If you are looking to get out of the norm for breakfast and try something a little savory and spicy then this Asian Style Steel Cut Oats Recipe with a Fried Egg and Sriracha is your next stop.  It’s easy to make, packed with flavor and loaded with nutrients, good carbs and protein to get you off on the right foot. // @BobsRedMill and @ChefBillyParisi

Savor Your Oats: 10 Savory Oatmeal Ideas

by Cassidy Stockton in Recipes

The first time I heard the words “savory” and “oatmeal” together, I cringed (as you may have done when reading this). It sounded awful. Who in their right mind would combine oatmeal, a creamy canvas for brown sugar and butter, with cheese or fried eggs or *gasp* bacon? Turns out, a lot of people and for good reason. After all, if you remove your preconceived notions for what oatmeal represents and look at it as just another grain, it’s an incredibly versatile, nutritious whole grain. Besides, not everyone likes a sweet breakfast.

If you are looking to get out of the norm for breakfast and try something a little savory and spicy then this Asian Style Steel Cut Oats Recipe with a Fried Egg and Sriracha is your next stop.  It’s easy to make, packed with flavor and loaded with nutrients, good carbs and protein to get you off on the right foot. // @BobsRedMill and @ChefBillyParisi

Oats are, as we know, extremely good for you. They’re high in fiber, deliver a nice protein package, are easy to digest and are pretty allergen-friendly (assuming you’re not allergic to oats, that is). If you can think beyond brown sugar, oats are a perfect grain to use in a risotto (oats-otto?), replace corn grits and use in place of barley in soups. They’re light on flavor and, if you buy the right variety, are extremely creamy in slow cooking applications. You probably don’t want to use rolled oats to try a risotto, but steel cut oats are a delightful alternative to white rice.

Thai Stir-Fried Oats | Bob's Red Mill

We’ve gathered up some of our favorite savory oat recipes for you to try. If you still can’t hack the idea of savory oatmeal, try one of these for lunch or dinner as a jumping off point. If you just want to start somewhere simple, try adding some cheddar cheese to your oats and topping with a fried egg. It’s divine!

  1. Asian Style Steel Cut Oats with Fried Egg and Sriracha (pictured above)
  2. Savory Oatmeal Breakfast Bowls with Smoky Garlic Greens and Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette from An Edible Mosaic
  3. Savory Steel Cut Oats from Cookie and Kate (a guide to making savory oats with what you have in the fridge)
  4. Savory Oats with Kale, Mushroom and Walnuts from Pamela Salzman
  5. Carrot and Leek Steel Cut Oat Risotto from Bran Appetit
  6. Savory Baked Oatmeal Skillet from Reclaiming Provincal
  7. Creole Oatmeal with Grilled Prawns from A Bachelor and His Grill
  8. Thai Stir Fried Oats (pictured above)
  9. Savory Oatmeal with Poached Egg and Hollandaise Sauce from What Should I Eat for Breakfast Today
  10. Savory Oatmeal with Cheddar and Fried Egg from Healthy Nibbles and Bits
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Honey Whole Wheat Bread: a recipe for simple, delicious loaf of homemade bread. // @BobsRedMill

Honey Whole Wheat Bread

by Cassidy Stockton in Recipes

Some of the best things in life are the simple things. Take, for instance, this whole wheat bread. It’s a pretty simple recipe, but one that yields a beautiful loaf of bread perfect for toast, sandwiches and just enjoying with butter and jam. We chose to use a combination of half all purpose flour and half whole wheat flour for a bread that is wonderfully chewy, but not overly dense. Nothing beats the smell of freshly baked bread and we hope you enjoy this loaf as much as we do. Happy Baking!

Honey Whole Wheat Bread: a recipe for simple, delicious loaf of homemade bread. // @BobsRedMill

Honey Whole Wheat Bread

Ingredients

Instructions

Pour water into a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer and sprinkle yeast over top. Let sit until yeast dissolves, about five minutes. Stir in milk, honey and oil. Add all-purpose flour and whole wheat flour and stir by hand or with a dough hook until a dough forms, about 1 minute on low.

Add the salt and knead dough until it is smooth and springy, about 10 minutes on medium speed.

Form dough into a ball and place in a large bowl lightly coated with oil. Turn dough to coat with oil. Cover and let rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

Transfer dough to floured surface. Divide dough in half and form into two balls. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Grease two 9 x 5-inch loaf pans. Gently press and shape each ball into a 9 x 9-inch square. Fold into thirds, like folding a letter. Pinch the seam closed and place loaf seam-side down in prepared pan. Cover and let rise for 40 – 60 minutes.

