A trip to the mailbox this week netted me a sample box of Simpli Gluten-Free Instant Apricot Oatmeal. I am not very fond of oatmeal, but we sure do love apricots and it is cold outside. Gluten-free oatmeal is a great way to start off the day with a fiberful punch, so decided to give it a try.
We liked that it is instant and we liked the simple list of ingredients: oats, apricots, salt and sugar. The oats are certified gluten free and are ELISA R5 tested to ensure the oats are free of cross contamination. Their oats are sustainably grown and harvested in fields dedicated to gluten-free oats and they are packaged in facilities used exclusively for oats. This rigorous quality control allows them to deliver the highest quality of gluten-free oat products.
Here are a couple of more details on the product:
- Intensely flavored oats from Scandinavia
- Delicately dried and diced fresh apricots
- Zero cholesterol, additives or preservatives
- Adds fiber to the gluten-free diet
Because the oatmeal is instant there is no need to cook it on the stove, so just boil ⅔ cup of water (we used almond milk), combine, stir, let sit for a minute and consume. The result was really soft oatmeal that was quite creamy and flavorful. The second day we had the oatmeal we added a tablespoon of almond butter to the oatmeal (even more fiber) and really enjoyed how the flavors blended. We usually add honey to oatmeal to add sweetness, but the apricots do a nice job of sweetening/flavoring the oatmeal without overpowering.
Simpli Gluten-Free Instant Oatmeal is available on theirwebsite for $4.95/box of 5 packets or $42.35 for a case of 9 boxes. The company is set to launch their gluten-free Oat Flour soon.
Article Courtesy: Jennifer Harris