My Love/Hate Relationship with Oatmeal


When I was young I hated oatmeal! My wonderful Mom would make breakfast for her seven kids and husband every day. When she’d serve cooked oatmeal, I wouldn’t eat it. It was slimy and I didn’t like the taste.

Mom also made great Oatmeal Cookies, but I would never touch them! After being diagnosed with Celiac Disease, I started craving the cooked oatmeal that my husband would fix each morning. I began wishing I could eat my Mom’s cookies!

When I finally bought some gluten-free oats I was in heaven, with my cooked oatmeal and oatmeal cookies! My family happily eats them too!

For a quick serving of oatmeal: Put 1/3 cup gluten-free oats in a tall cereal bowl, add 1 scant cup water and microwavefor 2 minutes then stir. I add milk and brown sugar.

Favorites of my family are The Best Banana Oatmeal Muffins and Tastes Like Mom’s Oatmeal Cookies in my Gluten-free recipes.

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Comments on My Love/Hate Relationship with Oatmeal

July 31, 2008

Christine @ 9:22 am #

Where do you get gluten free oats? I have never seen them.

GlutenGal @ 2:59 pm #

Christine – I have bought GF oats at Smiths, Albertsons and Harmons. They are confusing, since Bob’s Red Mill ALSO sells regular oats. They have to say Gluten-Free.

I’ve looked to see if my favorite oats are available online. I buy the three pound bag:

August 5, 2008

Susie @ 7:58 am #

I’m so glad to find out about gluten-free oats. I can’t live without oatmeal or oatmeal in desserts! I have tried your muffins, cookies, and apple cake. You would NEVER know they were made with gluten-free oats. They might even be better than the original recipes!

August 9, 2008

Gluten-Free Boy @ 11:11 am #

I will have to try GF oats! Now if only I was a better cook! But those muffins really sound great – so maybe I’ll get brave and give it a go!