Make three angled slashes on top of each loaf with a knife and place in oven. Immediately reduce heat to 375°F and bake until loaves are golden-brown and sound hollow when tapped, about 30 minutes. Remove from pans and let cool completely on wire rack.

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If you are looking to get out of the norm for breakfast and try something a little savory and spicy then this Asian Style Steel Cut Oats Recipe with a Fried Egg and Sriracha is your next stop.  It’s easy to make, packed with flavor and loaded with nutrients, good carbs and protein to get you off on the right foot. // @BobsRedMill and @ChefBillyParisi

Asian Style Steel Cut Oats Recipe with a Fried Egg and Sriracha

by Billy Parisi in Recipes

Our family has really made a strong push to eat breakfast every single morning.  We’ve found that it really does make a huge difference in how we act, perform at work, and our attitudes towards one another.  They always say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but you have to be mindful of what you’re putting in your body every morning.  Even as a chef I run out of ideas and before you know it we’re back to cereal again, it’s so frustrating.  If it were up to me I’d be eating salmon lox and a bagel, but I’m pretty sure my wife and daughter would toss that straight out the window…  Ahhh the finer things in life.

 If you are looking to get out of the norm for breakfast and try something a little savory and spicy then this Asian Style Steel Cut Oats Recipe with a Fried Egg and Sriracha is your next stop. It’s easy to make, packed with flavor and loaded with nutrients, good carbs and protein to get you off on the right foot. // @BobsRedMill and @ChefBillyParisi

In addition to ensuring we get some form of protein in the morning it’s also incredibly important for us to get some good carbs so we have some energy.  To help us not go back to sugary cereals we have been so impressed with the amazing hot, and cold, cereals that Bob’s Red Mill® offers.  We are huge fans of the muesli cereal.  It’s loaded with grains, raisins, oats, seriously it’s a winner.  We also make a ton of oatmeal in our house, and while oatmeal is just oatmeal unless you add some tasty ingredients it still starts with the oats.  Ever since I read this article in men’s health about steel cut oats, which was what Ryan Reynolds likes to eat (yes I have a man crush don’t judge!) I became a fan.  They tasty almost meatier and seem richer in oat flavor and more filling.

 If you are looking to get out of the norm for breakfast and try something a little savory and spicy then this Asian Style Steel Cut Oats Recipe with a Fried Egg and Sriracha is your next stop. It’s easy to make, packed with flavor and loaded with nutrients, good carbs and protein to get you off on the right foot. // @BobsRedMill and @ChefBillyParisi

Because I already did Oatmeal 9 ways, I wanted to try something a little more savory so I made this Asian Style Steel Cut Oats Recipe with a Fried Egg and Sriracha.  I started by roasting up some fresh chopped ginger and garlic just until brown in some sesame oil and then I added in the Bob’s Red Mill Steel Cut Oats.  I sort of toasted them up and cooked them for a few minutes in the pot before I added in chicken stock.  Yes, I said chicken stock.  I decided at this point I wanted to make these oats risotto style so I added in a cup of chicken stock at a time until all of the liquid was soaked up.  If you never have “risottoed” anything it’s a process of constantly stirring while adding liquid to rice, or in my case steel cut oats, using a wooden spoon. You don’t really have to use a wooden spoon, but if you don’t you may have a few Italians yell at you.

 If you are looking to get out of the norm for breakfast and try something a little savory and spicy then this Asian Style Steel Cut Oats Recipe with a Fried Egg and Sriracha is your next stop. It’s easy to make, packed with flavor and loaded with nutrients, good carbs and protein to get you off on the right foot. // @BobsRedMill and @ChefBillyParisi

I finished off the oats with a bit of cream cheese and honey to help provide some body and a little more flavor.  The honey is used to help offset some of the heat from the Sriracha on top of the egg.  It’s all about balance of flavors my friends!  I topped off the oatmeal with some sliced green onions, fresh cilantro leaves and a lemon wedge just in case things get way to spicy for you.  If you are looking to get out of the norm for breakfast and try something a little savory and spicy then this Asian Style Steel Cut Oats Recipe with a Fried Egg and Sriracha is your next stop.  It’s easy to make, packed with flavor and loaded with nutrients, good carbs and protein to get you off on the right foot.

