Thursday, November 13, 2008

Bob's Red Mill Might Tasty GF Hot Cereal is the new Oatmeal.

I have had this little sample packet of Bob's Red Mill Mighty Tasty GF Hot Cereal in my kitchen cabinet since I got it at the gluten-free cooking spree. I've wanted to try it but it takes time to cook and I am always nervous about hot breakfasts because of my aversion to anything non-mushy-oatmeal-ish. Well thanks to Marilyn's comment I finally took a risk and cooked it up. I followed the instructions on the package, boil water and salt, add cereal, simmer for 10 minutes. Then I added some brown sugar and sat down to eat it, with a glass of milk on the side. The smell reminded me of the times when I was little and my Gram would make me plain oatmeal and serve it with sugar and milk. I loved it. I couldn't have been older than 3 or 4 at the time but the memory is clear.

After a few spoonfuls I realized that I had put too much sugar in it but that's ok. ThenI thought, why don't I put some milk in?? So I did. YUM. Just like Gram used to make. not oatmeal but close enough. This could work. Unfortunately it's not instant but I did save the leftovers and I'll be curious to see how well they reheat in the microwave.

The consistency kind of reminds me of a grainy version of cream of wheat. I haven't had that since I was little but I used to love it. I could definitely get used to this, it could very easily replace my beloved oatmeal. Thank you Marilyn for suggesting it!!

4 comments:

Sally said...

It tastes great reheated, but you should know that it expands in the microwave. I spent a good portion of the morning yesterday in the employee lounge scraping Mighty Tasty cereal out of the microwave after it exploded. Woops.

Have you tried Mesa Sunrise cold cereal? It's really good. A bit of sweet, but not too sweet. Perfect with some banana, blueberries, or strawberries on top with some Lactaid or nut milk or whatever kind of milk you like. Mmmm.

Jenny said...

Good to know! I will reheat with caution. I have not tired Mesa Sunrise, I'll have to check it out!

Lisa said...

Thanks so much for this review. I did finally find some Bob's gf oats in the market today, so I'm going to give them a try. If I can't tolerate them, I will definitely be buying the "Mighty Good"!

Gluten Free Steve said...

Try making it with 3 cups of water and then 1/4 cup cream instead of all water. It makes a big difference and isn't so gloopy and makes it yummier. Then top off your bowl with some cream mixed with brown sugar - drizzle that over the hot cereal. I am also going to add some chopped apples before cooking next time as I think that'll give it other good flavor. This is my new favorite breakfast cereal for these cold Winter days.