Product Review: Bob’s Red Mill Steel Cut Oats

Waaaay back in September I went to the Natural Products Expo in Baltimore where I got some samples from Bob’s Red Mill.  I actually got to meet Bob! Very cool. 

Well, the samples were nestled into my pantry and forgotten about.  They even made the move from Maryland to Connecticut.  Yesterday morning I cooked some up.

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3/4 cups of water to 1/4 cup of oats for 10 minutes.  They have a nice texture, and I like it a bit al dente.  The flavor is just what you would expect from oatmeal, a good base.  So to spice it up I added some raisins and a small scoop of peanut butter.

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Delicious! And pretty.  Check out one of the bowls I bought in Turkey.  I have a tradition where I buy a painting in every country I visit.  When we were in Turkey I couldn’t find any on canvas, so I went with ceramic.  There are three more, so watch for their debut!

Lately I have been having larger breakfasts.  Eggs, toast, yogurt, fruit.  I swapped out the toast for oatmeal and I was full for an excessively long time.  I didn’t need lunch till almost 3!   These oats definitely have staying power if you need something to stick with you.

A bonus that comes with this product is that they are gluten free.  Gluten is not naturally in oats but it is easily contaminated when processed in a facility with wheat, barley or rye.  Bob’s Red Mill has a ton of gluten free products so it is a great resource for people with Celiac Disease. 

All in all, thumbs up to these Steel Cut Oats.  I’m ready for the weather to cool down so I can start having cozy, hot breakfast mornings.

What is your favorite breakfast food?

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