If you are looking to get out of the norm for breakfast and try something a little savory and spicy then this Asian Style Steel Cut Oats Recipe with a Fried Egg and Sriracha is your next stop. It’s easy to make, packed with flavor and loaded with nutrients, good carbs and protein to get you off on the right foot. // @BobsRedMill and @ChefBillyParisi

Asian Style Steel Cut Oats Recipe with a Fried Egg and Sriracha

  • 1 tablespoon of Sesame Oil
  • 1 teaspoon of finely minced fresh Ginger
  • 1 teaspoon of finely minced fresh Garlic
  • 2 cups of Bob’s Red Mill Steel Cut Oats*
  • 32 ounces of Chicken Stock**
  • 2 tablespoons of Cream Cheese
  • 1 tablespoon of Honey
  • 4 fried or poached Eggs to desired doneness
  • Sriracha for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon each of sliced Green Onions and fresh Cilantro Leaves for garnish
  • 4 Lemon wedges for garnish
  • Kosher Salt and fresh Cracked Pepper to taste

Serves 4

Procedures:

  1. Add the sesame oil to a medium size pot on medium-high heat and cook the ginger and garlic until lightly browned, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Next ad in the oats and toast for a further 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Constantly stirring add in 1 to 1 ½ cups of chicken stock at a time until the liquid is absorbed before adding more. This process will take about 20 minutes.
  4. Once the oats are cooked stir in the cream cheese, honey, salt and pepper and keep warm.
  5. Pour some of the cooked oats into a bowl and add 1 egg, some Sriracha sauce, sliced green onions, cilantro leaves and a lemon wedge. Serve hot.

*Use gluten free steel cut oats to make this recipe gluten free.
*Use vegetable stock to make this recipe vegetarian.

Chef Billy Parisi // billyparisi.comHello, I’m Billy Parisi, but to some I’m known as “Chef Billy Parisi.”  I do a little bit of this and a little bit of that, but for the most part I’m a Food & Content Creator, Sometimes TV Host, Digital and Social Strategist, Influencer, Picture Taker, Coffee Drinker, Daddy, Husband, College Sports Enthusiast, Fashionisto, Film & Music Lover!

I’ve been in the kitchen since I started washing dishes in a restaurant at the age of 13, and during that time I knew immediately that I wanted to be a chef.  I graduated from Arizona’s Scottsdale Culinary Institute and the University of Missouri, and have logged several years as line cook, sous chef, and executive in some of the Midwest’s finest restaurants.  I currently live in the city of Chicago with my wife Lindsay and daughter Olivia and cook up new inventions, mash-ups, fusions and twists on old classics.  I’m incredibly spontaneous and outgoing, and run 2 small businesses BPMVC, and my latest venture 5 Loaves 2 Fish! 

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Gluten Free and Dairy Free Oatmeal Cream Pies: These cookies are chewy, gooey and so delicious with oatmeal molasses spicy goodness. // @bobsredmill

Gluten and Dairy Free Oatmeal Cream Pies

by Sarena Shasteen in Gluten Free, Recipes

Have you ever read the ingredient list of some of your favorite childhood treats? Honestly, it can be quite horrifying and I’m sometimes thankful that we can’t eat these things because it forces me to come up with my own versions using real food. I will admit that these childhood memories of our favorite delectable treats can be extraordinarily hard to recreate. Let’s just say that a box of oatmeal cream pies may have been purchased, sniffed and squeezed to get as close as we could to the real deal without actually eating any of them.

Gluten Free and Dairy Free Oatmeal Cream Pies: These cookies are chewy, gooey and so delicious with oatmeal molasses spicy goodness. // @bobsredmill

To say this has been a labor of love would be a massive understatement. After five attempts, 10 sticks of butter and more cups of sugar than I care to admit, I have come up with my best version of the classic oatmeal cream pie. Sadly for the boys’ friends at school, the trials are over in this recipe development adventure down memory lane. I have had an army of gluten eating taste testers giving me feedback on every batch of cookie I made. The great thing in developing so many batches of cookies, there wasn’t a bad cookie among them. Every batch was a keeper recipe, though the last one was the one we all decided was the closest. Thank goodness because I am so ready to bake something different!

Gluten Free and Dairy Free Oatmeal Cream Pies: These cookies are chewy, gooey and so delicious with oatmeal molasses spicy goodness. // @bobsredmill

These cookies are chewy, gooey and so delicious with oatmeal molasses spicy goodness. While the ingredient list is long, they are easy to make and worth the few extra minutes in the kitchen. These are better the next day so the filling has time to soften up the cookies and it allows the flavors to really come together. Seeing how overjoyed my guys were eating these made me so incredibly happy! I hope your family enjoys these as much as we do!

