Gluten-Free Oatmeal Cookies

Don’t worry, I’m not joining the gluten-free revolution.  But I am reading the book Wheat Belly by William Davis.  The author is a cardiologist who seems to be backing much of his information with research and science, but at this point I’m only half-way through the book.  However, I get a sense that he is telling his readers to not only give up wheat for better health, but other carbohydrates as well, such as rice, potatoes and corn.  A few reviews I’ve read have mentioned that he later talks about really following an Atkins-type diet.  Of course, by eliminating all or most carbohydrates one can definitely lose weight and reduce or eliminate health issues such as Type II diabetes.

I’m not trying to lose weight, but a few infertility books I’ve read (The Infertility Cure and Making Babies) and some other websites do recommend going gluten-free to help with infertility.  Many recommend staying away from alcohol, dairy, and soy as well.  I do avoid soy, but when not actively doing an IVF cycle I do enjoy the occasional glass of wine, cup of yogurt/ice cream or turkey sandwich.  A girls gotta live a little!

I have been finding some good gluten-free cookie recipes online.  I made these oatmeal peanut butter bites from How Sweet It Is last week and both Hubby and I really enjoyed them.   The bites were no bake and to contrast, I wanted to find a gluten-free cookie recipe that would be a little more like a traditional oatmeal cookie.

Gluten-Free Oatmeal Cookies (adapted from a Trader Joe’s recipe)  Yields approximately 48 cookies.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 cups rolled oats (gluten-free variety)
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips (I used a dark chocolate chip)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup pecans (or other variety of nut)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup peanut butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large bowl, combine granulated sugar, brown sugar and butter and beat until creamy.

Add eggs, vanilla and baking soda and mix well.  Add peanut butter and mix.

Stir in oats, chocolate chips and pecans.  Place teaspoon full of dough on a lightly greased cookie sheet (I used a Silpat sheet) about 2 inches apart.  Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly brown around the edges.

The dough is very sticky without the flour, so using the spoon is helpful.

Dark chocolate “big” chips

Ready for the oven

Gluten-free oatmeal cookies

Whether you follow a gluten-free diet or not, these cookies are pretty tasty.  The pecans and dark chocolate give some depth to these chewy oatmeal cookies.  Like I said, I’m not totally gluten-free, but it’s nice to have some options to at least lower gluten intake.  If it helps in the slightest, I’m willing to try.

I’ll see my RE again this coming Wednesday to check my progesterone and hopefully I’ve ovulated for this cycle so we can move ahead.

Advertisements

13 thoughts on “Gluten-Free Oatmeal Cookies

  1. Pingback: Good Thing I Don’t Do Heroin « hopefulandhungry

  2. I love any cookie with oatmeal in it! We just bought a ten pound box of oats from Costco. Was wondering what to do with it. Looks like I found a good start!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Il Corvo Pasta

Il Corvo Pasta | Pasta Fatta A Mano | Handmade Pasta

lovingthemarriedlife

Our journey to completing our family!!! Everyday life with raising a family, going back to college and our journey with infertility!

Tales of a Twin Mombie

Because when you're a parent, there's always a story to tell.

Twinning85

Twin Mama | Wife | Infertility Warrior | Special Needs Mama

Romans 8:18

The pain that you're feeling can't compare to the joy that's coming

Someday Momma

From Infertility to IVF to Twins!

Adventures of a Labor Nurse

The Highs and Lows of Labor and Delivery

Mommy Outnumbered

Lifestyle - Recipes - Parenthood

Life.Love.Jesus

......John 3:30, and tale of two people learning to get through it all, and depending desperately on Jesus. A tale of two people learning the hard way, what it takes to expand our family.

Conceptionally challenged

parenting and processing after infertility and babyloss

The MD & Me

~ my not so glamorous but oh so blessed life ~

Sophia's Story

A Memoir on the Joys and Pains of Making a Family.

F*%k infertility

Seriously, eff infertility

sammiestwins's Blog

My journey with my children.

Plan B Chronicles

A Single Professional Black Woman's Journey To Becoming A Mother And Beyond

lamenting the lentil

unexplained infertility, twin pregnancy, and me

%d bloggers like this: