Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Oatmeal To-Go Cups - Product Review

A couple of weeks ago I received a surprise in the mail. I love surprise packages! This time it was a sample box of Bob's Red Mill new oatmeal cups.

 Disclaimer: I received a complimentary sample of this product from Bob's Red Mill.

I am an oatmeal-for-breakfast person. On most days I make a batch of either Bob's Red Mill gluten-free old-fashioned oats or Udi's gluten-free steel cut oats. I make them on the stovetop because I believe they taste better this way. But when I'm traveling this isn't possible. My solution is to bring measured portions of Bob's Red Mill quick-cooking gluten free oats. Since most hotel rooms not include coffee makers, I pour my oatmeal into a coffee cup and heat up water with the coffee maker. I have been making my own to-go oatmeal cups, but I don't need to anymore!

These cups come in four flavors -- classic, brown sugar and maple, apple pieces and cinnamon, and blueberry and hazelnut. The only unsweetened cup is classic (but feel free to add your own sweetener, blueberries, bananas, etc. All flavors contain chia and flax. Want some fiber? all contain at least 7 grams of fiber.

Now for the test.

They are quite easy to prepare following the directions on the cup. Boil water, fill to the water line, stir, cover and let it sit for 3 minutes. Voila! perfect oatmeal:

Pictured above is the blueberry hazelnut. This is the only flavor that contains nuts, but all contain a "manufactured in a facility that also uses tree nuts and soy" warning.
These will work great for on the road breakfasts (using the hotel coffee maker). Just don't forget to bring a spoon!

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