Gluten Free and Dairy Free Oatmeal Cream Pies: These cookies are chewy, gooey and so delicious with oatmeal molasses spicy goodness. // @bobsredmill

Gluten and Dairy Free Oatmeal Cream Pies

makes about 25 sandwich cookies

  • 1-3/4 cup Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1 – 1 Flour
  • 1 cup Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Quick Oatmeal, processed slightly to make a coarse meal
  • 3 Tbsp Cornstarch
  • 1-1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup Butter or Stick Butter Alternative, melted
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Oil, melted
  • 1 cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Raisins, processed to form a puree
  • 2 Tbsp Molasses
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Vanilla

Cream Filling

Preheat oven to 350°. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a bowl, combine the flour through cinnamon. Stir and set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the butter, coconut oil, both sugars, raisin puree and molasses. Mix until well combined. Next add the eggs, vinegar and vanilla to the sugar mixture. After blended well, add the flour mixture to the mixer and mix just until everything is combined. Using a medium cookie scoop (about 2 Tbsp worth), scoop cookie dough onto the parchment lined baking sheet. I could fit 8 on a pan. Make sure you have enough space between the cookies as they do spread to a flat cookie. Bake 13 minutes. Watch them because they need to be soft baked. Allow to cool on the baking sheet while the next batch bakes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

While the cookies are baking, combine the flour and milk for the frosting in a pot. Heat over medium heat stirring constantly and allow to thicken. The mixture cooks in about 5 to 10 minutes to form a thick paste. Allow this mixture to cool completely. In your stand mixer, combine the butter and sugar; whip until light and fluffy. Next add the flour mixture, marshmallow fluff and vanilla to the butter mixture. Whip until well combined and fluffy. Frost cooled cookies and sandwich together to form the cream pies. Store in an airtight container.

Sarena Shasteen: The Non Dairy QueenSarena Shasteen has been an avid health food and fitness enthusiast from an early age. She holds a degree in Culinary Arts from The Art Institute of Atlanta, a certification in Fitness Nutrition and is a certified Fitness Trainer from International Sport Science Association (ISSA). Becoming a Personal Trainer and Specialist in Fitness Nutrition has been a lifelong goal of hers. Sarena enjoys helping others reach their health goals by teaching them that health and fitness are not only achieved in the gym, but also through fun everyday activities. Now a food writer, recipe developer, personal chef,  Personal Trainer and Specialist in Fitness Nutrition, she enjoys sharing with others that healthy living can be fun and delicious. Keep up with her at The Non Dairy Queen and on Facebook and Twitter.

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This Oatmeal Cookie Green Smoothie is full of protein, whole grains and nutritious greens. Gluten Free, Vegan // @BobsRedMill

Green Oatmeal Cookie Smoothie

by Sarena Shasteen in Gluten Free, Recipes

Sludge, pond scum, slime…the looks of the green smoothie may not be so appealing, but the taste and health benefits definitely are!

I know offering up a recipe for a green smoothie this time this of year makes me an incredible cliche, but hear me out. I, in fact, am not a huge fan of smoothies. I know, shocking! The healthy eating freak that I am, does not drink green juices all day long. I’m the girl that loves texture when it comes to food, so I will be the one over on the couch loudly crunching my celery while you are trying to watch a movie in peace. Now my husband, he is the smoothie lover. He hates taking the time to eat a salad. He says it’s too much chewing. That doesn’t even register with me. If I’m being honest, which I make a point of doing, these recipes are not totally mine. They are, in fact, my husband’s. I always talk about food with him (and the boys) since they are the guinea pigs for my culinary creations. I figure that’s fair, right?

This Oatmeal Cookie Green Smoothie is full of protein, whole grains and nutritious greens. Gluten Free, Vegan // @BobsRedMill

I had a desperate moment one day where I had to work late at an event and needed something easy to “eat” while in front of people. I get hungry (at scheduled times like a two year old) and working through a meal time does not go over well when you have to be pleasant. I happened to have not planned well and called my amazing husband for some help. He was happy to jump on this task since he had tried for some time to get me to try his green smoothies. I did have parameters, though, and that was slightly worrisome for him. I told him that it had to have protein and it needed to be something that would stick to my ribs, but not heavy on the fat (meaning I didn’t want a bunch of nut butters in there to make it too high calorie as a lot of smoothies can be). He got a little scared, but then he got excited to create for me…something that he had really been enjoying and I always shied away from.

This Oatmeal Cookie Green Smoothie is full of protein, whole grains and nutritious greens. Gluten Free, Vegan // @BobsRedMill

This smoothie is nothing short of amazing! It actually tastes like an oatmeal cookie! The texture from the oats makes it thick and hearty like your drinking a milkshake. I wanted to lick the bottom of the container when I was done. It was THAT good! I highly recommend drinking this from a straw so you can get all the goodness from the bottom of the container and you won’t be left with green stuff in your teeth.

