Strawberry Almond Scottish Oatmeal & Giveaway

Creamy oatmeal lovers will rejoice with this Scottish oatmeal. This stone-ground oatmeal is filled with fresh strawberries, crunchy almonds. And it’s gluten-free!

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When it comes to oats, I didn’t know there was anything besides old-fashioned rolled and quick-cooking oats until a few years ago. Since then I have been introduced to steel cut oats, gluten-free oats and now Scottish oats thanks to Bob’s Red Mill. But what the heck is Scottish oatmeal? It is in fact the original oatmeal or, as we call it in the US, porridge. The fairly fine texture (although more coarse than flour) of Scottish oatmeal is the result of grinding the kernels with stone mills and when cooked results in a creamy, thick and almost instant hot cereal. I bet these Scottish oats would also be great in baked goods, substituted for old-fashioned rolled oats.

GF Scottish Oats

Naturally the first thing I made with Scottish oatmeal was in fact oatmeal (or porridge). I used the recipe for my favorite hot cereal, my dad’s apple harvest oatmeal, and substituted the rolled oats for Scottish oats and then strawberries and almonds instead of apples and walnuts. The end result was better than I had predicted. It was perfectly creamy, not too sweet and filling. I actually made this for breakfast on Father’s Day and it was most appreciated.

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STRAWBERRY ALMOND SCOTTISH OATMEAL

Serves 4

Ingredients:

1-1/2 cup milk (or almond milk)

1-1/2 cup water

1-1/3 cup Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Scottish Oats

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

1 Tbsp unsalted butter

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1 cup sliced strawberries

1 cup slivered or sliced almonds

Directions:

  1. In a medium saucepan, bring milk and water to a boil. Stir in oats, brown sugar, butter and cinnamon.
  2. Cook until you reach desired thickness, stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in strawberries and almonds. Cover and let stand for a few minutes before serving. Garnish with more strawberries and almonds if desired.

Source: Adpated from Apple Harvest Oatmeal (my Dad’s recipe).
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