Generally, pure and uncontaminated oats are known as gluten-free oats. Oats are usually preferred as one of the healthiest breakfast options globally, but most people also get confused about how oats are produced and what makes them different from other types of cereals.
Technically, oats are gluten-free grains, as they are considered as a type of rye, barley, or wheat; these three whole grains naturally contain the protein called gluten. Instead of containing gluten, oats also have a protein, known as avenins.
Gluten-free oats are considered safe for those people that are allergic to gluten. Also, it is easier for most people to digest and usually cause less negative reactions than other types of grains.
These are even safe for those with gluten intolerance symptoms or celiac disease (an allergy to the gluten protein) to consume oats in their diet, as long as they are careful about the manufacturing and processing of the oats.
Oats that are sold commercially can sometimes be contaminated with gluten if they are combined with rye, barley, or wheat during the manufacturing process. So, you need to be extra careful while buying gluten-free oats if you are allergic to gluten.
Several things that you can make with gluten-free oats are:
Wild Blueberry and Beet Morning Muffins
You can get a headstart to your daily routine with these easy blender muffins. Sweetened with maple syrup, beets, and frozen wild blueberries, these breakfast muffins are both delicious and nutritious. Here are the steps to prepare this recipe:
Step 1: Preheat the oven at 350°F and place a 12-hole muffin tin with baking cups. Grate the beets using a handheld grater or a box and set aside.
Step 2: Add baking powder, baking soda, vanilla, eggs, Greek yogurt, canola oil, ground ginger, cinnamon, maple syrup, and a pinch of salt to the blender container. Blend the mixture for 15 to 30 seconds until it gets smooth.
Step 3: Add the almond flour and oats to the blender container. Blend the mixture on high speed until it gets thick and smooth.
Step 4: Pour all the contents from the container to a big-size mixing bowl. Fold the frozen wild blueberries and the grated beets into the muffin batter using a spatula.
Step 5: Pour the muffin batter into the baking cups with a large spoon or an ice-cream scoop.
Step 6: Insert the cups into the oven, and bake them for 30 to 35 minutes. Then, remove the muffin tin from the oven, and allow them to cool before serving.
Oats Porridge with Pumpkin and Anise Jam
It is another delicious recipe that you can prepare using the gluten-free oats. Here are the steps to prepare the recipe:
Step 1: Heat the water and milk in a saucepan, and bring them to the boiling point.
Step 2: Stir the oatmeal and add a pinch of salt for seasoning.
Step 3: Cook it on low heat with occasional stirring until the meal is cooked through.
Step 4: add some pumpkin butter and stir the mixture well. Then, roast the almonds lightly in a dry skillet.
Step 5: Garnish the meal with roasted almonds before serving.
Extra-Creamy Oat Milk
Extra-creamy oat milk is a healthy drink that you can easily make at home with few ingredients and a mixer. This drink not only tastes delicious, but it is also better than what you purchase at a shop; also, it is very cost-effective. Here are the steps to prepare this recipe:
Step 1: Put Gluten-free oats in a big bowl, and pour cold water to cover the oats fully. Let the oats soak completely at room temperature for about 10 minutes.
Step 2: Drain the oats using a mesh strainer, and rinse it thoroughly with tap water.
Step 3: Place the oats in the blender. Add salt, maple syrup, vanilla, and cold water.
Step 4: Close the lid tightly and blend it on high-speed for about one minute, or until it becomes completely liquid. Some residue might be visible, but there should not be any large oats flakes remain in the blender.
Step 5: Set a piece of cheesecloth over the jar and secure it using a rubber band. Strain out the oat milk into the jar through cheesecloth. You can also add additional maple syrup if you like.
Step 6: Place the lid on the jar and refrigerate until it gets cold, at least for two hours before serving. The drink will stay fresh for 4 to 5 days in the refrigerator.
All of these are simple recipes that you can try with gluten-free oats at your home. When you will prepare them, you will definitely love to see how they turned out. The recipes are simple and straightforward that does not require any complex work.