What I really love about this is that it’s so incredibly good for you. Even my boys love it! If you are like my better half and can’t seem to find the time to eat all the fruits and veggies you need to in a day, definitely start giving the green smoothies a try. You can’t taste the spinach at all and the health benefits, vitamins and nutrition are so incredible amazing for you! Vitamins, minerals, protein, omegas and fiber all in a delicious, easy to drink on the go smoothie!

Before we get into the smoothie recipe, let’s talk about the muesli mix we put together.  This is another one of my husband’s tasty creations. We keep this on hand to either eat as a cold soaked cereal, a warm winter breakfast or to throw into our smoothies. It’s nice to have it all mixed together to just scoop and not have to measure ingredients every time.

This is a two part recipe so let’s start with step one…the muesli mixtureThis Oatmeal Cookie Green Smoothie is full of protein, whole grains and nutritious greens. Gluten Free, Vegan // @BobsRedMill

Protein Muesli Mix

Combine all the ingredients and store in an airtight container. This is perfect soaked overnight in the fridge with your favorite milk (we love vanilla almond milk) or it also works well to heat with milk and serve warm with a drizzle of honey.

This Oatmeal Cookie Green Smoothie is full of protein, whole grains and nutritious greens. Gluten Free, Vegan // @BobsRedMill

Green Oatmeal Cookie Smoothie

  • 1 Large Apple
  • 130 grams Spinach or 2 large handfuls
  • 1 cup Protein Muesli Mix
  • 1 to 1-1/2 cups Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

Combine all the ingredients in a high powered blender and blend according to your manufacturer’s specifications. Enjoy!

Sarena Shasteen: The Non Dairy QueenSarena Shasteen has been an avid health food and fitness enthusiast from an early age. She holds a degree in Culinary Arts from The Art Institute of Atlanta, a certification in Fitness Nutrition and is a certified Fitness Trainer from International Sport Science Association (ISSA). Becoming a Personal Trainer and Specialist in Fitness Nutrition has been a lifelong goal of hers. Sarena enjoys helping others reach their health goals by teaching them that health and fitness are not only achieved in the gym, but also through fun everyday activities. Now a food writer, recipe developer, personal chef,  Personal Trainer and Specialist in Fitness Nutrition, she enjoys sharing with others that healthy living can be fun and delicious. Keep up with her at The Non Dairy Queen and on Facebook and Twitter.

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Super moist Multi-Seed Banana Muffins with Maple and Honey // @ChefBillyParisi for Bob's Red Mill

Multi-Seed Banana Muffins with Maple and Honey

by Billy Parisi in Recipes

So I experimented with something the other week by using the peel in some banana muffins, and I was immediately blown away at how delicious the flavor was. The banana was so intense and came through beautifully that from now on when I make banana bread, muffins, or even a shake I’m thinking the peel has to be apart of it. All you do is pop your wet ingredients into a blender along with the banana, ends removed of course, and puree until smooth.

Super moist Multi-Seed Banana Muffins with Maple and Honey // @ChefBillyParisi for Bob's Red Mill

When I made these Multi-Seed Banana Muffins with Maple and Honey I wanted to be a little more health conscious so I did away with butter and sugar and replaced them with maple syrup and coconut oil. We’ve tried to set a few 2016 resolutions and one of them is limiting our sugar intake. The late Chef Homaro Cantu told me that since sugar is relatively new to human civilization, about 300 years, the body still has not figured out a way to regulate it. However, things like honey, maple and agave have been around for thousands of years and the the body over that time now knows how to process them. True or not, I don’t know, but the more research I find the more sugar can cause problems when not eaten in moderation. That seems to be the case with a lot of things, when you exceed moderation is when the problems start.

Super moist Multi-Seed Banana Muffins with Maple and Honey // @ChefBillyParisi for Bob's Red Mill

To pile on some more vitamins and nutrients into these muffins, I made a pepita, chia seed, flax seed and oat streusel to go on top. With Bob’s Red Mill® amazing seed selection it made these muffins really easy to make, and with superb ingredients and flavor. What a great way to start the new year, with something delicious and that is all natural.

Super moist Multi-Seed Banana Muffins with Maple and Honey // @ChefBillyParisi for Bob's Red Mill

Multi-Seed Banana Muffins with Maple and Honey

Makes 12 muffins

For the Muffins:

For the Topping:

Super moist Multi-Seed Banana Muffins with Maple and Honey // @ChefBillyParisi for Bob's Red Mill

Procedures:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°.
  2. In a large bowl mix together the flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt and set aside.
  3. Next, add the bananas, eggs, yogurt, coconut oil and maple syrup to a blender and puree on high speed until smooth.
  4. Combine the wet and dry ingredients until combined and set aside.
  5. For the topping combine the seeds, oats, flour and honey in a separate medium size bowl and combine using a spoon. Note: it will be sticky.
  6. Divide the batter into a 12 count muffin tin lined with parchment molds and top off with the multi-seed honey topping evenly.
  7. Bake the muffins in the oven at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes or until they are lightly browned on top and firm.
  8. Cool to room temperature before serving.

