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whole grain oats
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- Certified Organic
- Certified Kosher
- Made By Hand
- Made in USA
- Sourced Direct From Farmers
- Cholesterol Free
- Dairy Free
- Dye and Color Additive Free
- High Fiber
- High in Protein
- Low Fat
- No Added Sugar or Sweeteners
- No Artificial Ingredients
- No Trans Fats
- Preservative Free
- SLS Free
- Sugar Free
Why You’ll Love Rolled Oats
Oats that are gluten-free? You’re not dreaming, it’s now a real possibility thanks to Bob’s Red Mill. Each 32 oz. bag of these old-fashioned rolled oats has modern protective measures in place to ensure that those with Celiac disease and gluten intolerance can still enjoy morning oatmeal, cookies, shakes, and everything else you can create with this hearty grain.
Each batch is sampled numerous times to ensure the absence of gluten, and advanced color-sorting is used to remove any impurities. The oats are then packaged in a 100 percent gluten-free facility before being shipped to you.
Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Rolled Oats are crafted by hand from pure whole grain oats and contain absolutely no additives—they are free of dairy, cholesterol, dyes, sugars, and preservatives. Each serving has five grams of dietary fiber, seven grams of protein, 15 percent of the daily recommended value of iron, and good amounts of vitamins A, D, and B, making it a substantial part of any wholesome meal.
History of oats
Oats are one of the world’s oldest grains and have been used for thousands of years for food, medicinal, and farming purposes.
Research from Iowa State University claims that oats found their way from Europe, where they have long been a major crop, and were first planted off the coast of Massachusetts during colonial America. In fact, President George Washington had around 580 acres of oats on his land.
In the 1800s, the crop moved towards the Mississippi River, which is where most American oats are grown today.
What's the difference between rolled, steel-cut, and instant oats?
There are three main types of oats. In the beginning stages, raw and unprocessed oats are called groats. How they are processed determines what style of oats will eventually be made. Here are the main differences.
Rolled oats are also commonly called old-fashioned or whole oats. They are groats that are steamed to make them soft and malleable. They are then rolled over with a rolling pin and pressed down to flatten. Once that part is complete, rolled oats are texturized and look like irregularly-shaped ovals.
They cook slightly faster than steel-cut oats and maintain their shape during cooking by absorbing more liquid, which makes them ideal for things like granola bars and oatmeal.
Steel-cut oats are often referred to as Irish or Scottish oats. They are made when the oat groats have been cut up rather than rolled over. As such, steel-cut oats look similar to rice.
They have more of an earthy and toothsome flavor that takes slightly longer to cook than rolled oats. Steel-cut oats are commonly used for things like porridge and stuffing for a turkey dinner. They also make a solid rice alternative. However, because steel-cut oats are so solid, they are less ideal as a replacement for rolled or instant oats.
Instant oats are the most processed of the three styles. That’s because they’ve been pre-cooked then dried out. Once dried, they are rolled and pressed even thinner than rolled oats. One of the benefits is that instant oats cook the fastest, but the trade-off is that they don’t maintain their shape when cooked and frequently come out mushy.
Because they’re both partially prepared the same way, you can use instant oats as a replacement for rolled oats and vice versa.
Health benefits of rolled oats
From the time our parents tried to feed us oatmeal as children, most of us have come to respect oats as a health food. But there’s more to it than just image. Oats, particularly the unprocessed varieties like rolled oats, actually provide a number of important health benefits.
- Good for the heart. Oats naturally contain high levels of fiber, which has been proven to be a tool in lowering cholesterol and helping to prevent heart disease.
- Supports healthy weight. The complex carbohydrates in oats are slowly absorbed into the body and give the sensation of being full over time. That helps stop cravings and leads to less snacking between meals. This phenomenon also helps to stabilize blood sugars and prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes.
- Assists in controlling blood pressure. Recent studies have found that the consumption of oats may help reduce blood pressure and lessen the risk of hypertension.
