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[possible duplicate] Gluten Free Rolled Oats

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Created April 28, 2011 at 8:00 PM

I am experimenting with traditional recipes like cookies, pancakes, and such by swapping out lactose, gluten, sugar, and anything processed. I'm doing this to convince people in my life that paleo is not as limiting as they believe. Anyway, I found some gluten-free rolled oats from Bob's Red Mill. Anyone tried these? Any thoughts?

Edit: There is a related post here but I'm keeping this here because there were only two responses to the previous post and they were not specific to the product about which I'm inquiring.

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on March 28, 2013
at 10:41 PM

Gluten-free oats are 100% real oats, they're not a substitute of any kind. They've just been processed in a wheat-free facility and tested to ensure that there's no gluten contamination.

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on January 07, 2012
at 12:34 AM

Such a great point!

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on April 29, 2011
at 01:09 AM

Neane, thank you for this. I've been trusting Bob's Red Mill products since I was DX'd with celiac after being sick for nearly a year and went GF last July. I've learned that I'm "one of those people I wasn't going to be" who has very severe reactions to just trace amounts of gluten. I haven't bought Bob's due to the cost, and oats weren't something I couldn't live without anyway. That said, I haven't had any problems with Udi's oat based grain cereals, what little I've eaten them.

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on April 29, 2011
at 12:34 AM

Btw- if you ever make coconut pancakes with coconut flour, the trick is to make them super tiny....like a tablespoon tiny. They're so friggin cute, too.

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on April 29, 2011
at 12:32 AM

I'm so glad I could help, at least a little. It's really, really hard for so many people to wrap their brains around the "no grain" thing. (But yeah, I believe white rice is not nearly as harmful as the gluten-ish ones.)

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on April 29, 2011
at 12:04 AM

Have you tried pancake recipes with cassava flour, dextrose and maybe xantham gum?

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on April 28, 2011
at 11:53 PM

To clarify I DON'T eat oats. I'm very strictly paleo. However, I've got these dudes at xfit who swear up and down that oats are just fine. These guys also think eating taco bell here and there is ok too. (slap to the forehead) Bottom line is that for the newbies out there - I wanted to at least "ease" them into paleo. Imma gonna show them this thread :)

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on April 28, 2011
at 11:51 PM

This is the perfect answer. Straight to the point. Thank you!!!

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on April 28, 2011
at 11:50 PM

I'm going to close this topic. To clarify I DON'T eat oats. I'm very strictly paleo. However, I've got these dudes at xfit who swear up and down that oats are just fine. These guys also think eating taco bell here and there is ok too. (slap to the forehead) Bottom line is that for the newbies out there - I wanted to at least "ease" them into paleo. Imma gonna show them this thread :)

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on April 28, 2011
at 10:49 PM

I have to disagree that using oats are 'doable'. Not flogging you at all; you definitely have a point. I think, if you want to do something "non-paleo" but "paleo"... then oats are STILL bad. Because they behave like gluten does. If you're gonna make something pastry-ish and just NEED to use a grain, use white rice flour or something like that. I agree, dumping gluten and sugar are probably the biggest steps to take, but oats are just like gluten, so I lump them together.

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on April 28, 2011
at 10:42 PM

Hi Shari. My first instinct is to agree with you, some grain avoidance is better than none. However, I think the biggest problem with this approach is that in order to see the benefits of the Paleo diet and really be sold on it, you need to be very strictly Paleo for a solid month. Otherwise any gut irritation you have may not go away. For the people I know who have basically given up on being Paleo, I think it was mainly because they didn't give a fair shot from the beginning. It's not that surprising - if you're not willing to give something up at the start, why would you later on?

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on April 28, 2011
at 09:59 PM

If whey is out use lemon juice or vinegar. Rinse well after soaking obviously.

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on April 28, 2011
at 09:58 PM

I have purchased gluten free oats for my family. I soak them in coconut kefir. You can also soak in ACV.

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Can't do whey. I knew about the soaking but wondering about this product in particular.

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on April 28, 2011
at 09:16 PM

Well, if it helps..my mom and I both have celiac disease and have both tried Bob's Red Mill gluten-free oats. They make us both sick. The logic here is that.. since we are celiac, we're super-sensitive to gluten, and gluten-like things. If WE get sick from these oats, they're not good for you, even if you don't get any immediate side effects. Grains = Bad, even if they're gluten-free, for me and my family.

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(354)

on April 29, 2011
at 12:32 AM

I'm so glad I could help, at least a little. It's really, really hard for so many people to wrap their brains around the "no grain" thing. (But yeah, I believe white rice is not nearly as harmful as the gluten-ish ones.)

