I have been craving oatmeal for a few days. Now, when it comes to cravings, I’ve been known to crave weird things, but this was pretty random, even for me. I never liked oatmeal as a kid—and I’d only touch oatmeal if it were in a granola bar, cookie, or apple crisp.

Gluten-Free Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies

But, not surprisingly, now that I can’t have regular oatmeal, my fancy’s taken to wanting it again. Go figure.

So after pondering how I could satisfy this craving, I remembered seeing gluten-free oats, available from Bob’s Red Mill. I’d never tried them before, but thought it would be worth a try.

For my first gluten-free oats experiment, I decided to make cinnamon apple oatmeal cookies. I wanted something that could double as a breakfast cookie, perfect for those mornings on-the-go, but also sweet enough to pass for a cookie with a bit more sugar. I found this excellent recipe online and came up with a gluten-free, egg-free, and dairy-free version. If you want it to be more suitable for breakfast, try reducing the brown sugar by 1/4 cup.