I am no stranger to Bob’s products. His cornmeal, oat bran, polenta and whole grain pancake mix have all been regulars in my pantry for the past few years. I had yet to try his Whole Grain High Fiber Hot Cereal, though — even though I had been intending to since Rachel at Coconut Crumbs blogged about it back in March.
As luck would have it, a recent trip to Whole Foods found me face to face with it’s fiber-y goodness.
Now, when Bob says high fiber, he means high fiber.
To break it down:
1/3 cup (dry) = 8 grams gut-healthy insoluble fiber plus 2 grams heart-healthy soluble fiber = TEN grams of fiber. Whew!
I opened it up and gave it a try. Man, look at all that fiber…
Cooked like the package said: 1/3 cup cereal plus 3/4 cup water. I stirred in some almond milk, and topped with dried cranberries and walnuts.
Similar to oatmeal, but with a smoother consistency. I do enjoy me a hot cereal. The walnuts added a nice crunch.
The best part about this cereal? I was still full long after my stomach would usually be rumbling for lunch.
As I ate my cereal, I started to think. The bag presented a very enticing muffin recipe, which I intend to try. This would be a great addition to other recipes, too, I thought.
The next day, I tested Bob’s out in pancake batter. 1/3 cup Bob’s plus 2/3 cup whole grain pancake mix. Excellent.