I’ve been following a paleo (grain-free) diet for over a year now, and I’m a big fan. While I still follow paleo 95% of the time, I’ve recently started adding in a few gluten-free grains that I know I can tolerate pretty well. One of these is gluten-free oats.
I know I need to be gluten-free 100% of the time, so I’m careful to buy certified gluten-free oats. (Oats that are not certified as gluten-free are often cross-contaminated with gluten.) I also take extra measures to prepare them properly by soaking them overnight to make them easier to digest.
One recipe that I love is my pumpkin oatmeal cookies. You know I love pumpkin as I have several pumpkin recipes on my blog!
Pumpkin is a popular food this time of year plus it’s super healthy! These cookies are a great way to enjoy pumpkin without all of the sugar that typically accompanies it.
In fact, these really aren’t cookies. I usually think of cookies as being sweet treats loaded with sugar. These are quite the opposite. They contain no refined sugar; only a little bit of pure maple syrup. These cookies can be enjoyed as dessert, snack, or part of your breakfast! Plus, they’re super easy to make, which is always a bonus.
Give them a try and see for yourself.
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