As we've written about many times on our blog, following a gluten diet can be difficult, but there is no denying that it is much easier now than it was in recent years. Long gone are the days of cardboard pasta and bread in a tin - there are so many gluten free options out there now, from delicious gluten free crisps to tasty gluten free biscuits, and almost every supermarket has a great gluten free section too.
Co-op Free From porridge oats
The Just Natural brand has a great selection of gluten free products, and we were really impressed by these gluten free porridge oats. They're 100% organic, and according to the team at Just Natural they're selected from producers who use dedicated gluten free processing lines and who test for gluten at various stages during their production to ensure that the product is below 20PPM Gluten content. It's really impressive, learn more and buy them here - justnatural.co.uk
Holland & Barrett organic gluten free jumbo oats
It was quite hard to find organic gluten free oats for this guide, but we were delighted to find these organic gluten free jumbo oats available to buy from Holland & Barrett. They're simple but great, and at less than £5 for 1kg, they're also good value too. Learn more and buy them here - hollandandbarrett.com
MOMA Jumbo Oat Porridge cranberry & raisin
We included the MOMA brand previously in our low sugar granola guide, but this brand also does an excellent range of gluten free jumbo oat porridge pots. The oats used are British, and the range includes porridge made with fruit such as this delicious cranberry & raisin variety. Learn more and buy it here - groceries.asda.com
Tesco Free From pure oats
Tesco has a great selection of gluten free food, including the very tasty Tesco finest gluten free bread. We were impressed by these pure oats from the Tesco Free From range, which are totally free from gluten and any wheat contamination. As explained on the Tesco website, these oats are carefully grown and processed to prevent cross-contamination. Learn more and buy them here - tesco.com
Quaker oat so simple gluten free
Quaker is probably the biggest oats brand and really doesn't need much of an introduction, but many people don't realise that Quaker also does a gluten free version of its oats and that they're excellent. The oats come in individual sachets and are perfect for making porridges, but you could use them for other purposes if you wish. We love that the team at Quaker clearly understands the importance of processing these oats in a separate environment to prevent cross-contamination - as explained on the Quaker website, stray wheat, rye or barley can be introduced during harvesting and transportation of oats and can cause them to absorb gluten. We're really impressed with this product, learn more and buy it here - sainsburys.co.uk
Hopefully this guide helps you to find some delicious gluten free oats to enjoy either on their own or however you choose. Let us know if you've tried any of these or if you have any other suggestions for us!