Super moist Multi-Seed Banana Muffins with Maple and Honey // @ChefBillyParisi for Bob's Red Mill


Hello, I’m Billy Parisi, but to some I’m known as “Chef Billy Parisi.”  I do a little bit of this and a little bit of that, but for the most part I’m a Food & Content Creator, Sometimes TV Host, Digital and Social Strategist, Influencer, Picture Taker, Coffee Drinker, Daddy, Husband, College Sports Enthusiast, Fashionisto, Film & Music Lover!  Chef Billy Parisi // billyparisi.com

I’ve been in the kitchen since I started washing dishes in a restaurant at the age of 13, and during that time I knew immediately that I wanted to be a chef.  I graduated from Arizona’s Scottsdale Culinary Institute and the University of Missouri, and have logged several years as line cook, sous chef, and executive in some of the Midwest’s finest restaurants.  I currently live in the city of Chicago with my wife Lindsay and daughter Olivia and cook up new inventions, mash-ups, fusions and twists on old classics.  I’m incredibly spontaneous and outgoing, and run 2 small businesses BPMVC, and my latest venture 5 Loaves 2 Fish! 

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Baked Pear Oatmeal is a whole grain breakfast perfect for keeping your resolutions on track. // Bob's Red Mill // gluten free, dairy free adaptable

Baked Pear Oatmeal

by Cassidy Stockton in Recipes

It’s January 4th. Did you make a resolution a few days ago to eat better or healthier or try to lose some weight? You don’t have to be shy, the New York Times reports that about 40-50% of Americans make a resolution and the number one resolution is related to health and weight loss. It makes sense, really. We just spent the last two months from Halloween to New Year’s Day indulging in sweets and decadent foods, it’s only natural that we want to bounce back. I don’t know about you, but my body is positively screaming for something nutritious by the time Christmas has wrapped.

This recipe is a perfect way to fuel your body and keep those healthy resolutions. Baked oatmeal is easy to make and can be adapted to suit many different tastes and dietary needs. You can reduce the sugar in this recipe or replace it with your favorite sweetener to make it a touch healthier. Add flaxseed meal to boost the fiber and try mixing it up with different fruits and nuts. Need it to be gluten free? Simply swap out the old fashioned oats for our gluten free tested version and make sure to read the label on your vanilla. Need it to be free from dairy? Use your favorite non-dairy butter replacement or try it with coconut oil. Baked Pear Oatmeal is a whole grain breakfast perfect for keeping your resolutions on track. // Bob's Red Mill // gluten free, dairy free adaptable

Baked Pear Oatmeal

Servings: 8

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 40 – 50 minutes | Passive Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cup Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • 1 tsp  Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp  ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground Ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground Nutmeg
  • 3 cups Water or Milk, Pear Juice, or Apple Juice
  • 2  Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Butter melted and cooled
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cup chopped fresh Pears (about 2 whole)

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter a 9×9-inch baking dish and set aside.

In a small bowl, combine rolled oats, baking powder, salt, and spices. Set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together water (or milk or juice), eggs, brown sugar, melted and cooled butter, and vanilla extract. Add oat mixture to the wet ingredients and mix to combine. Fold in chopped pears.

Transfer mixture to the prepared baking dish and bake until set, about 40 – 50 minutes. Let cool about 5 minutes before serving.

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Whole Wheat Monkey Bread is a fun and festive breakfast or brunch recipe. // Bob's Red Mill

Whole Wheat Monkey Bread

by Cassidy Stockton in Recipes

With Christmas in the rear view, it’s time to look to New Year’s and think about a new start! I’m not one for parties and fancy dresses on New Year’s Eve, but I am one for celebrating the holiday with delicious food and drinks. I was delighted when our test kitchen perfected their whole wheat monkey bread. This is such a fun recipe for people of all ages. It’s a bit time consuming, but if you play your cards right, you can enjoy this on New Year’s Day. I wouldn’t worry about trying to enjoy it for breakfast, since most of us have been up the night before. If you’re planning a brunch, this would be a wonderful addition.