E7be2ce38158357f5dacae07b43d1b29

on April 29, 2011
at 01:09 AM

Neane, thank you for this. I've been trusting Bob's Red Mill products since I was DX'd with celiac after being sick for nearly a year and went GF last July. I've learned that I'm "one of those people I wasn't going to be" who has very severe reactions to just trace amounts of gluten. I haven't bought Bob's due to the cost, and oats weren't something I couldn't live without anyway. That said, I haven't had any problems with Udi's oat based grain cereals, what little I've eaten them.

8a4ce6a9e1ab27616920b828df08b259

(354)

on April 29, 2011
at 12:34 AM

Btw- if you ever make coconut pancakes with coconut flour, the trick is to make them super tiny....like a tablespoon tiny. They're so friggin cute, too.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on April 28, 2011
at 11:51 PM

This is the perfect answer. Straight to the point. Thank you!!!

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on April 28, 2011
at 08:20 PM

The gluten free means they have not been rolled in a facility that processes gluten. However, oats are still a grain and should be avoided. If you must eat grains, I would suggest the WAPF method of soaking them overnight in whey or some acid to reduce antinutrients.

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on April 28, 2011
at 09:58 PM

I have purchased gluten free oats for my family. I soak them in coconut kefir. You can also soak in ACV.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on April 28, 2011
at 08:42 PM

Can't do whey. I knew about the soaking but wondering about this product in particular.

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(24286)

on April 28, 2011
at 09:59 PM

If whey is out use lemon juice or vinegar. Rinse well after soaking obviously.

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98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

on April 28, 2011
at 10:07 PM

At the risk of being publicly flogged I think this is doable as long as its not sold as paleo per se but just "healthier"and wheat free. Grains are not and never will be paleo. However, using traditionally prepare grains and healthy recipes to invite people to try something new that will undoubtedly be better for them is a great idea to my mind. Coming off SAD to paleo is downright frightening to most. Paleo IS limiting. Enjoyable yes but limiting. I'm just a big believer in opening the door however you can that will encourage people to walk through and at least start the journey. You don't have to start full-out paleo. Just walk through the door! Baby steps are o.k. by me. Just dumping wheat and sugar from your life is a HUGE step and a great way to start.

I don't think you need the gluten free oats but they certainly aren't a bad thing if you want to go to the extra trouble. At this point I think what you are trying to do is more about an idea as it is actual practice and I would think the regular stuff would suffice.

8a4ce6a9e1ab27616920b828df08b259

(354)

on April 28, 2011
at 10:49 PM

I have to disagree that using oats are 'doable'. Not flogging you at all; you definitely have a point. I think, if you want to do something "non-paleo" but "paleo"... then oats are STILL bad. Because they behave like gluten does. If you're gonna make something pastry-ish and just NEED to use a grain, use white rice flour or something like that. I agree, dumping gluten and sugar are probably the biggest steps to take, but oats are just like gluten, so I lump them together.

Eeb593d6b6d7a939fdd5469b69347d5f

(1037)

on April 28, 2011
at 10:42 PM

Hi Shari. My first instinct is to agree with you, some grain avoidance is better than none. However, I think the biggest problem with this approach is that in order to see the benefits of the Paleo diet and really be sold on it, you need to be very strictly Paleo for a solid month. Otherwise any gut irritation you have may not go away. For the people I know who have basically given up on being Paleo, I think it was mainly because they didn't give a fair shot from the beginning. It's not that surprising - if you're not willing to give something up at the start, why would you later on?

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on April 28, 2011
at 08:34 PM

Maybe it's just me but...don't eat oatmeal. I always find "gluten-free", "sugar-free", "dairy-free" versions of what USED TO BE my favorite foods are never as good as the real things. It's sort of like how diet coke is supposed to be better for you than regular coke, but diet coke contain aspertame and is WAY more addictive and dangerous. The real answer is to just drink water.

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on January 07, 2012
at 12:34 AM

Such a great point!

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on March 28, 2013
at 10:41 PM

Gluten-free oats are 100% real oats, they're not a substitute of any kind. They've just been processed in a wheat-free facility and tested to ensure that there's no gluten contamination.

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on April 28, 2011
at 09:51 PM

The biggest source of sulphuric acid in the body comes from oat products.

http://www.heartscanblog.org/2011/03/battery-acid-and-oatmeal.html

Stay away.

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on April 28, 2011
at 09:15 PM

Come on. OATS are not Paleo. They have gluten-like proteins which are not good.

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on April 28, 2011
at 09:07 PM

According to Robb Wolf, oats are completely out. They are not in his grey area of "not so bad" gut irritants.

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on April 28, 2011
at 08:40 PM

When comes to grains, the best options are sprouted (supposed to digest like a vegetable) or truly fermented to remove phytates, boost nutrition and become digestible.

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