Oats and Oatmeal Recipes

Oats and Oatmeal Recipes:

Sunflower Seed Butter Granola Bars with Chocolate Drizzle (vegan, GF)

 Cinnamon Oatmeal Date Bars with Chocolate Chunks (no-bake, vegan, gluten-free)

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars (No-Bake, Vegan, GF)

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Granola Bars (no-bake, vegan, GF)

Snickerdoodle Cookie Granola Bars (no-bake, vegan, GF)

Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Protein Bars

Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Coconut Oil Protein Bars

Microwave Chocolate Peanut Butter & Oat Snack Bars

 

High Raw Vegan Chocolate-Coconut-Chia-Oat Dessert/Energy Bars

Oatmeal Raisin Rolls

Microwave Banana Oat Cakes

Microwave Banana Oat Cakes

Biggie Microwave Banana Oat Cakes


Biggie Microwave Banana Oat Cakes

Microwave Blueberry Banana Oat Cakes

Microwave Blueberry Banana Oat Cakes

Caramel Apple Bars

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

Caramel Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars

Caramel Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars

Cookie Butter Brown Sugar Streusel Bars

Caramel and Chocolate Gooey Bars

Caramel and Chocolate Gooey Bars

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Oatmeal Skillet Cookie

High Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

Coconut Oatmeal Toffee Cookies

Chewy Oatmeal Coconut Brown Sugar Cookies {Anzac Biscuits}

Chewy Oatmeal Coconut Brown Sugar Cookies {Anzac Biscuits} - Soft, Chewy, Easy, No-Egg, No-Mixer Cookie Recipe at averiecooks.com

Chewy Oatmeal Coconut Brown Sugar Cookies {Anzac Biscuits} - Soft, Chewy, Easy, No-Egg, No-Mixer Cookie Recipe at averiecooks.com

Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Miracle Cookies (vegan, GF)

Trail Mix Peanut Butter Cookies (GF)

Raw Vegan Chocolate Chocolate-Chip Cookies

Yes, there are oats in the Raw Vegan Chocolate Chocolate-Chip Cookies

No Bake Oatmeal Raisin Carrot Cake Bites

Thick and Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Slice-and-Bake Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

High Raw Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Balls

Vegan Maple-Nut Chocolate Oaties

Raw Vegan Apple Crumble

Another version of Raw Vegan Apple Crumble

Another version
Raw Vegan Apple Crumble

Vegan Gluten & Soy-Free Granola

Brown Sugar & Cinnamon Raisin Oats

Overnight Peanut Butter-Banana-Vanilla-Chia Oats

Butterfinger & Banana Oats

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Oats

Overnight Chia Seed-Coconut-Mango Soaked Oats

Banana Brulee Oats

Banana Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal

Chocolate Brownie Protein Oats
With additional Tips Here

Added the Leaning Tower of Chocolate Brown Rice Pisa Protein, Agave, & Stirred

Vegan Gluten Free Pancakes

Vegan Gluten Free Pancakes

Crack Pie

Are Oats Gluten Free?
This is sort of a trick question.  I’ll explain.
Oats themselves are gluten-free. However, the issue that arises is that in the planting of oat crops, harvesting, milling, and transporting the oats, they are frequently cross-contaminated with wheat, rye, or barley which all are gluten-containing grains.   So yes, oats are gluten-free inherently but they are surface-level contaminated with gluten, sometimes in large amounts, sometimes in trace amounts.  For individuals with true Celiac Disease, gluten should be avoided at all costs.

For individuals like myself who are gluten-sensitive and gluten-intolerant, but it’s not a matter of life-and-death, to each his or her own whether they choose to purchase specifically certified Gluten-Free Oats.  My gluten intolerance is not sensitive enough that I need to do this and I am fine using conventional oats, but I also don’t ever eat more than 1/3 cup per day or I will feel the effects systemically; but..

