a word from our sponsors: bob’s red mill 8-grain hot cereal

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Bob’s Red Mill is the one brand of gluten-free food that has been in my home from the time I was first diagnosed in 2005 until today. Honestly. Other brands have come and gone — there were plenty of foods I ate those first couple of years that I never ate again once I taught myself how to bake without gluten — but Bob’s always stays.

This is why we’re so happy that Bob’s Red Mill has been a sponsor of this site for years.

And recently, we added this 8-grain hot cereal from Bob’s to our family’s breakfast routine.

Bob’s Red Mill 8-Grain hot cereal is hearty, filling, and easy to make.  It’s more complex in its taste and texture than most hot cereal, since it contains stone ground corn, oats, brown rice, soy beans, oat bran, millet, sorghum, sunflower seeds, and flaxseed. A couple of mornings a week, we cook some up in our rice cooker (you can also use a pot on the stove) and scoop some out in bowls before taking Lucy to kindergarten in the morning. She loves apple slices and almond milk on hers. I like honey and pistachios, with a bit of dried apricots. Danny likes brown sugar, raisins, and salted sunflower seeds on his. Desmond has his plain right now, but he’ll want more toppings later.

Sometimes, I’ll make a double batch. After breakfast, I spread the leftover hot cereal into a buttered square baking pan and set it in the fridge. When it’s cold, I cut it into squares and cook them up in olive oil in a skillet, a little like fried polenta.

Bob’s took the care to make some small adjustments to make their 8-grain hot cereal gluten-free. They make it in their gluten-free facility now as well. We’re thrilled. We bet you will be too.

Bob’s Red Mill is giving away a package of their 8-grain hot cereal to three readers of this site. Leave a comment about why you would be interested in winning this. Winners will be chosen at random on Friday, February 27th and notified by email.

47 comments on “a word from our sponsors: bob’s red mill 8-grain hot cereal

  1. Sarah L

    My toddler and I both love hot cereal for breakfast – or, really, any time of the day. The best rolled oats that I’ve ever eaten were from Bob’s Red Mill, so I’d love to try their 8-Grain Hot Cereal!

  2. Suzie B

    i have recently started eating hot cereal for breakfast as I try to change my eating habits due to health concerns. I would love to try this Bob’s Red Mill product as I have been very happy with some of their other products!

  3. Lindsey F

    I have not tried this hot cereal yet but it looks delicious. Perfect breakfast for all the cold weather mornings we have been having this year.

  4. Katy P

    I would love to try this! I’m always looking for healthy breakfast options for my son with Celiac- and our whole family, since we eat gluten free for him.

  5. Cari

    This sounds delicious! I would love to try this for my whole family, but especially for my 1-year-old girl who needs hearty and healthy foods. It’s been a challenge to figure out what to feed her as a mom who works outside of the home, and this sounds just right.

  6. Michelle

    I would like to try this because I have used other products by Bob’s before and am very happy with it. We are trying to change to gluten free products for our health, and this would help us along!

  7. Irene Burt

    I would love to try this hot cereal because the list of ingredients sound so tasty and healthy! It is so good to have something different which is gluten free!

  8. Karen Waterman

    I have used other products from Bob’s but I have not seen this item on the shelf. It sounds like it would be a good start to my morning. It sounds delicious and you can change it by using different toppings. Pick me!

  9. Stephanie

    Cold weather warmed by g-f giveaways! Thank you!
    I have heard about Bob’s 8-Grain-Cereal, but I have never seen it in a store?! I would love to try it!

  10. Neena

    I love this company and have tried so many of their products! I love how so many of my regular stores now have entire sections of their aisles devoted to Bob’s products. I haven’t tried this cereal yet, but would love it!

  11. Christa

    I adore Bob’s Red Mill Mighty Tasty Hot Cereal! Sometimes I eat it with just brown sugar and milk. Other times I splurge and throw in a handful of frozen raspberries, a little sugar and cream, then I put a lid on it and let the raspberries warm through then stir and eat. So delicious! I wasn’t aware that they had another GF mixed-grain hot cereal and would love to try it to compare to Mighty Tasty.

  12. Laura

    As senior citizens, we’re doing everything we can to stay active and eat a healthy diet. We’ve recently gone gluten free, and feel so much better for it. Our go-to hot cereals are oatmeal and amaranth, but can get a little boring. We’d love to try this as an alternative, the ingredients list sounds yummy!!

  13. Shelly

    Hi, would love to try this. Actually, I have tried the muesli, we use this muesli to make apple crumble topping with butter and honey. It’s really delicious.
    Has anyone tried using the Bobs Red Mill mixes as a base ingredient for granola bars? I’d love a recipe from any readers if they have tried this. Just looking for a starting point of ratios (eg, cereal/muesli mix to melted butter to honey to peanut butter) or something similar.

