I was just playing around with ingredients for an upcoming holiday party I'm having where half the guests are vegan and a few are gluten free. I am pretty sure this recipe qualifies. The strange thing is, this tastes super buttery and naughty! My husband and I ate this entire batch in one night. Give it a try, you won't be disappointed.
Total Time: 25 minutes
Yield: 16 cookies
*Oats are technically gluten free but can be contaminated in the processing facilities. Be sure to purchase oats that are certified to be gluten free to be sure.
**Any nut butter can be used to substitute the peanut butter. To hide the peanut flavour, I added a touch more molasses. You'd never know a nut was in this.
I applaud your effort, and I do find this recipe intriguing enough to try with an all-purpose GF flour and see how that works, howevr; as a thirty+ year food allergic survivor, I do not play around with my health on the say-so of so-called "experts." I am the expert on my health and that says, NO wheat, rye, barley, spelt and no OATS either. Frankly, as a peer counselor for those new to allergen free living, I teach all my people to ignore such pushes to their carefully-crafted new way of living. Why invite trouble? Just on the basis of the oats, I would give this a thumbs down. For those with highly sensitive systems, this is hardly gluten free.
My nephew is on a gluten free diet so I have done a little research on this before but I checked online to make sure. From what I understand, oats are gluten free (they contain a different protien, avenin) but are often manufactured and processed in facilities with wheat and other grains, making them suspect for someone on a strict gluten free diet. Here is a good link that I found:
Be sure to let us know how your GF flour version turns out.
I've not only read that oats are gluten free (and like Jess said, you've got to be careful due to the facilities they come from) but I've been told by my gluten-free friends that pulsed oats works for them. I use Bob's Red Mill. Perhaps my gluten free friends aren't so sensitive to it? No idea, but thanks for looking out!
One-fourth what for the maple syrup? Cup?