…”There are several companies who now sell “certified gluten-free oats,” which are oats that are farmed, harvested, processed and packed using special methods to avoid cross-contamination with gluten during every step of the way. Gluten-free oats currently sell for around $4 to $5 a pound.” (source)

If you feel that organic oats, Trader Joe’s or WF’s many varieties of oats, the bulk bins at your food co-op, or even Quaker Oats won’t suffice and need a truly Gluten-Free option, check out Gluten Free Oats or Bob’s Red Mill GF Oats.

So that was a long-winded answer but like I said, it’s tricky and only your own personal detective work will tell you whether you need Certified GF Oats or not.

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108 Responses to “Oats and Oatmeal Recipes”

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    Susan — February 6, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    I am lovin' the looks of those flaxseed cookies – they'd be perfect for my fatty february challenge :)

    I may be a little addicted to the internet, but I blame the journalist in me. I always want to be plugged in to what's going on. I've got an insatiable thirst for news and events! One thing that has helped me balance out blogging with life is pre-writing my posts whenever I get a spare minute during the day. It makes posting at night so much quicker. As for reading other blogs, I just do it when I have time. Like on the weekends :)

    Seeds are definitely sesame for me and nuts are peanuts!

    Have a great weekend Averie!

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    Lisa — February 6, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    Those flax cookies sound wonderful! I might have to try them. Hope you had an amazing week. Oh and I am almost able to do the splits again! Well at least with the left leg!!! So excited!

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    chrystad72 — February 6, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    Hey hon! There is nothing like getting your hair done. I so look forward to it although I dont think that I go often enough. Probably only once every 3 months or so. My hair dresser yells at me everytime=)

    TJs is the shit! Although its sssoo crowded all the time. I feel like Im doing battle when Im there. Ha! So I try to schedule to go during non peak hours. Even though TJs is awesome, I still love me my WF.=) I find their 365 brand to not be too expensive at all. Im going to have to check out that coffee though next time I go to TJs. I know you are a huge coffee fan (as am I!) So I trust your coffee expertise=)

    Its hard finding a balance to unplug. I work at a computer all day long so when I get home the last thing that I want to do is get back on the computer. But its my only true free time. I try to sneak in my blogging while I have some down time at work although I wish I could do it more! Im such an outdoors person and I love being with friends and family so I make sure that comes first above everything else. So its still a struggle to find balance but Im trying! I do find when Im on OT (which I just started) my moods do seem to be draggier but Im working on it. Taking walks during the days helps.

    My favorite kind of nut is almonds at the moment. Oh and pistachios! I freakin love those little things. I always have a bowl of little p's on the coffee table and me and my hubs munch on them. So tasty!

    As always Averie my dear I hope you have one fabulous weekend. Take care! xoxoxo!

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    Victoria Hart — February 6, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    I'm getting my hair done on Wednesday and I cannot wait – it needs a new colour I think, and I definitely need a good trim! As for pottery painting, it sounds fun – I haven't done it since my childhood, but I have fond memories…and those cookies, yet another recipe to add to my ever-growing list of things I must bake! xxx

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    Katie — February 6, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    Monster post – so much to comment on!!

    I am so glad you tried and like the Ethiopian coffee. It is definitely my fave, and don't forget, it is shade grown (so much better for the birds).

    Which Tjs do you go to in Phoenix? I went to the one on 20th a few weeks ago, and they don't have medjools. I don't have either WF or TJs. Such a sad life I lead. :D

    I spend SO much time on my compter, from blogging to reading blogs to working to goofing off. I used to say it's better than tv, but maybe not? I at least feel much more productive than after tv.

    Sunflower Seed Butter = heaven.

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    tam — February 6, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    I love flaxseeds in savory and sweet dishes they're soooooo tasty and so good for us! Those cookies look amazing, think my favorite seed would have to be sesame in the form of tahini its just to good! x x

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    Julie — February 6, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    mmm i think lately being on the computer and reading blogs has felt more like relaxing. i think it gives me a time where i can just sit back and have fun but it also makes me think about the other things i shouuuuld be doing instead of reading blogs! like right now i should be food shopping, showering, breathing & doing school work!

    have a great weekend girl :)

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    Deb (Smoothie Girl Eats Too) — February 6, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    Yah, saw the BBC had an article about depression & the internet- it's flagged for me to read, but I've been too busy being on the internet- GAH! I think that the internet is a double edged sword. Good and bad simultaneously.