- Gives the immune system a boost. Consuming oats may help your immune system fight disease and infections more rapidly. Part of this is due to the fact that rolled oats have antioxidant compounds that prevent the formation of harmful molecules that can lead to a range of diseases.
- Promotes better bone health. Oats are rich in calcium, which helps to strengthen bones and the entire skeletal system.
Cooking with Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Rolled Oats
Bob’s Red Mill organic rolled oats are undeniably great for oatmeal, but they are also a staple in baked goods, smoothies, and other recipes. Here are two of Thrive Market’s favorite creative ideas.
Perfect for fall or anytime of the year, these spiced apple cookies are the perfect way to kick back with some hot tea or cider on a lazy afternoon. To make, you’ll need Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Rolled Oats, dried apples, ghee, maple syrup, buckwheat flour, and a range of flavorful spices. Makes two dozen.
Part oatmeal, part spice cake, and all delicious. This tasty recipe transforms plain rolled oats into a delicious dessert—and it’s nutritious enough for breakfast, too! The main ingredients are carrots, apples, and raisins, and you’ll also need a good dose of spices, almond milk, maple syrup, and coconut oil.
Reviews For Rolled Oats
Based on 14 Reviews
A staple in my kitchen
Great value and product! For just a few dollars I have breakfast covered for quite a while. Makes great overnight oats with maple syrup and apples.
Great for muesli
Great oats, and a great price on Thrive. I eat these every day in my morning muesli and they hold up well. Not mushy at all, good flavor, and keep me full all morning. Very happy with these! The extra thick are great, too.
I use these oats to make overnight oatmeal and man, they do the job well! They have the perfect texture and soak up milk just the way I need them to.
They've helped me create a wonderful breakfast and I always feel full afterward. Texture, taste - it's all there and I love it. Plus there's so much in the bag and that makes my wallet happy. I'll buy this brand forever.
Good as usual
It is healthy stuff as we all know. And it is half price here than Whole Foods.
- Ada Luo
These rolled oats are some of the best I have ever eaten. My six year old prefers the fresh ones over instant now. Yay!
We flavor them how we want, that probably helps. :)
Superb texture and flavor. Much better than the brand that I have eaten for more decades than I care to count. Great as a creamy hot dish or to add bulk to a almond milk, frozen banana, Thrive cocoa smoothie. Would love other suggestions!
- Deborah Smith
Great Price for Healthy Breakfast
This is the best price I've found! To one cup oatmeal (before cooking) I add a 1/2 tsp turmeric,a pinchof pepper (to activate the turmeric), a pinch of sea salt for the minerals, 1 tsp cinnamon for taste and to help balance blood sugar, 1 tablespoon raw honey, 1 tablespoon collagen, 2 Tablespoons fresh-ground flax seed, 1 T chia seeds, 1/2 Cup of berries.
Different ways of incorporating this
I use this to make homemade granola bars and it's a big hit with my kids, co-workers, and myself. I find most store bought granola bars too sweet for me.
Use them for granola and pressure cooker hot oatmeal in the morning. Everyone is happy.
Perfect for overnight oats!
Perfect for overnight oats
I use these for overnight oats and I love that they don't get soggy. These are the best.
Oats that taste clean and sweet. I will buy this product again and again. I am hooked on the morning goodness of the mix of fruit, oats, ground golden flax, protein powder and dried papaya, with a couple dobs of yogurt and add almond milk. Yum!
Perfect Overnight Oats
I love these rolled oats as overnight oats. I just mix them with some mashed banana, yogurt, and peanut butter throw them in the fridge and enjoy them when I wake up in the morning. I love that these are tested several times to ensure they are gluten free. I am allergic to gluten so it's a big deal for me. Here on Thrive they are a few dollars cheaper and they ship super fast-it's great.
These rolled oats are incredible. I love them in the morning with some cinnamon and apple added. They are gluten free so tummy friendly and filling. A great way to start the day!
- Brittany Grace
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