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 Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal

Chocolate Brownie Protein Oats
With additional Tips Here

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

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 comments on “Oats and Oatmeal Recipes”

  1. Your post hit on so many levels with me! First, I LOVE "gettin my hair did" too and am doing so a week from Monday. Can't wait! Second, I just posted on my blog about "un-plugging" a little. I'm going to take a break from Facebook…Third, Skylar is so cute! :> Oh, and I don't have a TJ's but wish we did desperately!

  2. TJ's beats WF, anyday…my only complaint is that they don't have as much produce! I agree about unplugging. I feel like in college though, EVERYTHING is online. If you're not constantly on Facebook, you're out of the loop! It's a tough balance to find. I get my hair done every 2-3 months. I'm lucky that my hair is still pretty blonde and roots aren't too noticeable!

  3. Awesome finds! I wish there was a TJs near my school- I'd be all over those plantain chips :)

    I'm still sort of struggling to balance school/running/Sorority/SDA/blogging. I seriously don't know how you do it. It may or may not be exhausting me :/

    I've been loving sunflower seeds lately. Have you tried sunflower seed butter? It's amazing

  4. It is hard trying to balance blogging, the Internet, research, writing, etc., with real life but I'm working on improving myself. :-D

    And, phew, girl you've been BUSY!


  5. I just made the flax cookies. They were yummy. I thought they tasted like buttered popcorn. Yum!! I've been looking to use up the toasted flax seeds I bought mistakenly. I usually get raw.

    I'm trying to spend less time online because it makes me feel kind of blah. Even though I'm learning things most of the time. Like how to make yummy cookies!

  6. Those flaxseed cookies look incredible!!! Yum!

  7. love love love TJ!

  8. Thanks for the comment on my blog!

    Omgosh I have NEVER ever heard of plantains here in Australia. I don't think we have them!!

    I try to only go on the computer in the morning OR the night, but always end up going back and forth just checking my facebook/blogger or whatever.

    Fav nut- Almond. Fav seed- probs Pumpkin.. and I get my hair done whenever it needs it!! :P


  9. Your daughter is just the cutest thing!! I can't wait to do ceramics my daughter! No big Super Bowl plans for me.

    Have a great weekend Averie!

  10. I like to think that I have a decent balance because I try to break down the time I spend on the computer into small increments, so it's not overwhelming to catch up with blogs/emails/typing Sunday school lessons & tutoring plans/etc. I do know I could probably get better at it still though.

    And I am a HUGE TJ's fan! Can't handle WF and the abuse it does on my wallet ;)

  11. Not only are we going to Trader Joe's tonight, but we may go pottery painting tomorrow! We are in tune, my friend. About a month ago, I "purged" my reader. I'm down to about 20 blogs I read, and I only leave about 10 or so comments a night (I rotate). I feel much happier and balanced!!!

  12. I want to try more hemp seeds! I Think I might light them. For nuts, I'm crossed between the peanut and the pistachio, either one heavily salted
    Trader Joe couldn't get better than for his chocolate chips <3 I wish they'd make more decaf variety coffee, though :-/
    Superbowl Sunday I'll be going back to my dorm and maybe eating Lightlife buffalo wings for celebrating

  13. Love all of the TJ's finds!! I love that place, I need to go there more often!

  14. Oh my what amazing goods you got at Trader Joes!! I need to go there next week, wish I could this weekend but we are snowed in!!!!

    THose rice crackers and Plantain Chips are calling my name!! Send some over, lol!!

    I get my hair done every month and a half, I do it a home on my own, its not too bad to color by yourself, can get messy if your not careful!!

    Muah! I am following your blog now : ) why wasn't my booty before , hehehe!!

    oh man. i know, i'm surrounded by testosterone DAILY! LOL! it's not too bad. just stinks at times.

    Nicknames are great. shows you are loved. =D TGIFFFFFFFFFFFFF boo!

  16. Your daughter Skylar is so cute! I am huge trader joe's fan myself.. my sister and I can eat a bag of their rice crackers in one sitting :)

  17. i LOVE those pics of sky baby!
    you are so incredibly sweet-WOW your comment seriously warmed my heart! thank you for being such a light and so passionate! dang! made my night!
    i LOVE GETTING MY HAIR DONE! it makes me feel so girly!

  18. can't type much today, not feeling well. just have to say your blog always cheers me up. :-)

  19. Hi and I have a question. Do you have a Ranch Dressing recipie using that Vegan Mayo, please? I've tried making it with nuts and seeds, but it's double yukkie. Here's my email. rosapatirce@gmail.com Thank you very much!

  20. I am so with you on the haircuts…I just waited 7 months and could not stand it any more…so I got about 6 inches cut off. I should be good for another 7 now! I am also with you on constantly looking for knowledge. I like learning new things and reading what is going on out there pushes me to try things for myself. I too love Trader Joe's…looks like you found some great stuff. Ours is a little out of the way, but I plan to go soon. I will have to try those chocolate chips. Hopefully they will work for me. Thanks for the information!

  21. Wow, that caramel popcorn is vegan… dangerous indeed! I love your Trader Joe's finds, the French roast is my favorite. I hate how different Trader Joe's carry different items!

    I can't believe how much you did this week! Happy weekend!

  22. I really need a book that helps me root out "hidden" dairy… it's a learning process!

    I totally wait too long on my hair. Eeee!

    And I, too, love a full day of being unplugged. A week of no Internet on the cruise was amazing.

  23. Hey Averie! I just whipped up your Raw Vegan Apple Carrot (Pan)cakes! They are dehydrating right now as we speak. I didn't want to grind up some almonds because I had some leftover almond pulp from making almond milk earlier today. So, I just used that. The batter was sort of wet, I think, compared to yours. Do you think it will still turn out alright? I am thinking they will probably have to stay in the dehydrator a little while longer because of the moisture.

  24. Hi Averie! I've just recently started to explore the world of raw, and your blog is so filled with positive energy that I'm feeling incredibly inspired. Your yoga photos completely blow my mind!
    Those flaxseed cookies look delicious — I love flaxseeds, although hemp seeds are a close second. And my favourite nuts are cashews too!

  25. correction on my email!! It's actually rosapatrice@gmail.com. Do you have a vegan ranch dressing, please, anyone? Thank you very very much.

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