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Getting my children off to school in the mornings is a challenge in itself. To get them to actually sit down to eat a healthful breakfast is another thing. I like to give my kids oatmeal in the mornings because oatmeal is a hearty, healthy and filling breakfast that I trust to give them a boost of energy and sustenance throughout the day. The only problem is that oatmeal can get very boring!
Fortunately, Bob's Red Mill has compiled a handy-dandy breakfast calendar featuring a month's worth of fun, nutritious and delicious oatmeal recipes that can be made in a snap — and that my kids love! Just wait until you see some of the creative oatmeal toppings they have come up with. My kids look forward to breakfast now!
The calendar is now available at Bob's Red Mill's website for anyone to access or download and magnet to the fridge. With the calendar, all the varieties of Bob's Red Mill oats, their ease of prep and their health benefits, you'll never have to worry about what's for breakfast again!
Bob's Red Mill sent me samples of their oatmeal varieties to review. I love trying out new recipies for my family. I really never knew that there were so many ways to prepare and to eat oatmeal! We received samples of Oat Bran Cereal, Quick Cooking Steel Cut Oats, Extra Thick Rolled Oats, Scottish Oatmeal, and Quick Cook Rolled Oats. Each variety that we have tried so far is delicious as well as fun to prepare. They are also wonderful for baking.
Oat Bran Cereal
Oat Bran Cereal is a deliciously smooth, high fiber cereal milled from high protein oats. It makes a wonderful hot cereal or add it to baked goods for increased nutrition.
Quick Cooking Steel Cut Oats
Quick Cooking Steel Cut Oats come from some of the highest quality farm-fresh oats in the world. They are milled from high protein whole grain oats and cut into neat little pieces on a specialized rotary granulator mill. Ready in a scant 5 to 7 minutes, our Quick Cooking Steel Cut Oats make a delightful hot cereal!
Extra Thick Rolled Oats
Thick Rolled Oats (and we mean nice and extra thick!) are uniquely "kiln toasted" and freshly milled from the highest quality oats. These extra chewy oats produce extremely satisfying robust European-style cereal and yeast breads.
Oatmeal originated in Scotland centuries ago and was different from our modern rolled oats. A coarse meal was produced by slowly grinding the kernel between two large mill stones. Our Scottish Oatmeal is produced in the same old fashioned way and contains all the health giving nutrients of the best quality oats from which it was ground--the germ, the oil and the fiber. The result is a surprisingly unique and flavorful hot cereal.
Quick Cook Rolled Oats
Quick Cooking Rolled Oats are completely natural and not pre-cooked like instant oats. They are rolled thinner than regular oats, and are best for cookies and other baking.
To learn more about Bob's Red Mill go to: Bobsredmill.com
Disclaimer: I received samples of these products to review and to keep. The opinions are my own.
Bob Moore began his company, Bob’s Red Mill back in 1978.
Bob Moore, founder of Bob's Red Mill
Bob's journey began serendipitously in the mid '60s after coming across a book about old stone-grinding flour mills. His enthusiasm was immediate and he decided to find usable stone mills, which were becoming rarer due to the domination of high-speed steel roller mills. His persistence paid off. Equipped with several sets of millstones from an old North Carolina water-powered flour mill, Bob and his wife ,Charlee, began their first mill in Redding, California.
After a few years, they decided to pursue others interests and retired to Oregon City, Oregon in 1978. On an afternoon walk, Bob came across an old mill that, as luck would have it, had a big sign out front reading “for sale”. In just a few short months, he was able to source a beautiful old mill that could stone grind flours and cereals for local customers. Word quickly spread and Bob's Oregon City based mill enjoyed much success.
For over three decades, Bob has been committed to providing people everywhere with the best quality foods available.
Bob’s Red Mill manufactures health cereals, grains, beans, seeds, flours and meals, mixes, oats, but what makes Bob’s company unique is his values:
TRUST HONESTY AND INTEGRITY: These are the three principles Bob's business is built on. The packaging is a great example of this commitment: Their clear bags allow the customer to see the high quality of every one of their products. By producing the very best in whole grain foods, Bob's Red Mill is able to fulfill their commitment to help look after more and more people through better nutrition. Bob simply wouldn't have it any other way.
PRESERVING NUTRITION THROUGH TRADITION: (from their website)
￼At Bob's Red Mill, we know that you can't rush quality. That's why we manufacture our products using time-honored techniques, like grinding whole grains at cool temperatures with a traditional stone mill. This production 'secret' allows us to seal in the freshness and bring you wholesome, quality foods, just as nature intended.
Our beautiful stone grinding mills are much like the ones used during early Roman times. And to this day, our quartz millstones remain the best way to produce the finest products available. Unlike high-speed steel rollers, our stone mills ensure the most nutritious parts of the whole grain remain, so we can pack all-natural goodness right into your bag.
I got to choose three of Bob's greatest mixes: (Which all turned out to be delicious, and my kids loved them)
Makes cookies that are free from gluten, yet full of scrumptious flavor! Made from the finest all natural ingredients, these cookies are soft on the inside with a delicate crispiness outside, and so easy to prepare. Ingredients: brown sugar, evaporated cane juice, garbanzo bean flour, potato starch, semi-sweet chocolate chips (sugar, unsweetened chocolate, cocoa butter, soy lecithin, vanilla), tapioca starch, whole grain white sorghum flour, fructose, fava bean flour, xanthan gum, baking soda, sea salt, natural vanilla powder (sugar, corn starch, vanilla extract).
Spice Apple Bran Muffin Mix is a perfect blend of spices and plump, tasty chunks of dried apple. This mix, containing stone ground whole wheat pastry flour, enriched pastry flour (wheat flour, niacin, iron, thiamine, riboflavin, folic acid), wheat bran, dried apples, non-fat dry milk, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder (sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate, corn starch, monocalcium phosphate), nutmeg, and cloves, is a true crowd pleaser.
Light and delicate, this is the go-to mix for bakers looking to make the perfect shortbread cookie. Sweet, but not overly rich, these cookies are delightful on their own and can be spruced up with a few minor adaptions.
Bob's Red Mill has many products to choose from, so be certain to check them all out:
I often drive past Bob’s Red Mill in Oregon City on my way to my children’s dentist. I had read a couple of years ago in the People magazine that instead of selling his business, Bob handed it over to his loyal employees, so now it is employee owned. What a great man Bob Moore is.
*Product received. All opinions are my own.