    Hair- I have to do mine every 3 weeks so luckily I'm a DIY gal or I'd have to mortgage the house.

    Flax- interesting that you say that it gives it a peanutty flavor!

    TJs- I like to go to the ones that are not crowded and stressful. That cocoa powder looks interesting. I noticed that hersheys lied on their calorie counts of the dark cocoa powder which makes me want to switch brands to prove a point. Grrr on liars. TJs has not been good either- they often lie about their calories. Makes me mad even though I don't count calories at the moment.

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    Special K — February 7, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    Your daughter is SOOOOO adorable! And I agree, when I lived in WA, TJ and PCC was was better than Whole Foods, but there are some awesome things about WF…LIKE QUARK! Try it out!

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    nic - the auspicious squirrel — February 8, 2010 at 4:23 am

    Thanks for the shout out! Sorry I'm so late catching up…

    With the snow lately, I've been sorta unplugging it… :)

    My trader joes is a little ways from me, and I never seem to find stuff like you find… I think because the store is a bit small and I always feel cramped by all the other shoppers when I'm there, so I can't enjoy looking around… I will have to make a point to visit it more often to feel more comfortable I think. Love seeing your TJ finds, though!

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    Food Makes Fun Fuel — February 8, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    I've never tried TJ's cocoa powder. Is it quality? For raw applications I find I need a quality cocoa powder. I like lake champlain

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    chrystad72 — February 9, 2010 at 12:19 am

    that coffee definitely catches my eye! And the amazing salads with roasted veggies. Looks awesome!

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    Ashlei — February 9, 2010 at 12:35 am

    No bake cookies totally rock! I love the little maple syrup you drizzled over them. They look almost like raw pancakes!

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    Michele — February 9, 2010 at 12:37 am

    What catches my eye are those Medjool dates – I've never had one! :-D

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    sweet cheeks — February 9, 2010 at 12:56 am

    ohh man, these look GREAT! I've got mad love for flax so this shall be made! thanks Averie!!!

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    lindsey — February 9, 2010 at 2:34 am

    french toast coffee catches my eye!

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    McKella — February 9, 2010 at 4:51 am

    The word 'cookie' catches my eye every time! Especially when paired with the term 'no-bake'. I don't make cookies, I make cookie dough, and sometimes bake a few as an afterthought.

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    Casi Leigh — February 9, 2010 at 5:19 am

    The salad dressing recipe caught my eye! I made it that night for my daily tray of greenery and have had a jar in the fridge ever since! Yum and a HALF.

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    Dianna — February 9, 2010 at 5:38 am

    i have to admit what caught my eye the post on this post was the medjool dates. i had no idea TJ's sold them! they are absolutely delicious and would go so well on top of your no bake vegan flaxseed cookies!

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    Audrey — February 9, 2010 at 6:04 am

    Skylar's cute shirt caught my eye. I want it! Where's it from?

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    Libby — February 9, 2010 at 6:25 am

    those plantain chips are pretty eye catching!

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    Michal — February 9, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    I would add it to smoothies :)

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    babyvanilla — February 9, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    Something that catched my eyes:
    Well, you already know that I loved the rasin oatmeal balls ;)

    The vanilla pb balls definately sound interesting!

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    Vegan Valerie — February 10, 2010 at 8:27 am

    Your three ingredient Flax cookies are too easy to be true! They look and sound delicious! I need to get me a VitaMix right now! :)

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    Thinspired — February 10, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    Ahhh, thank you for pointing me int he direction of your three-ingredient cookies! Perfect way to make use of my new flax seeds!

