Research has shown that most patients with celiac disease can safely eat small amounts of pure, uncontaminated oats, under a doctor's supervision
. Further, it has finally become possible to obtain gluten-free oats from specialized vendors and growers who dedicate fields and equipment to producing oats alone.
If you are thinking of adding gluten-free oats to your diet, first read our article "Are Oats Safe on A Gluten Free Diet?" and talk to your doctor. Then, if you cannot find gluten-free oats in a store near you, contact the vendors listed here.
Located in Powell, WY, this company was the first in the United States to produce gluten-free oats. Their old-fashioned rolled oats can be ordered online or purchased in stores (a list of retail outlets is available on their website).
Located in Poison, MT, Gifts of Nature's oats have been certified by the Gluten Free Certification Organization. Their products include whole kernel oat groats (oat berries) that can be ground into oat flour, as well as old-fashioned oatmeal (rolled oats).
Located in Milwaukie, OR, Bob's Red Mill offers steel cut oats grown from non-GMO seeds and packaged in their 100-percent gluten-free facility. Their products can be ordered from their website or purchased in stores.
Located in LaSalle, Quebec, Chateau Cream Hill Estates offers old-fashioned oatmeal (rolled oats), whole grain oat flour, and oat groats through their own website, 10 online stores, and retail outlets in the United States and Canada. The company will ship internationally.
Located in Regina, Saskatchawan, Only Oats sells whole oat pearls, steel cut oat pearls, oat flakes, oat flour, and oat bran. The company ships to the United States and Canada.
Glutenfreeda, based in Washington state, offers gluten-free instant oatmeal in Apple Cinnamon, Banana Maple, and Maple Raisin flavors. You can also buy a variety pack.