Last week I came home from work and flopped on the couch. It was an exhausting week and I wanted nothing more then to sit down. That's why I didn't notice the package sitting in the hallway. When my husband got home he asked me what was in the box. I had no idea what he was talking about until he pointed to the package sitting in plain view of my couch. Re-energized I jumped up and took it into the kitchen to open it. Inside were tons of Bob's Red Mill products! I was super excited and couldn't wait to get cooking and baking with them.
I know I don't need to tell you how much I love Bob's Red Mill products. I've raved in several posts about their graham flour. This box was different though. It was filled with hot cereals. Let me tell you how excited my husband was about this. He eats oatmeal for breakfast several days a week and couldn't wait to try out some new hot cereals. I, on the other hand, couldn't wait to get cooking with them. Included in our box was Whole Wheat Farina Hot Cereal, 8 Grain Wheatless Hot Cereal, Brown Rice Farina Creamy Rice Hot Cereal, and Whole Grain 10 Grain Hot Cereal. Interested in trying all 4 of these? Check out the bottom of the post for a giveaway!
The first thing I made were these incredible Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies. Don't think these are just cookies with some hot cereal thrown in because they aren't. They are moist, chewy, and delicious. The cookies are filled with applesauce, flax seeds, oats, and Bob's Red Mill Whole Wheat Farina Hot Cereal. They are so yummy and much better for you then plain chocolate chip cookies. Want to see the recipe? Head on over to Clarks Condensed where I'm guest posting today!
Since I enjoyed the cookies so much, I wanted to try the hot cereals in their natural form. I've never been one to it down and eat oatmeal for breakfast every morning, but I liked the texture of the farina. I decided to make it with apples, cinnamon, and brown sugar. Let me tell you, it was so good that I've been eating it for breakfast on the weekends now! The hot cereal is just slightly sweetened with the sugar and the cinnamon adds a hint of spice. The apples add a bit of crunch and flavor. It's delicious! I've also tried the 8 grain hot cereal with craisins and brown sugar and it's good too! If you like hot cereals for breakfast, you are going to want to try these. Bonus: They all make great pancakes and muffins too!
- ¼ c. Bob's Red Mill Whole Wheat Farina Hot Cereal
- ¾ c. water
- 1 T. brown sugar
- 1 t. cinnamon
- ¼ of an apple, diced
- Place the farina and water in a microwave safe dish. Heat on high in the microwave for 3 minutes.
- Remove it from the microwave and stir in the brown sugar and cinnamon. Heat for an additional minute.
- Remove and top with diced apple. Enjoy!
Source: A Hezzi-D original recipe
I received a box of Bob's Red Mill hot cereal products for my personal use but all photos and opinions are 100% my own.