  14. Virginia Burgert

    Over 50 years ago, I was given a marvelous 7 grain cereal at the hospital where I had all 5 of my children. I never forgot that cereal, and remember it fondly. I can only imagine that 8 grain cereal will be better than 7 grain! And now at the tender age of 78+, I’ve had to go gluten-free, so this one interests me greatly! It’s got to be good!

  15. Danielle

    This sounds amazing! Since my daughter’s diagnosis we have used the Bob’s Red Mill flours with much success. My daughter was so happy she didn’t have to give up her favorite warm breakfast of oatmeal but this sounds even better.

  16. Hillary

    My father has been an oatmeal for breakfast guy for years and I would love to get him interested in some different and delicious grains!

  17. deb

    I am one of the many with Celiac who can’t eat oats. Now that oats have been proclaimed safe for all Celiacs, even though research has shown that some Celiac’s do have an autoimmune response to oats, most gf products now contain them, so I am back to the very limited choices I had back in 2000 when I first got diagnosed. So glad others can freely enjoy gf products containing oats. At least some with Celiac have lots of gf food choices now.

  18. melissa petersen

    My 10 year old is very picky eater but does like oatmeal. I would love to try a different type of oatmeal for him that sounds like it would have more health benefits which he needs. It is nice to try something for free in case he doesn’t like it. But then again I am sure I will 🙂

  19. Steven Trevallee

    I’d be “interested” because I am “desperate” for something new in the mornings.
    And…as I live by myself,and am always watching leftovers sit around, the idea that it could be chilled, cut into squares, and cooked with olive oil on the stovetop is an intriguing possibility.

  20. Sue Coaty

    My husband was diagnosed with celiac disease in August 2014. He has made s strong recovery,but would love to get more nutrients in his body so he can return to marathon training. Less than 25 states to go! …and I am loving these “new” flours too!

  21. Megan M.

    I’d love to try this. I’ve been stuck in an oatmeal rut for way too long. It’d be nice to have something different.

  22. Bonnie

    We’ve eaten many bags of Bob’s GF Steel-cut Oats and cook them now with chopped pecans, dried cranberries, and a lavish amount of cinnamon. Still, we’re tiring of that too and would like to try the 8-Grain Cereal.

  23. Tekla Bach

    It looks and sounds delicious, and it would be perfect if it were available in Scandinavia. I love hot cereal, and here in Denmark we serve it with a sauce of melted butter and lemonjuice over.

  24. Donna

    I love Bob’s products! Most recently have been using the gluten free flour mix which has been helping me make great gluten free muffins and brownies. Would love the opportunity to try the 8 grain cereal. It’s cold here in Boston and we need a hot breakfast these days before venturing out in the cold!

  25. Trista Ainsworth

    I would love to try this cereal in some recipes. I am a big fan of Bob’s Red Mill! I love to use their products in my baked goods from gf flours to sea salt to baking powder! I love knowing where my ingredients come from. I will be teaching some gf baking classes soon and it would be a great addition. I am switching over from selling baked goods to teaching healthy baking and always recommend Bob’s Red Mill products!

  26. Pam F.

    I would love to try this cereal. I love love love hot cereal! I live in Duluth, Minnesota, and it has been a bone-chilling winter!

  27. Christina S

    I would love to try this cereal causes little girl I would eat wheateena so this would be a great gluten free option

  28. Leah

    This sounds delicious! I used to love Roman Meal. I still eat GF oatmeal but miss the variety. Can’t wait to try it. I also love your “polenta” idea – I never would have thought of that (or of making this in my rice cooker)…I learned 3 things from one post!

  29. Gladys

    I was diagnosed as a Celiac in August 2007 and 2 mos later diagnosed with Breast Cancer(both sides) and had a bil mastectomy Nov 2007 and had ensuing Chemo and Radiation and then on Arimidex and Tamoxifen which I finally quit due to heart issues. If it wasn’t for the gluten free diet I don’t think I’d be here. I loved trying all the different foods while under chemo…..had the time and my taste sensations didn’t get affected too much. I survived Chemo because of the GF lifestyle. I am so thankful and love the lifestyle and some new to me cereal would be great. I too love Bob’s Red Mill products.

  30. Debbie

    I love many of Bob Red Mill’s products, but I didn’t know about the cereal. I love 7 grain or other mixed grain cereals, but they often have wheat or barley or both in them The new cereal is going on my grocery list.

  31. Eileen

    We used to eat BRM GF hot cereal in sweet & savory dishes but moved on to others when we wanted something with more complex flavor & greater nutrition. I always wished we could have their other blends but all had gluten. It’s exciting that they new have a better GF blend & we’d love to try it!

  32. AngAK

    we love our steel cut oatmeal in the crockpot overnight. I bet this cereal would be a nice change up, or even mix it in. it’s good to add when baking bread too.

  33. Margaret

    How do you make it in the rice cooker – what are the proportions? Sounds like and easy way to make a hot breakfast.

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