Recipe: Nut Butter Heath Oatmeal Cookies
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Dec 8 2011

Recipe: Nut Butter Heath Oatmeal Cookies

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.

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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

Directions

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.

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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!

Article Written by:

Kimberly Bouldin is a gluten-free wife, runner & blogger with two children in Columbus, Ohio. After her celiac diagnosis in 2006, she has made it her mission to embrace an entirely new approach to nutrition in a gluten-free world, exploring options that run the gamut from "made from scratch" homemade bread to sampling and reviewing the gluten-free prepared foods that are continuously being introduced to the market. While navigating the waters of becoming gluten-free, Kim shares her experiences and passes along valuable product reviews in addition to helping other moms of celiac kids develop healthy menus that are kid-friendly and palatable. Kimberly is a valuable resource for those who are newly diagnosed, as well as for the more seasoned gluten-free veterans. Follow Kim on Twitter!

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Comments

  1. Quinn says:

    Thanks for the recipe. Looks great! For those with soy allergies as well, beware the TJ GF oats appear to have some cross-contamination with soy. Our son is very sensitive to soy and reacted each time we used these oats. I am only GF and had no troubles.

  2. Renee says:

    Hey Kim – Our TJ’s here in the west have been carrying these oats too – love the price! My suspicion is that they are Cream Hill Estates brand GF oats, since as you probably know TJ’s just repackages other products, and I feel safe with the Cream Hill oats…Yay for TJ’s!
    Renee

  3. Monisha says:

    I was thrilled to find the GF oats at Trader JOe ‘s and made them with cashew butter instead (and left out the butter ). that were amazing!!!

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