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.
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.
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.