    I got some of that coconut oil last week…loving it! I would love to hear some of your other uses/recipes for coconut oil.

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    Kelly Parr — February 11, 2010 at 4:38 am

    wow how do you come up with such creative treats! the flax cookies are making my mouth water! ha… on a fast right now but you just wait until I break fast… I'm going to rev up the kitchen! :)

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    jvegegirl — February 11, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Those dates look fabulous–didn't know they sold them there!

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    Food Makes Fun Fuel — February 19, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    Mmmm I wonder if you can make caramel with coconut milk?

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    Libby — February 20, 2010 at 12:26 am

    I haven't used coconut oil in cookies before, I'll have to try that!

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    Ashlei — February 20, 2010 at 4:01 am

    Yum I love fresh cherries! I wish I could find them here! Frozen works for now though :) Also those roasted veggies in coconut oil looks to die for all slathered in the oil :)

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    Katie — February 20, 2010 at 5:33 am

    For the coconut peanut butter giveaway:

    I have those medjool dates in my fridge!

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    A.B. — February 20, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    I need to try toasting flax. I really like raw flax, but that "peanut buttery flavor" sound fantastic!

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    Susan — February 21, 2010 at 12:07 am

    What great TJ's finds! I love going there because they're always coming out with new stuff – you never know what you're gonna get!

    And getting your hair done after a crazy couple days is the perfect way to relax and treat yourself!

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    babyvanilla — February 21, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Something that catched my eyes:
    The smile of that cute little girl!! :p

    And those yummy raw balls :)

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    Dianna — February 22, 2010 at 3:18 am

    something that catches my eye is just how simple the ingredient list can be for DELICIOUS cookies. it blows my mind a little, especially growing up eating cookies from a box with a mile long ingredient list!

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    CinciMom11 — February 23, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    That yoga pose looks impossible! Very neat!

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    Kelsey — March 8, 2010 at 1:23 am

    loooove trader joe dark roast and illy espresso!!!

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    Barefoot AngieB — March 8, 2010 at 1:43 am

    I love to try new kinds of coffee and tea! I don't really have a favorite right now.
    I love an herbal tea at night and I think sleepytime is my favorite for that time of day! It never gets old :)

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    Barefoot AngieB — March 8, 2010 at 1:43 am

    I love to try new kinds of coffee and tea! I don't really have a favorite right now.
    I love an herbal tea at night and I think sleepytime is my favorite for that time of day! It never gets old :)

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    primmgirl — March 8, 2010 at 2:47 am

    Coffee…I love a local roaster, Bald Guy Brew his French Roast…delicious :-)

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    Jenna Z — March 8, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    I don't drink coffee but I LOVE Stash teas, especially their decaf spicy chai! YUM!

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    Mary — March 8, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    My fav coffee has to be TJ's organic french roast! mmmmm

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    jalbert1817 — March 8, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    My favorite tea is Stash decaf green tea.

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    Dianna — March 9, 2010 at 4:38 am

    my favorite brand of tea is Gypsy tea coconut chai. a mug at the end of the day just makes the world feel right

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    Catherine — March 10, 2010 at 1:57 am

    My fav brand of tea (I'm not much of a coffee drinker) is definitely Peppermint!

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    College: Raw — March 10, 2010 at 2:22 am

    Hmm…my favorite brand of tea is probably Yogi Tea, but there are too many of my favorite flavors to name!

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    cstironkat — March 10, 2010 at 3:57 am

    My favorite brand of coffee is Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee.

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    Michele | aka Raw Juice Girl — March 11, 2010 at 1:49 am

    My favorite coffee is Marques de Paiva but I rarely ever splurge on it.

    My favorite tea is Mountain Rose Herbs – especially nettle leaf.

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    N.D. — April 3, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    these look great – do you melt the coconut oil first?

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    Melissa — April 26, 2010 at 3:49 am

    love those cookies! I need more omega 3's and these would fit the bill perfectly. I love the maple syrup as a sweetener…mmm!