In honor of Whole Grains Month, the Whole Grains Council is celebrating with several fun initiatives. The first is “Whole Grain Deal of the Day,” where participants can find deals and giveaways each day of September (this post is one of them). Secondly, they’ve partnered with Eating Well in a recipe makeover contest to win a gift set worth $1000. The third piece is a contest with Women’s World to win $1000 gift card. Find details about each of these here.
Our motto at Bob’s Red Mill is Whole Grain Foods for Every Meal of the Day. We also like to quip that our products are life insurance you can eat. Whole grains are truly our joie de vivre. They are nutritious, to be sure, but whole grains also bring a variety of flavors and textures to the table.
In baking, using whole grain flours can add a wonderful richness to the flavor of your recipe. Using whole grain cereals can add a wonderful texture that takes your baked good to the next level. I was blown away when I tried this recipe for 8 Grain Muffins. It had never occurred to me to add our hot cereal into a baked good. Both the flavor and the texture were phenomenal.
When talking about whole grains, the question I hear the most often is, “But, what do you do with it?” To me, it seems so simple, but I’ve always been an experimenter in the kitchen. You can use them in almost any dish- from breakfast dishes like a simple porridge to gourmet dinner fare like a complex risotto. Some can be popped like popcorn and others can be simply throw into your favorite soup for a bit of extra texture and nutrition.
Here are some of our favorite whole grain recipes to inspire you. Find even more on our website!
- 100% Stone Ground Whole Wheat Bread
- Amaranth Polenta with Wild Mushrooms
- Banana Cake
- Bob’s Favorite Scottish Oatcakes
- Ginger and Onion Whole Grains and Beans Soup
- Lemony Whole Wheat Pearl Couscous with Broccoli and Salmon
- Quinoa-Crusted Chicken Strips with Chipotle Pepper Drizzle
- Buckwheat Pesto Salad
- Four Grain Waffles
In honor of Whole Grains Month, we’re giving away a gift set of four whole grains to one lucky winner. The winner will get to choose four whole grains that they’d like to try. To Enter, post a link to your favorite recipe using whole grains in cooking or baking in the comments. We’ll select a winner from all who comment by 11:59 pm tonight (9/6).
Congratulations to Ben!