10 Days of Gluten Free: Stocking Up & Healthy Oatmeal Snack Cookies

Healthy Oatmeal Snack Cookies - Gluten Free & Vegan

In celebration of Celiac Awareness Month, Linda @ Gluten Free Homemaker  has put together a great event full of resources!  Linda has pooled together 10 experts who each have chosen an area to focus on for daily, brief tips relating to starting and/or maintaining a gluten free lifestyle. You will need to visit each individual blog to see their daily tips and advise.

My goal for this series is to help people realize gluten-free lunches and snacks can still be great!  I hope to provide you with ideas that will help spice up YOUR daily fare with something you may not have thought of before.  Going gluten free is not a jail sentence: it’s an opportunity to take care of yourself and feed yourself real, nourishing, and new foods.  Come along these next two weeks as we explore: Gluten Free Lunchboxes and Snacks!

Here are the topics I’ve covered in this series of lunchboxes: Reusable Lunchbox Wares, Sweet GF Wrap Ideas, Packing a Balanced LunchboxStocking Up w/ an Oatmeal Snack Cookie, Lunch on a Stick, GF DF Dips & Spreads for a Lunchbox, 10 GF Wrap Ideas, Making Use of Leftovers, Muffins & Waffles for a Lunchbox?!, Top Foods for a Healthy Lunchbox,

Making snack and lunchbox fillers on the weekends has really saved me during busy school weekdays.  We pick a few recipes, new, or tried and true and cook them up.  Sometimes my daughters pick them, sometimes I do.  We wrap individual portions, or just freeze the lot and wrap them up come lunchbox time.  My daughters love to check the freezer for which items they will put into their boxes each day!

As always, make every ingredient count to help ensure you are feeding your body, and your family’s well.  In this recipe, we have healthy fats (seeds), wholegrains (oats), and fiber (chia).  By using a low-glycemic sugar, I feel even better about serving these ‘cookies’ to my kids.

On this particular day, I needed a healthy after-school snack, so I was looking though my ‘to try’ recipes for inspiration.  Last year sometime I received a free e-book, and this was one the recipes that caught my eye, a recipe from Heather Eats Almond Butter  (sadly, she just stopped blogging).  I made several changes to make it work for our family, but the end result was a cookie worth every little bite!!  The add-in options for this recipe are endless, as are the adaptations.  Can’t do nuts?  Sunflower seed butter it is!  No chocolate?  Then how about some dried fruit?!  Or maybe both is more up your alley.  Have fun playing around with it!

What is your favorite add-in?  Are you a fruit or chocolate kind of person?

Healthy Oatmeal Snack Cookies - Gluten Free & Vegan

10 Days of Gluten Free: Stocking Up & Healthy Oatmeal Snack Cookies
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Serves: 15
 
Ingredients
  • Dry:
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ¼ cup chia meal or flax meal (optional, but adds good omegas, fiber, and healthy fats)
  • Wet:
  • ½ cup favorite seed or nut butter
  • ⅓-1/2 cup liquid sweetener (I used maple syrup, but honey, agave, coconut nectar are all options)
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla ½ teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, mix the dry ingredients together.
  2. In a liquid measuring cup, thoroughly blend the wet ingredients.
  3. Mix the two together.
  4. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
  5. Let rest in the fridge for about 10 minutes while the oven heats.
  6. Drop small rounded tablespoonfuls on a greased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes until just golden.

Here are some other healthy foods that masquerade as cookies:

Healthy Oatmeal Snack Cookies - Gluten Free & Vegan

Don’t forget to visit each blog to see other helpful advise and hints!

Getting Started – Linda @ The Gluten-Free Homemaker

Resources – Wendy @ Celiacs in the House

Traveling – Karen @ Gluten-Free Travel Blog

Eating Out – Heather @ Gluten-Free Cat

Frugal Tips – Janelle @ Gluten Freely Frugal

Cooking – Carrie @ Ginger Lemon Girl

Baking – Jules @ Jules Gluten Free

Kids – Lynn @ Lynn’s Recipe Adventures

Shopping – Laura @ Gluten Free Pantry

“10 Days of Gluten Free” Bob’s Red Mill Giveaway!

