Strawberry Almond Scottish Oatmeal & Giveaway

by Erin

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!

Strawberry Almond Scottish Oatmeal 1

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.

Want to get your hands on some Scottish Oatmeal? How about a I give you a bag AND a $25 gift card to Bob’s Red Mill? After checking out the recipe enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter widget!

Strawberry Almond Scottish Oatmeal 2

One year ago: Homemade Mozzarella & Caprese Salad Skewers

Two years ago: Blueberry-Blackberry Muffins


Serves 4


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


  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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Leslie July 1, 2014 - 11:32 pm

I want to try organic corn grits polenta.

Annette July 1, 2014 - 9:36 pm

My favorite recipe using oats is oatmeal cookies. I like to make them with golden raisins instead of the traditional dark raisins; they don’t have that strong raisin flavor.

Amy Conyers July 1, 2014 - 7:40 am

The steel cut oats make the best oatmeal! Yum!

Amanda Justice July 1, 2014 - 12:08 am

Apple Crisps with an oatmeal shell and topping :) yumm

Georgiana June 27, 2014 - 11:09 pm

Oatmeal raisin cookies are always yummy!

Laura P. June 27, 2014 - 2:31 pm

Coconut flour! But really it all looks interesting!

Carolsue June 27, 2014 - 1:46 am

I like their whole grain oat flour the most

Katie H June 26, 2014 - 10:03 pm

I love to make apple oatmeal breakfast cookies!

Madeline June 26, 2014 - 6:36 pm

I like to make overnight oats with yogurt and berries!

Zainab @ Blahnik Baker June 26, 2014 - 10:23 am

I never heard of scottish oatmeal until Bob’s Red Mill. I love it. SO hearty good!!! My favorite oatmeal recipe has to be CC oatmeal cookie :)

Renata June 26, 2014 - 8:22 am

My favorite oatmeal recipe is a warm apple crisp with cinnamon, walnuts, apples and oats baked into a crispy perfection!

barbara n June 26, 2014 - 7:43 am

I love a good oatmeal raisin cookie!

Melissa June 26, 2014 - 1:28 am

I’d like to try the gf chocolate chip cookie mix

Dandi D June 25, 2014 - 11:52 pm

I love to make overnight oatmeal with oats. I’d also like to try the red quinoa from Bob’s Red Mill.

Jennifer June 25, 2014 - 11:52 pm

I like to use oats in no-bake cookies

susan June 25, 2014 - 9:27 pm

homemade oatmeal raisin cookies!!!!!

Elleigh June 25, 2014 - 8:09 pm

Tried replacing the strawberries with homemade strawberry jam, and it’s a gorgeous pink now! Thanks for the recipe! :)

spiffycookie June 25, 2014 - 10:24 pm

That’s a fun alternative, thanks for sharing!

Elin June 25, 2014 - 6:49 pm

Oatmeal pie!

erin m. June 25, 2014 - 5:02 pm

I’d love to try the Scottish oatmeal

Sarah June 25, 2014 - 4:53 pm

It’s their bulgur. I make a batch just for me so it’s enough to last me 4 days. It’s quick, easy and nutritious!

MaryB June 25, 2014 - 4:34 pm

I want to try the spelt flour.

Raymond June 25, 2014 - 3:37 pm

I enjoy oatmeal raisin cookies the most and would enjoy trying Bob’s quinoa mix too. Thanks!

Rebecca June 25, 2014 - 3:25 pm

I start my day with Bob Red Mills Gluten Free rolled oats with almond milk and PB2 (Powdered peanut butter) Topped with raisins, nutmeg, and cinnamon!

Nicole Trevisan June 25, 2014 - 3:19 pm

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Tina June 25, 2014 - 3:18 pm

I haven’t tried the Scottish Oats before – sounds good! I have a cookie recipe they’d go great in. Thanks for the chance to win some! :D

Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel June 25, 2014 - 2:26 pm

I’d like to try garbanzo bean flour because… well… it’s different!

Kaylin @ Enticing Healthy Eating June 25, 2014 - 1:07 pm

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Lisa June 25, 2014 - 12:17 pm

I love to make overnight oatmeal

Kellie June 25, 2014 - 11:58 am

I love oatmeal so the Scottish Oatmeal would be something great to try for breakfast!

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Jen June 25, 2014 - 9:16 am

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rachel June 25, 2014 - 9:04 am

I would love to try the whole wheat pastry flour.

Jordan Parke June 25, 2014 - 8:38 am

I love making Almond Joy Oatmeal with gluten free oats! Just add some water, cocoa powder and shredded coconut! DEEEELICOUS! :)

steph@stephsbitebybite June 25, 2014 - 8:22 am

I have never even heard of scottish oatmeal, but you know me…I’m an oatmeal FREAK! So this sound so yummy to fuel my morning.


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