Libre Naturals Gluten-Free Oatmeal Cups

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Version:
Classic; Blueberries, Apples & Sunflower Seeds; Blueberries & Cranberries; Apples & Cinnamon; Pumpkin Seeds, Raisins & Spices
Price:
$16.99 per 6-pack

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Rating:
5
On November 18, 2014
Last modified:November 13, 2016

Summary:

Sometimes, you can even make simple oatmeal that much better. The perfect textural blend of certified gluten-free quick and rolled oats, just enough unrefined sweetener, tasty dairy-free and nut-free add-ins, and a portable "just add water" delivery system earn this convenient hot cereal high marks. The fact that they are made in a dedicated top allergen-free facility takes them to the top of the "safe", healthy and tasty class.

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. These Libre Naturals Gluten-Free Oatmeal Cups are my first sampling of this brand since their big upgrade.

Libre Naturals Gluten-Free Oatmeal Cups - Dairy-Free, Vegan, and Free of the "Top 11" Allergens

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 from blending 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 sound 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:

Libre Naturals Gluten-Free Oatmeal Cups - Dairy-Free, Vegan, and Free of the "Top 11" Allergens

Tasting Notes for Libre Naturals Gluten-Free Oatmeal Cups

Classic: If you like simplicity or making your own customized blend, then this is the flavor to reach for. It has just enough sweetness to be quite tasty as is. However, I couldn’t resist adding a little vanilla and cinnamon after a few bites. It was 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 with 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 few 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.

I would love an “unsweetened” variety of Libre Naturals Gluten-Free Oatmeal Cups. Nonetheless, the above sweetened flavors (ranging from 10 grams to 15 grams in total sugars) 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.

The Facts on Libre Naturals Gluten-Free Oatmeal Cups

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.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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