I kind of love how there seems to be a celebratory day for everything nowadays. Why not celebrate the little things in life, right!?
The top five reasons I love oats:
- Gluten-free oats exist – thank goodness!
- Oats make the best desserts – I love crumbles and crisps.
- Granola is one of my favourite foods. I like it with yogurt, on top of salad (try it!), as a dessert and straight from the bag as a ‘trail mix’.
- Overnight oats…they’re the best breakfast creation!
- Oatmeal is one of my favourite comfort foods. The smell is very nostalgic and reminds me of my grandparents house in the morning – they love their oatmeal!
I used to love Quaker Oats Chewy Oatmeal Bars…but sadly they aren’t gluten free. I always carried them around in my bag in case I needed a snack and I didn’t think they were too sweet or too crunchy. They were just the perfect combination of everything.
I had tried many different gluten free granola bars looking for the similar tastes and textures of my favourite Quaker Chewy Bars but it wasn’t until I stumbled across No Nuttin’ Granola Bars by Libre Naturals and found the gluten free equivalent (that was a great day).
They may not be exactly the same as Quaker, but they’re very close.
I just love them. They’re chewy, flavourful and similar in size.
The flavours include: Raisin, Apple Cinnamon, Chocolate Chip and Double Chocolate Chip. Apple Cinnamon and Chocolate Chip are my favourite. YUM – I am craving these as I type this review.
The unfortunate part is that they’re not very accessible. I have had a hard time tracking these bars down!
Many health food/specialty stores have them, but they’re not in the big grocery store chains yet.
Check out their store locator to find a store near you.
I usually buy mine at FEAST on Queen St. W, but I’ve also found them at The Specialty Food Shop located in SickKids.
Not only are these bars gluten/wheat free, they’re also free of the top ten allergens. No eggs, fish, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, mustard, sesame seeds, shellfish, soy, or sulphites. Pretty great eh? You would think without any of these ingredients they may be tasteless, but they are the total opposite – they’re amazing.
The only thing I would love is if they were sold in boxes of five or six – I’ve only found them to be sold individually.
Libre Naturals also makes amazing oatmeal to go. Pop off the lid and follow the instructions – which includes pouring in boiled water and letting it sit for a few minutes with the lid on – and voila, your breakfast is ready. The flavours are delicious and the oatmeal is nice and filling.
Happy National Oatmeal Day, oatmeal lovers! What is/are your favourite thing(s) about oats?