I have to admit…when I saw the news coming out of Expo West from Bakery On Main, touting two brand new oatmeal flavors. Two very delicious brand new oatmeal flavors. In fact, the flavors just happened to be two of my most favorite treats in the world…which I usually only get if I make them, due to being gluten-free. What might these new flavors be?
Carrot Cake and Blueberry Scone.
Go ahead and read those again. Your eyes are not deceiving you.
Now, back when I was first getting used to my gluten-free diet, I was looking for something I could eat at work that wouldn’t cost me an arm and a leg and would be quick and easy to make…as well as eat at my desk. The answer: gluten-free oatmeal.
I tried numerous brands, but absolutely fell in love with Bakery On Main. Nothing has come close to the flavor profiles that they weave into their oatmeal. It took a lot of gluten-free oatmeal sampling…but I have become dedicated to this particular company when it comes to oatmeal. It is the best out on the market, and I will forever say that. I should know…I eat it every day for lunch.
Yep. Every. Single. Day.
It makes the anticipation leading into lunch even greater…knowing that I’ll soon have a piping hot bowl of oatmeal to eat and enjoy…and savor. Because I love to savor this oatmeal.
Well, soon after Expo West, I was sent sleeves of each flavor oatmeal they try. I have been eating, enjoying, and growing even more in love with their Strawberry Shortcake, their Apple Pie, and their Maple Multigrain Muffin (which since that post, I have eaten more and more of, and love just as much as the others. Honestly…I should do a blog redux on that flavor. It has earned my respect and the respect of my oatmeal-craving palate). Already I knew their oatmeal was epic. But…there were three flavors I had yet to try. And now…they were in my possession.
Product: Bakery On Main Gluten-Free Traditional Flavor Instant Oatmeal – $5.99+
The first one, actually, had been out on the market for awhile. It’s simple. It’s basic. It’s Bakery On Main’s Gluten-Free Traditional Flavor Oatmeal. It doesn’t get much more basic than that. Simple. And sometimes that can be a bad thing. But that is not the case here. In fact, this was the oatmeal I was least enthusiastic about trying. I even brought some fruit to throw into it. Guess what? It didn’t need anything to touch it up. Not in the slightest. While I have never been a fan of just plain oatmeal…I am a fan of this one. A huge fan. I actually incorporated the fruit and then was sorry that I did, because the oatmeal was much more amazing without it. Lesson learned.
This is no ordinary traditional oatmeal. This is traditional taken to the next level. The flavor was amazing. It didn’t lack any sweetness. And the texture…as with the other flavors I have been eating for…over a year now…fantastic. Just amazing. Warm. Rich. Filling. This, once again, proves how amazing Bakery On Main is when it comes to their products. They ensure the quality and flavor of their products. And that means they work hard to achieve flavor perfection. This…is perfection.
Nutritionally speaking, the Traditional Flavor Oatmeal from Bakery on Main is 200 calories per serving and 4 grams of fat. Not too shabby. And just right for a light lunch. Trust me. But the amazing nutritional worth doesn’t stop there. Nope. Let me continue. You see, Bakery on Main has achieved oatmeal perfection with their tried-and-true blend of certified gluten-free oats, chia seeds, flax meal, quinoa, and amaranth. What this does is boost that nutrition profile a little, giving each serving of this oatmeal 8 grams of protein per bowl and 6 grams of fiber. This flavor has no sodium, no cholesterol, no trans-fat, and is sugar-free as well. LOVING that.
Oh…did I mention that it is amazing? Even if you don’t think you like plain oats…you’ll love this one. If I did…I can guarantee that you will too. Trust me, leave the fruit at home. You won’t need it and you’ll only ruin perfection.
Product: Bakery On Main Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Flavor Instant Oatmeal – $5.99+
The newest flavors were what I was looking at trying first. And the first one selected:
Yep. Bakery On Main Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Flavor Oatmeal. Sounds like dessert for breakfast, yes? Oh…trust me…it is so much more. I am a huge lover of carrot cake. Honestly. It doesn’t get much better than a delicious slice of carrot cake. In fact, I’ve created quite a few carrot cake flavored things (pancakes, scones, etc.) just because I love the taste of carrot cake so very much. It’s one of my guilty pleasures. And I am unashamed.