Whole Wheat Monkey Bread is a fun and festive breakfast or brunch recipe. // Bob's Red Mill

Whole Wheat Monkey Bread

Servings: 12 – 16 servings

Prep Time: 30 minutes | Cook Time: 30 – 40 minutes | Passive Time: 80 minutes, plus overnight

Ingredients

Dough

  • 1-1/2  cups warm Milk 110°F
  • 3/4  cup Sugar divided
  • 2-1/4 tsp Active Dry Yeast (one packet)
  • 1/4 cup Butter melted and cooled
  • 2  Eggs
  • 5 cups Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp ground Cinnamon

Syrup

  • 1 cup Butter
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Icing

  • 4 oz Cream Cheese soft
  • 2 Tbsp Butter soft
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 – 3 Tbsp Milk

Instructions

In a large mixer bowl, combine warm milk and 1/4 cup sugar. Add yeast and let sit for 5 minutes to activate.

Add cooled butter, eggs, and flour and begin mixing on low speed with a dough hook for 3 minutes or with a spoon for 5 minutes, until all ingredients are uniformly mixed.

Add salt and increase mixing speed to medium for 4 minutes or with a spoon for 6 – 8 minutes. This is a very wet dough.

Transfer dough to a clean bowl coated lightly with oil. Turn dough over to evenly coat with oil, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

Set aside a 10-inch nonstick bundt pan. In a small bowl, combine cinnamon and remaining 1/2 cup sugar.

Remove dough from the refrigerator and divide into two equal pieces. Roll each piece of dough out into a 1/2-inch thick rope. Cut or pinch off portions of dough 1/2-inch long and roll into individual balls.

Toss dough balls in cinnamon-sugar mixture and place evenly in bundt pan. When all dough as been added to the pan, cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 45 minutes.

Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°F and prepare the syrup: in a medium pot, melt butter and sugar, whisking often until evenly combined. Remove from heat, add vanilla extract, and let cool.

When the dough has risen, uncover and pour syrup over dough. Bake until puffy and set, 30 – 40 minutes.

Let the monkey bread cool in the pan for 15 minutes. While cooling, prepare the icing: mix together soft cream cheese and butter, then add powdered sugar and vanilla extract and mix until evenly combined. Adjust consistency with milk. Set aside.

Unmold monkey bread onto a serving platter and let cool an additional 20 minutes. Decorate with icing then serve by cutting slices or letting guests pull off individual pieces of bread.

Recipe Notes

For a lighter texture, use half whole wheat pastry flour and half all-purpose or unbleached pastry flour.

 

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Bacon Cheddar Scones made with whole wheat flour, thick cut bacon and cheddar cheese for a hearty breakfast treat. // Bob's Red Mill

Bacon Cheddar Scones from Bakeshop

by Cassidy Stockton in Recipes

We got you something special for Christmas, a recipe for bacon cheddar scones. Kim Boyce runs Portland’s Bakeshop and is a long time friend of Bob’s Red Mill. Not only is she a superb baker (and cookbook author), but she is quite the whole grain enthusiast. She developed these hearty scones for our Flour + Heart event last May and they were a huge hit with everyone in attendance.

Boyce has combined whole wheat flour, coarse graham flour and all purpose flour to create a scone that has some real texture to it while still being quite flaky. If you cannot find graham flour, substitute whole wheat flour. The dough is combined with cheddar and bacon then drizzled with maple syrup (and more bacon!) to make these scones the perfect addition to almost any meal. They would be wonderful served alongside eggs for breakfast or paired with a hearty soup or stew for dinner. They definitely don’t need butter, but we won’t fault you for adding some. These babies are worth it!

Bacon Cheddar Scones made with whole wheat flour, thick cut bacon and cheddar cheese for a hearty breakfast treat. // Bob's Red Mill

Bacon Cheddar Scones

Servings: 16 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cook Time: 22 – 24 minutes

Submitted By Kim Boyce from Bakeshop in Portland, OR

 

Ingredients

Dry Mix

Wet Mix

  • 4 ounces unsalted Butter cold, 1 stick
  • 4 ounces Cheddar, grated
  • 1 cup Buttermilk
  • 4 ounces Bacon cooked ¾ of the way, sliced in ⅓ inch pieces, save drippings*
  • 1/4 cup Honey

Topping

  • 4 ounces raw Bacon cut into thirds*
  • 1/3 cup Maple Syrup

Instructions

Place two racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven and preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment. Pull out a ruler and set it near where you are working; you’ll use it later for measuring rectangles of dough.

Sift the dry ingredients into a large bowl, pouring back into the bowl any bits of grain or other ingredients that may remain in the sifter.

