Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Mighty Tasty Hot Cereal - Bob's Red Mill

I have had the Bob's Red Mill Mighty Tasty Hot Cereal sitting in my cabinet for a while. I haven't tried it until today because it takes a while to cook and most mornings I would rather get 20 minutes of extra sleep rather than make sure I have a hot breakfast. Today I was up earlier than I needed to be and thought it's a chilly morning and I'd love a hot breakfast.

I pulled it out of the pantry and read the back. The instructions are to boil 3 and 1/4 cup of water with 1/4 tsp of salt - when it's boiling, add 1 cup of the cereal. Turn it to low and cover, cook 10 minutes stirring occasionally. It makes 3 cups of the cereal. HOLY COW, I can't eat 3 cups of gluten free hot cereal in the morning, so unless you are making it for a family I would 1/2 or even 1/4 that recipe. I did it in 1/2. I brought 1 and 2/3 cup of water to a boil with a pinch of salt. I added 1/2 cup of cereal from the bag and mixed it well with the boiling water. I covered it and turned it down to low for 5 minutes, stirred it, recovered it for another 5 minutes. After the allotted 10 minutes of total cook time I stirred it again and thought, oh my, there is no way I can eat this much. I dished out 1/2 the pan into a bowl and added a TBS brown sugar and a drizzling of honey and stirred that in letting it really get mixed well.

Realize I was a bit nervous at this point. I can see that it is "gritty" for lack of a better word and that it appears to be made from corn, which is good. I hate Oatmeal! I was forced to eat it as a kid, never liked it then, still don't like it now. I can choke it down if I have to, but its my least favorite breakfast food and not one I would ever request. I was concerned this hot breakfast was going be like oatmeal.

I was pleasantly surprised. It was good, no not good, great. It was sweet and even the texture was easier to palate than oatmeal. I am thrilled to find a hot breakfast cereal I can make on my days off, it still takes too long to make on days I work and there isn't a microwave option, so until I have a stove at work, I will have to just settle to make it on my days off.

It's definitely worth trying and its reasonably priced at around $3 for the bag. It makes A LOT!!!


  1. If you go to Bob's Red Mill's website, they have microwave instructions for it. Here's the link: http://www.bobsredmill.com/recipes_detail.php?rid=922

  2. Thank you so much for the link!! That will help a lot with my work cooking :)