You may still think of them as Nonuttin’, but Libre Naturals is even better. A new, fresh look and name, and a facility that is now free of the “top 11” allergens, including soy. The Libre Naturals Gluten-Free Oatmeal Cups are my first sampling of this brand since their big upgrade.
Available in several simplistic, yet enticing nut-free and dairy-free flavors, Libre Naturals Gluten-Free Oatmeal Cups are made with the perfect blend of certified gluten-free whole oats and quick oats. I love the slightly heart yet comforting texture created when you blend these two “cuts” of oats together. I’ve been eating them this way at home for years!
The preparation is seamless – just add hot water to the line, cover, wait 4 minutes, and devour. This may appear obvious and foolproof, but I’ve trialed many instant “cup” natural foods over the years, and many just don’t work with the amount and time frame suggested. Libre Naturals Gluten-Free Oatmeal Cups were perfect as directed, producing a thick, hot and perfectly tender oatmeal for each of the flavors:
Classic – If you like simplicity or creating a customized blend, then this is the one to reach for. It has just the right amount of sweetness – not too much at all, but enough to be quite tasty as is. A few bites in, I couldn’t resist adding a little vanilla and cinnamon – so delicious!
Blueberries, Apples & Sunflower Seeds – This combo intrigued me the most, so I reached for it the morning after trying the baseline Classic. It has loads of textural interest and tastes notably sweeter thanks to the sweet chunks of apple (which impressively rehydrate), tangy whole blueberries, and generous amount of sunflower seeds.
Blueberries & Cranberries – The contrasting sweet and tart berries in this blend become so plump that a couple of them actually burst!
Apples & Cinnamon – Despite the higher sugars, due to the good smattering of dried fruit, this is a surprisingly mellow blend with notes of tartness from the sizable apple pieces.
Pumpkin Seeds, Raisins & Spices – I dubbed this one the “trail mix” oatmeal cup. The earthy, warmly spiced flavor perfectly complimented the seeds and raisins dotted throughout.
And though I would love an “unsweetened” variety of Libre Naturals Gluten-Free Oatmeal Cups, the above sweetened flavors (ranging from 10 grams to 15 grams in sugars – this includes the sugars from the fruits) are truly ready to enjoy, no add-ins required to perfect. To note, the oats in each cup naturally provide about 7 grams of fiber, 8 grams of protein, and 15% of the RDA for iron.
Certifications: Libre Naturals Gluten-Free Oatmeal Cups are Certified Gluten-Free and Certified Kosher Pareve.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Libre Naturals Gluten-Free Oatmeal Cups are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, verify on the label and check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes, ingredients, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.
For More Product Information: Visit the Libre Naturals website at www.librenaturals.com.