I love a nice hot bowl of (gluten-free, of course) oatmeal for breakfast. For some time now, I’ve been eating Bakery on Main’s gluten-free instant Strawberry Shortcake oatmeal, because I found some at a salvage grocery store for super cheap (so I bought 10 boxes). I didn’t even know they had other flavors until I received some samples from the company recently. Not only do they have Strawberry Shortcake and original flavors, but there are also Apple Pie, Maple, and the two new flavors: Blueberry Scone and Carrot Cake.
One of the things I love about the Bakery on Main instant oatmeal is that while it has a lot of flavor, it is more subtle because it is not very sweet. You definitely don’t feel like you’re eating dessert for breakfast, which is how I sometimes feel with oatmeal. To be honest, it’s what I sometimes want, which is why I sometimes add a little extra sugar to make it sweeter and brighten the flavors. Most of the time, though, I’m perfectly content with searching out the flavors. It also helps if you don’t eat it when it’s super hot. :O In fact, the cooler it is (and/or perhaps the longer it has melded), the more pronounced the flavors are.
The blueberry scone really does taste like a blueberry pastry (although not nearly as sweet and with a lot of oatmeal pastry). The carrot cake, I have decided, is my favorite. There are little chunks of carrots and raisins. It tastes just like a healthy carrot cake that my mom would make, and if I add just a little sugar, it tastes like a carrot cake I would make.
One of the things that are different about Bakery on Main’s instant oatmeal (and that I love) is that it also has amaranth, quinoa, chia, and flax. You get a whole bunch of goodness in one bowl of oatmeal.
If you’re searching for a new quick, but hearty, hot breakfast, you might want to give Bakery on Main a try.
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