National Gluten-Free Oatmeal Month with Nature’s Path

Okay, so maybe the title is misleading. January is actually just plain-old national oatmeal month. Not necessarily just for gluten-free oatmeal. But plain-old oatmeal is not safe for someone with celiac disease – unless of course you have certified gluten-free oats or your oats have been mechanically/optically sorted to remove gluten and tested for under 20ppm. Yes, oats have always been controversial in our community, but over 90% of celiacs can safely consume a reasonable amount of gluten-free oats and still stay safe. I actually just wrote a piece about the safety of oats for Gluten Free & More magazine here.

Nature’s Path is a great brand that Celiac and the Beast has partnered with several times in the past. We love their products – and a brand that really believes in their ingredients. You can view their list of gluten-free products here. In celebration of national oatmeal month, we’ve got a few free recipes for you to celebrate your love of oats.
Blueberry Chia Overnight Oats Recipe_Desiree Nielsen

Blueberry Chia Overnight Oats (created by Registered Dietitian Desiree Nielsen)

Ingredients:

  • 1 packet Nature’s Path Gluten Free Homestyle Plain Oatmeal
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp of chia seeds
  • 1 cup of cashew milk (or your favorite milk alternative)
  • 1 tsp of honey or maple syrup (to your taste, omit if you like)
  • 1/3 cup of plain Greek yogurt (or vegan alternative)
  • 1/2 cup of fresh or thawed blueberries

Directions:

  1. The night before, mix the oats, cinnamon, chia seeds, milk, water and honey together in a medium bowl
  2. Pour into three separate bowls or jars and stick in the fridge overnight or for at least 5-6 hours
  3. Before serving, dollop with Greek yogurt and blueberries on top of each bowl to serve

Sweet Pumpkin Overnight Oats (created by Registered Dietitian Ashley Koff)

Ingredients:

  • 1 packet Nature’s Path Gluten Free Homestyle Plain Oatmeal
  • 3/4 cup sweet pumpkin, mashed (can also use sweet potato)
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 2 tbsp raw organic cacao powder
  • 1 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract, optional
  • 4 tbsp hemp seeds

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, place the pumpkin and stir in the cayenne, cacao, and cinnamon;
  2. Continue to stir in the hemp and chia seeds until well-combined
  3. Stir in the oats, non-dairy milk, and vanilla (if using)
  4. Separate the mixture into two mason jars
  5. Cover with lids and refrigerate overnight, or a minimum of 3 hours
  6. Wake up in the morning and enjoy

 

Coconut Cranberry Overnight Oats Recipe

Coconut Cranberry Overnight Oats

Ingredients:

  • 1 packet Qi’a™ Pure Oats Oatmeal – Creamy Coconut
  • 1/4 cup milk (yes you can use dairy-free)
  • 1/3 cup yogurt (dairy-free subs welcome)
  • 2 tbsp dried cranberries, divided
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped pineapple
  • 1 tbsp toasted coconut flakes

Directions:

  1. Empty packet into a bowl
  2. Stir in milk, yogurt, 1 tbsp dried cranberries and maple syrup
  3. Refrigerate, covered, for at least 6 to 8 hours or overnight
  4. Garnish with chopped pineapple, coconut flakes and remaining dried cranberries

How are YOU celebrating national oatmeal month? We’ll be posting more recipes soon on Facebook and Twitter!

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