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 were my samples since their big brand and facility upgrade.
Tasting Notes for Libre Naturals Gluten-Free Oatmeal Cups
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 tried 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.
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.
Ingredients: whole grain gluten free rolled oats, whole grain gluten free quick oats, *evaporated cane sugar, raw sunflower seeds, dried apples, dried blueberries, *cinnamon, sea salt. *certified organic
Nutrition (per 2.3-ounce cup): 260 calories, 5g fat, 44g carbs, 7g fiber, 12g sugars, 9g protein.*
Blueberries & Cranberries
The contrasting sweet and tart berries in this blend become so plump that a few actually burst!
Ingredients: whole grain gluten free rolled oats, whole grain gluten free quick oats, *evaporated cane sugar, dried blueberries, dried cranberries, sea salt. *certified organic
Nutrition (per 2.3-ounce cup): 250 calories, 3g fat, 48g carbs, 7g fiber, 14g sugars, 8g protein.*
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.
Ingredients: whole grain gluten free rolled oats, whole grain gluten free quick oats, *evaporated cane sugar, dried apples, *cinnamon, sea salt. *certified organic
Nutrition (per 2.3-ounce cup): 240 calories, 3g fat, 48g carbs, 7g fiber, 15g sugars, 7g protein.*
Their Classic and Pumpkin Seeds, Raisins & Spices were discontinued.
If you don’t need individual cups, or prefer to bag your own, Libre Naturals sells 10-pound bulk sizes of each oatmeal flavor currently available.
More Facts on Libre Naturals Gluten-Free Oatmeal Cups
Price: $2.95 per 2.3-ounce cup
Availability: Libre Naturals Gluten-Free Oatmeal Cups are sold in some stores, but they’re easiest to find online. You can order direct from their website below – they ship throughout the U.S. and Canada – or from Amazon.
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, and vegetarian.*
For More Product Information: Visit the Libre Naturals website at www.librenaturals.com.
*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy.
Finally, a company that uses rolled oat and quick oats together! This is always how I’ve liked my oatmeal – it’s the perfect textural balance. They use just enough unrefined sweetener, and the “just add water” directions couldn’t be easier. Since cups aren’t really convenient for the type of travel we do, I might look into their bulk size and packaging it up.