While I am eternally grateful for everything Bob’s Red Mill makes — what would I do without all those little bags of flour lined up on grocery shelves, accessible? — I feel most blessed for these. Gluten-free oats.
I’m just ready to declare a favorite.
After testing and tasting all the gluten-free oats, I can proclaim loudly that I’m loyal to Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free oats. They took such trouble to certify that these oats will be safe for those of us who suffer from celiac. Look at this blurb from their website:
“Our Gluten Free Rolled Oats are pure. They are grown by over 200 farmers on clean, dedicated oat-growing fields. They plant only non-GMO “pedigreed” seed stock. Each farm delivery is sampled hundreds of times and tested with an R5 ELISA gluten test to ensure the absence of gluten. Advanced color-sorting removes undetected impurities. Roasting enhances that wholesome, robust flavor you expect. The oats are packaged in our new, 100% gluten free facility and tested for gluten again to ensure their purity.”
(I met Bob himself, when I was in Portland with my book. He’s a fabulous, cantankerous, just-what-you-expect-from-the-photograph character. Who wouldn’t want to support his endeavors?)
But it’s more than that. These oats are thick, hearty, and beam with real taste. Before I had to go gluten-free, I chose Bob’s regular oats for my daily breakfast. Finally, after all this time, I can just go back to eating oatmeal.
Because, other than certifying that these oats are grown, transported, and processed in an entirely gluten-free fashion, Bob’s Red Mill has produced superlative oats. They don’t turn to mush when you cook them. Every morning is a robust taste sensation. I love settling into my seat on the couch, my feet propped up on the coffee table, and digging my spoon into a bowl full of blueberries, cinnamon, walnuts, and these oats.
And there are steel-cut oats too! Soon, I’m going to start grinding those into my own oat flour.
These gluten-free oats are so popular that stores have a hard time keeping them on the shelves. Do yourself a favor —order some directly from Bob, today.