GLUTEN FREE CONFIDENCE SCORE: 5/10
Yes and no.
Oatmeal is natually gluten-free, but many brands of oatmeal has come in contact with gluten containing grains such at wheat and barley. This problem is called cross-contamination and it is a major issue for people that need to eat gluten-free. Just because because a label says “gluten-free” does not mean that it may not be made on equipment that also produces food that does contain gluten.
So, if you’re looking for gluten-free oatmeal, it’s probably best to steer clear of major brands like Quaker and instead seek out brands that make sure there has been no cross-contamination and can guarantee they are gluten-free.
With oatmeal, it is always a good idea to read the label carefully. Need help in understanding what to look for on those labels? We have a guide - check it out!