        • Life Diet Health 8th April 2015 at 22:17

          🙂 How wonderful Kath 🙂 Someone to share cooking with… I hope she’ll be looking after you! 🙂

          • Cath 9th April 2015 at 03:07

            🙂 She will for sure…just hope the flour doesn’t slip…let the fun continue! Enjoy your mastering your recipes!

  • Charlotte @My Green Nook 8th April 2015 at 19:13

    This looks delicious and what a great recipe with a tutorial! I pinned it and look forward to try making them.

    • Life Diet Health 8th April 2015 at 22:31

      Thank you Charlotte 🙂 Thanks for pinning it! Let me know how they turn out 🙂

  • Delicious Peace of Mind 9th April 2015 at 11:08

    Wow, this looks amazing and so versatile. You can literally make filling out of anything and never make same gozleme twice! 🙂

    • Life Diet Health 9th April 2015 at 11:46

      Thank you Milica ?
      How are you going to make it raw… ?!

      • Delicious Peace of Mind 10th April 2015 at 09:24

        I’m going to wait until we finally get a dehydrator and then it would probably be an easy peasy. I could make two raw vegan crackers/breads and then just make a sandwich or something 😀 I haven’t got too much deep in making breads and crackers on raw diet, because all of them require dehydrator and we still ain’t got one…

        • Life Diet Health 10th April 2015 at 10:24

          Milica I’m still after a dehydrator too! I’ve been told rectangular is better than round… typical that they appear to be the more expensive ones!

  • basilandoil 9th April 2015 at 18:35

    Looks amazing! Great recipe to follow!

  • Delicious Peace of Mind 10th April 2015 at 13:23

    Yeah, those rectangular seem to be more ‘professional’ ones. They have more room to put your food, as well make crackers, pizza crusts etc. Except for the obvious money part, we haven’t got one yet because I am still trying to make my mind between Sedona and Excalibur. Here is Serbia Excalibur is more widely spread, but I heard that can be pretty noisy, which is not something you want, especially when you have to dehydrate something for a longer period of time 😀

    • Life Diet Health 10th April 2015 at 17:22

      No idea what we’re looking at.. saved them all on hubbys ebay! Time to have another look I think! 🙂

      • Delicious Peace of Mind 10th April 2015 at 17:26

        Sadly, ebay is not an option for us. Though we order books or movies from it, something more expensive like a dehydrator would have a ridiculous custom rate in Serbia 🙁 The bright side of it is the fact that I don’t have too many options to be indecisive about 😀

        • Life Diet Health 10th April 2015 at 17:34

          Oh no! Hubby wouldn’t survive without ebay! Customs… grrr! makes me cross when you’ve already paid postage (we have to pay customs when receiving stuff from USA)

  • Sophie33 11th April 2015 at 10:30

    Waw, what a glorious winning creative recipe! I never made these at all! I am very curious on how they turn out! I will make these next week for,sure! x

    • Life Diet Health 11th April 2015 at 11:44

      Sophie these are so so yummy! Ooo.. maybe I should make these for my guests this afternoon 🙂

  • Sophie33 17th April 2015 at 17:47

    I made them 2 days ago! Loved them! x

    • Life Diet Health 18th April 2015 at 17:39

      Sophie ☺ Thank you 🙂 Aren’t they so yummy! Did you just make spinach ones or did you try with other fillings too?

  • Charanya 24th April 2015 at 23:44

    This is genius <3 Will be making these soon 🙂

    • Life Diet Health 24th April 2015 at 23:47

      Thank you Charanya and welcome to Life Diet Health. These are soooo good! 🙂 I’ll be coming back to your lovely blog tomorrow! 🙂

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