For this series, I will be offering one lucky reader a $25 Bob’s Red Mill gift card!  Here are the rules:

  • This giveaway is limited to U.S. residents 18 and older.
  • You are allowed one entry per “10 Days of Gluten Free” blog post for a total of 10 entries on this blog.
  • Enter by leaving a comment (WITH an email address to contact you) on this post (and other 10 Days of GF posts).
  • The giveaway begins May 7, 2012 and ends at 11:59 pm eastern time on May 18, 2012.
  • No purchase is necessary.
  • Odds of winning are based on the number of entries.
  • The winner will be randomly chosen and will be contacted by email.
  • The winner will have 48 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond, a new winner will be randomly chosen

This recipe has been shared at These Chicks Cooked, Sugar Free Sunday, Real Food Wednesday, Cast Party Wednesday, Pennywise Platter, Thriving On Thursdays, Full Plate Thursday, Wellness Weekend, Fight Back Friday, Fresh Bites Friday, Freaky Friday, Sugar-Free Sunday, Melt In Your Mouth Monday, Monday Mania, Make Your Own Monday, Mix It Up Monday, Real Food 101, Better Mom’s Linky, Slightly Indulgent Tuesday, Fat Tuesday, Tasty Tuesday,

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When her third child was born with severe food allergies, Tessa took to the kitchen to figure out how to feed her family well. Always up for a culinary challenge, their journey has taken many twists and turns! Lots of Paleo, and lots of top 8 free. Good food for families, that's what she's about!

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44 comments on “10 Days of Gluten Free: Stocking Up & Healthy Oatmeal Snack Cookies
  1. Cara says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. kim says:

    thanks for the ideas I will be sahring with family who also is celiac

  3. Emma says:

    Mmmm, I loveee chocolate chip oatmeal cookies. Thanks for the post!

  4. Lynn says:

    Thanks for the recipes.. love oatmeal raisin and chocolate chip… have never tried flax or chia meal

  5. Paula says:

    That recipe looks so delicious, I’m definitely going to have to give it a try!

  6. Alisa H. says:

    I can’t wait to go to the store today , I’m going to make these cookies tomorrow.
    Thank FOr being parto of the “10 Days of Gluten Free.” This has been a big help.

  7. Katrina says:

    These cookies look yummy, and easy to make!

  8. apryl says:

    great looking cookies! i just pinned them:)
    (something wierd happened & i think my original comment meant for this post went somewhere else!)

  9. Kristi says:

    I love that this doesn’t have eggs…we’re trying to avoid those too.

  10. Natalie says:

    Your ideas are great! I react to oats. Do you? If so, where do you get your gf rolled oats? The only ones I’ve found were like the instant ones; they weren’t the less processed “old fashioned” ones.

  11. Melisa says:

    I love having safe and tasty meals in the freezer. I should do it more often. It’s like insurance against making poor choices when I’m too tired or rushed to cook.

  12. Jeannie Parker says:

    I can’t wait to try these cookies, thanks for the recipe.

  13. julie says:

    I am definitely a chocolate add in girl! thanks for the recipes

  14. Pat says:

    Those cookies look so good. I will have to try them. Thanks for the recipe

  15. Becky says:

    Thanks for the recipe

  16. Briita says:

    Going to make these and add some toasted coconut, yum!

  17. Jessica B says:

    Looks good. Thanks.

  18. Rebekah Shaver says:

    My favorite add-ins to my GF granola and granola bars are chocolate dusted almonds and dried cranberries! Yummy!!

  19. Carolyn says:

    This recipe looks so good. Can’t wait to try it.
    Thanks!

  20. Miz Helen says:

    Wonderful, Wonderful Cookies!! Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  21. I’m definitely going to be trying this recipe with raisins soon! YUM!

  22. Ashley says:

    These look so yummy!!! I love chocolate, but am finding that I really love raisins in oatmeal cookies. Do you use specifically gluten free oats?

  23. Cindy says:

    Thanks! I love new recipes for cookies!

  24. tina says:

    Love the flexibility of this recipe, I’m making it right now (with my Bob’s GF oats)! Thank you!

  25. Lisa says:

    These look really good! Thank you so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  26. Wendi S says:

    These look yummy!

  27. Susan says:

    I love oatmeal cookies! I’m so glad Bob’s Red Mill has GF oats!

  28. Angel R. says:

    What brand of GF Rolled Oats do you use? Sorry if you already mentioned this. It’s past my bedtime …

  29. Sarah S says:

    Yum!! Thanks for doing this giveaway!

  30. Angel R. says:

    Thank you!

  31. meredith says:

    i have never thought about putting chai in cookies!

  32. bitt says:

    looks really tasty.

  33. Thank you for your submission on Nourishing Treasures’ Make Your Own! Monday link-up.

    Check back later tonight when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the top 3 featured posts! :)

  34. Heather M says:

    I need to buy chocolate chips and then these are on my list! Thanks

  35. Jamie says:

    Can I use quick rolled oats?

  36. Kirsten says:

    Yum, Yum, double yum! My dough ended up being a little crumbly so I added 1/4c. applesauce (thank you, Tess :) to make it “bound” and they turned out awesome! Also cut the choc. chips in 1/2 and replaced the 1/2 with raisins. The WHOLE family loves them. Chewy yumminess. Now I just hope they’ll last a week for school lunches…

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