That being said, when I set about preparing this oatmeal just as I have all the rest of Bakery On Main’s oatmeal. I poured out the contents of the packet, which, as always is a base of certified gluten free oats, amaranth, chia seeds, flax meal, and quinoa, making even a dessert-y oatmeal a great source of whole grains. Love it. I added 2/3 cup of water and tossed it into the microwave for 90 seconds. While it was cooking…oh my gluten-free god…it smelled fantastic. I might have drooled more than a little. When it was done cooking, I gave it a stir…and went to take my first bite.
Yep. Dessert for breakfast (or in my case lunch, but really…it’s carrot cake…it’s good anytime!). No doubt about it.
In fact, as I was eating it, my roommate stopped by my desk and asked what smelled so good. I let her have a taste. She’s not a fan of oatmeal at all and she can take or leave (but mostly leave) carrot cake…but she was blown away by this one. Now that’s saying something. I didn’t have any nutrition information on these, but I’m guessing that the calories fall around where the other flavors do, about 200 per sleeve of oatmeal. Remember…these are brand new to the market…as in they hit shelves just recently. But, what I do know from Bakery On Main’s Web site is that this particular flavor was adapted from an actual carrot cake recipe. No wonder it tastes so good. If you like a little bit of dessert in your life without a lot of calories, fat and sugar…give Bakery On Main’s Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Flavor Instant Oatmeal a try.
Product: Bakery On Main Gluten-Free Blueberry Scone Flavor Instant Oatmeal – $5.99+
Lastly, but certainly not least is the other brand new flavor from Bakery On Main in their instant oatmeal lineup.
Mmmm…scones. We all know that I bake plenty of scones pretty much every week. They are portable, delicious, and guaranteed to be gluten-free when I make them. Among my favorites…blueberry. So, when an oatmeal is given the flavor of one of my favorite breakfast treats, you better believe that I’m anticipating each and every spoonful.
I first fell in love with scones when I visited Europe back in 2003. Every time I’ve gone back, I’ve devoured one or more somewhere…normally at a local café for an on-the-fly snack. But, then I had to go gluten-free…and now scones have to be made by me if I’m going to eat them at all. No problem. But…here…Bakery On Main takes this classic coffee house treat and turns it into a bowl of oatmeal. Not only are pieces of real blueberries incorporated into the mix, but the normal blend of certified gluten-free oats, chia seeds, flax meal, amaranth and quinoa…all providing the perfect nutritional balance to this sweet oatmeal treat.
Let me tell you…not only does this oatmeal smell fantastic as it warmed and cooked in the microwave, it tasted beyond fantastic as well. Just like a blueberry scone. A soft, mushy scone…like the dough before it bakes, warmed through. Yep…nailed it, Bakery on Main. This one totally took me by surprise. I am a huge fan. LOVING each and every spoonful.
Again, this is a brand new flavor and currently there is no nutrition information up on the Web site…but again I anticipate it to fall around 200 calories per serving, with low fat, low sodium, and high in protein with a good dose of your daily fiber. Nutrition while feasting on something that tastes like a treat. It doesn’t get much better than that. YUM!
Total oatmeal love going out to Bakery On Main once again. They won me over with their first three flavors, and they totally went above and beyond all expectations with the release of their new flavors. From Traditonal to Carrot Cake to Blueberry Scone…Bakery On Main is totally making over oatmeal for the better. And all of this gluten-free goodness is hitting shelves in your area…soon. If it hasn’t already. Go seek. Go find. Go enjoy. These flavors are totally worth it.
Satisfy your cravings for a coffee house scone with a savory bowl of Bakery On Main’s Blueberry Scone Instant Oatmeal. This breakfast treat won’t let you down with pieces of real blueberries, chia seeds and our favorite ancient grains, Amaranth and Quinoa.