Gluten-free instant oatmeal is fairly new to the market. Glutenfreeda has been making one for the last year or 2, which is the only other one I have tried. It is so nice to have these on hand for traveling or busy mornings. I was pleasantly surprised to hear that there was another – Simpli Instant Apricot Oatmeal – that was gluten-free. I was immediately intrigued, as apricots are one of my all time favs!
The best thing about this oatmeal is that it contains only 4 ingredients – oats, apricots, sugar & salt. That is it. No preservatives or unwanted/unneeded junk. To make the oatmeal, just add 2/3 cups of boiling water to the oats, stir and let sit for 1 minute. I chopped up some dried apricots to sprinkle over the top. I loved this oatmeal!!! It was creamy and wasn’t too sweet at all. It kept me full all morning until lunch time. The nutritional stats are decent: 170 calories, 2.5g fat, 4g fiber and 5g protein. If you wanted to bulk this breakfast up, top the oatmeal with some nut butter or Greek yogurt.
More about Simpli Gluten-Free:
RIGOROUS QUALITY MANAGEMENT FROM SEED TO STORE
At Simpli, we take extra care to make sure our oats are certified gluten free and never contaminated by contact with other grains. Our oats are sustainably grown and harvested in fields dedicated to oats, processed and packaged in facilities used exclusively for oats. This rigorous quality control allows us to deliver the highest quality gluten-free oat products.
The wonderful folks at Simpli have offered to give 5 of my readers each a box of Simpli Instant Apricot Oatmeal! The giveaway will run from Monday January 3, 2011 through Friday January 7, 2011 at midnight. To enter to win, please complete the following. Leave a comment for each task completed. Each comment will earn you one entry. One prize person.
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**Full disclosure: The samples & prizes are offered free of charge by Simpli. The opinions expressed in this post are mine and have not been influenced by anyone or anything.