Growing up, my mom made oatmeal every Monday for my entire life. I'm not joking. There was no deviation. Every. Single. Monday. Of my entire childhood. I refused to eat oatmeal for years after I left my parents' house. And I certainly would never eat it on a Monday!
But, gradually, I invited oatmeal back to my table because it is versatile, tasty, and good for you. However, the way I make oatmeal is not a quick breakfast. I usually use steel cut oats, simmer them till tender, season them with cinnamon and vanilla, and stir in chia seeds, flax seeds, hemp seeds, and dried fruit. It's a good forty-five minute process. But it is tasty.
When Bob's Red Mill contacted me to see if I would be willing to receive and review their brand-new oatmeal cups*, I readily agreed. I've been a long-time fan of the company and their products. At any given moment, you can find at least half a dozen products of theirs on my shelves. I have recently become enamored with their ancient grains, so I have buckwheat groats, millet, farro, and amaranth in my pantry. Their dried beans and flours are also a household staple.
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We received the four-pack of their brand new oatmeal cups, including apple pieces and cinnamon, blueberry hazelnut, brown sugar and maple, and classic. All flavors include flax seed and chia seeds. After we made our selections, we waited for the water to boil and read the labels. The biggest difference between the four: grams of sugar; the classic has only 1g of sugar while the apple pieces and cinnamon had the most with 13g.
We loved how easy it was. Boiling water and three minutes was all it took to have breakfast ready to go. The boys loved that it had a lid. Not that they took it anywhere, but I guess the possibility that they could take it somewhere was appealing to them.
And, for me, the best thing is that it's Bob's Red Mill and all the quality that comes along with that name.
I am thrilled to share one of the four-pack with one of my readers. If you would like the chance to try the oatmeal for yourself, please enter the rafflecopter below. A winner - from U.S. or Canada only, please - will be selected on Monday, October 5th and notified within 24 hours.
Disclaimer: This giveaway is open to U.S. and Canada residents, age 18 & up only. All entries for the winner will be checked and verified. By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. The number of entries received determines the odds of winning. One winner will be selected. The prize package will be sent directly from the giveaway sponsor. I am not responsible for the fulfillment or delivery of the prize packages. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.