Trader Joe’s has now added gluten-free oats to their gluten-free product line up! This was such a pleasant surprise when I went shopping the other day. I was a little concerned at first about the possibility of cross-contamination, but after reading the statement on the back, I felt much better.
There is a recipe on the back of the bag for oatmeal cookies, so I used that as inspiration for the creation that I came up with yesterday. I originally had intentions of following the recipe, but found that I was out of some of the ingredients. Time to scour the pantry & make substitutions. One of the best things about this recipe is that there is no gluten-free flour required at all. Just the ingredients listed below.
Nut Butter Heath Oatmeal Cookies
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup almond butter
- 3 cups gluten-free oats (I used Trader Joe’s GF Rolled Oats)
- 6 oz Heath bar bits
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1. Preheat oven to 350 and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
2. Combine sugars & butter, beat until creamy.
3. Add eggs, vanilla & baking soda – mix well.
4. Add peanut butter and almond butter – mix well.
5. Stir in oats, seeds and Heath bits – mix until distributed evenly.
6. Using a spoon, spoon dough onto baking sheet, about 2 inches apart.
7. Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly brown around the edges.
8. Let cool on baking sheet for 1-2 minutes and then remove to cooling racks.
These cookies surpassed any expectation that I had for them! They were amazing hot out of the oven and just as good several hours later once they had cooled down. They have a slight crunch on the outside and a tender, chewy (and maybe a tad gooey) middle.
I would say that the Trader Joe’s Rolled Oats are a big hit!! The 2 pound bag of oats cost only $3.99, which is an amazing price for gluten-free oats! This is about $3 less than other brands on the market. I can see lots of baking & cooking with oats going on here this month! Next up is overnight oatmeal and oatmeal raisin cookies. Why? Because I can and so can you! These cookies were super simple to make and didn’t require a lot of steps other than letting the butter soften. I am all about great tasting food that is simple and this recipe is both! Wow your friends and relatives and whip up a batch of these today!