I’m not sure what it is, but I simply can’t resist conveniences like Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Oatmeal Cups. They’re perfectly portioned, portable, and so darn cute. The size doesn’t make them viable for long-term travel, but for short trips, or just having an easy breakfast at your desk, they are great.
Tasting Notes for Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Oatmeal Cups
Bob’s Red Mill originally launched these cups in four varieties. They’ve since doubled the line to include eight options, and all of the new ones are organic. I haven’t tried the newer ones, but have included full details on all varieties, along with tasting notes for the ones we’ve tried.
Overall, Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Oatmeal Cups are quite filling and they make breakfast easy. For travel, I think I would stick with the flavored varieties, which are pre-sweetened and “ready to go” in terms of taste. But if you like your oats plain, savory and with a modest level of sodium, then the Classic could be your Holy Grail for any time convenience.
Classic (also available in Organic)
This is your basic bowl of sugar-free, whole grain oats, spiked with chia seeds, flax seeds and a good pinch of sea salt. The picture below shows you just how generous Bob is with the add-ins, too. The flax seeds do soften and can be chewed, while the chia seeds add their unique texture once hot water is added. It’s simple, but quick, perfectly portioned, and the flavor I’d be most likely to stock at home. With my full pantry and spice rack at the ready, I can spike it with whatever goodness I’m craving.
Ingredients: gluten free whole grain oats, chia seed, flaxseed, sea salt.
Nutrition (per cup): 210 calories, 5g fat, 33g carbs, 7g fiber, 1g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 7g protein.*
Brown Sugar and Maple
This impossible to resist flavor doesn’t disappoint. It’s gentle on the taste buds, warm, earthy, and sweetened enough, but not too much. There is also just barely enough salt to balance it all out. It was actually a little hard for me to hold back while these oats cooled!
Ingredients: gluten free whole grain oats, brown sugar, cane sugar, chia seed, flaxseed, sea salt, natural maple flavor (maltodextrin, modified food starch, caramel color, natural flavors).
Nutrition (per cup): 240 calories, 5g fat, 42g carbs, 7g fiber, 10g sugars (includes 9g added sugars), 7g protein.*
Blueberry and Hazelnut
From the flavor to the texture, there is so much interest going on in this fruity, nutty flavor! It’s packed with natural, sweet dried blueberries that plump up nicely. And in addition to the seedy goodness, there are ample hazelnut chunks. The overall taste is sweet, but not too sweet, with a nice balance of salt. This combination is quite scrumptious and addictive, rivaling the Brown Sugar & Maple as my favorite flavor for a healthy breakfast treat!
Ingredients: gluten free whole grain oats, cane sugar, hazelnuts, dried blueberries, chia seed, flaxseed, blueberry powder, sea salt.
Nutrition (per cup): 290 calories, 7g fat, 49g carbs, 8g fiber, 13g sugars (includes 9g added sugars), 7g protein.*
Apple Pieces and Cinnamon
This flavor soaks up the most water, due to the apple pieces. So be sure to add a little extra if you don’t like your oats too thick. I like them thick, like pictured below. That said, the Apple Pieces & Cinnamon was a like, not a love, for me. There were tons of dried apple pieces, and it isn’t overly sweetened. However, the overall flavor just falls a touch flat. I added a pinch of sea salt, and that did it! Unfortunately, the flavored varieties of these gluten free oatmeal cups already have a fair amount of sodium. Nonetheless, because of the warm fruity vibe, I think a pat of buttery spread or coconut oil would also give this cup some rich apple pie appeal.
Ingredients: gluten free whole grain oats, cane sugar, dried apple, chia seed, flaxseed, sea salt, cinnamon.
Nutrition (per cup): 270 calories, 5g fat, 48g carbs, 8g fiber, 13g sugars (includes 9g added sugars), 7g protein.*
Organic Cranberry Orange
Ingredients: organic whole grain oats, organic cane sugar, organic cranberries (organic cranberries, organic sugar, organic sunflower oil), organic almonds, organic flaxseed, organic chia seed, organic orange powder (organic orange, organic white rice flour), salt.
Nutrition (per cup): 280 calories, 7g fat, 47g carbs, 8g fiber, 12g sugars, 8g protein.*
Organic Fruit and Seed
Ingredients: organic whole grain oats, organic date crumbles (organic dates, organic oat flour), organic cane sugar, organic unsulfured raisins (organic raisins, organic sunflower oil), organic flaxseeds, organic chia seed, organic cranberries (organic cranberries, organic sugar, organic sunflower oil), organic sunflower seeds, organic pumpkin seeds, salt, cinnamon.
Nutrition (per cup): 280 calories, 7g fat, 46g carbs, 8g fiber, 10g sugars, 9g protein.*
Organic Pineapple Coconut
Ingredients: organic whole grain oats, organic cane sugar, organic pineapple, organic coconut, organic flaxseeds, organic chia seeds, salt.
Nutrition (per cup): 290 calories, 8g fat, 47g carbs, 7g fiber, 12g sugars, 8g protein.*
The Facts on Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Oatmeal Cups
Price: $2.89 per cup for organic; $2.59 per cup for non-organic
Availability: Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Oatmeal Cups are sold at Whole Foods, Target, Publix, Alberstons stores, and other stores in the U.S. and Canada. You can also order them on Amazon.
Certifications: Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Oatmeal Cups are Certified Kosher Pareve. Select varieties are Certified Organic and Non-GMO Verified. Though not certified gluten free, each cups states “confirmed gluten free with testing in our quality control laboratory.”
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Oatmeal Cups are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian. Select varieties are made without nuts.*
For More Product Information: Visit the Bob’s Red Mill website at www.bobsredmill.com.
*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy.
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Bob is my hero!
I’m allergic to dairy, wheat, soy, eggs, most fillers and colors, etc. and so it’s very hard for me to find convenience foods that don’t mess up my stomach. Bob somehow manages to continue making tasty foods and is one of the only companies whose prepackaged foods make me feel better after I eat them. My stomach actually feels happy and I can’t recommend the oatmeal cups enough. They’re a lifesaver for someone who hates to cook but has a picky stomach.
I really didn’t expect these to be as filling as they are. Love the hearty grains and the addition of chia and flax. It makes it more interesting texture-wise than plain quick oats. The flavored varieties are delicious and nice when I’m on short trips.