Cut the butter into ¼ inch pieces and add them to the dry mixture. Rub the butter pieces between your fingers, breaking them into smaller bits. Continue rubbing until the butter is in small pieces varying in size from rice grains to flattened peas. The more quickly you do this, the more likely the butter is to stay solid, which is important for the success of the recipe. Stir the cheddar cheese, cooked sliced bacon and any bacon drippings into the dry mixture.

In a small bowl, whisk together the buttermilk and the honey. Using a spatula, add the wet ingredients to the bowl of the dry ingredients and gently combine.

Use a pastry scraper or a spatula to get the dough onto a well floured surface. If the dough is sticky, flour the dough and knead it together 3 times until a soft ball can be formed. The dough should be dry enough that it can be moved around on the counter and patted down without sticking, yet moist enough that the knife will be sticky when the dough is being cut into squares. Flour your hands and pat the dough into a rectangle. With a rolling pin, roll the dough into a rectangle that is about 7 ½ inches by 9 inches and about 1 inch thick, flouring the work surface, the rolling pin and your hands as needed.

Use a sharp knife to slice the rectangle into quarters both lengthwise and crosswise, making 16 rectangular pieces, about 2 ¼ inches by 2 inches. Place the scones a few inches apart on the parchment-lined baking sheets.

Brush the top of each scone with the syrup. Top with a piece of bacon and brush again with syrup.

Bake the scones for about 22 to 24 minutes, rotating the sheets halfway through. The scones are ready to come out of the oven when the tops are dark golden brown and the bacon is cooked. They are best eaten warm from the oven or later that same day.

Recipe Notes

As a side note: The scones can be kept, covered, in refrigerator and baked in the next 2 days.
*We recommend finding some nice sturdy thick-cut bacon for this recipe.

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Whole Grain Cinnamon Babka is perfect for Christmas morning with a bit of planning. // Bob's Red Mill

Cinnamon Babka

by Cassidy Stockton in Recipes

Growing up, my mother always baked cinnamon bread for Christmas breakfast. She still does, only now she makes multiple loaves so that we can have cinnamon bread whether we are home or away for Christmas. Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without a hot cup of coffee and a warm slice of her cinnamon bread slathered in butter.

This cinnamon babka is not my mother’s secret recipe, but it is a very beautiful and delicious alternative. One that does take some time and planning, but it’s worth the effort. I like it because, despite the effort, it’s absolutely stunning.

Whole Grain Cinnamon Babka is perfect for Christmas morning with a bit of planning. // Bob's Red Mill

As I mentioned, you do need to plan ahead for this one. Here’s what you can do to make it for Christmas without ruining all the fun of Christmas morning by slaving in the kitchen! Make the base dough on the 23rd, then form the loaf on Christmas eve (do not let it rise) and stick it in the fridge. First thing Christmas morning, pull it out and let it rise until doubled. The syrup is quick to whip up and the bread only needs to bake for 45 minutes. Still time consuming, but if you play it right, you can have cinnamon babka as a mid-morning snack. 

Whole Grain Cinnamon Babka is perfect for Christmas morning with a bit of planning. // Bob's Red Mill

Cinnamon Babka

Servings: 12 – 16 servings

Prep Time: 30 minutes | Cook Time: 45 minutes | Passive Time: 90 minutes, plus overnight

Ingredients

Dough

Filling

Syrup

Instructions

Combine warm milk and 1/4 cup coconut sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add yeast and let sit for 5 minutes to activate.

Add egg, vanilla, and flour to the yeast mixture and mix on low with a dough hook for 3 minutes or with a spoon for 5 minutes, until a dough forms.

Add salt to the dough and, if using an electric mixer, increase speed to medium. Begin to add pieces of the soft butter, mixing all the while. When the butter has fully incorporated into the dough, continue to mix on medium speed for 4 more minutes or by hand for 6 – 8.

Transfer dough to a clean bowl coated lightly with oil. Turn dough over to evenly coat with oil, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

Line a 9×5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper and lightly oil; set aside.

To make the filling, combine coconut sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Add soft butter and mix into a paste. Add egg white and thoroughly mix; set aside.

Place chilled dough on a well floured surface. Roll out to an approximately 15×20-inch rectangle, taking care to keep the surface floured to stop the dough from sticking.

Spread the filling out evenly over the entire surface of the dough. Carefully roll up the dough snugly.

Cut the dough down the center, lengthwise, with a sharp knife and turn each half face-up. Gently twist the two pieces over each other, keeping the exposed layers face-up. Carefully transfer the bread twist to the prepared loaf pan.

Cover the pan and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 90 minutes.

While the dough is rising, preheat the oven to 350°F, then make the syrup by combining 1/2 cup of coconut sugar and 1/2 cup of water in a small pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and let simmer until all sugar has dissolved. Let cool.

Bake the dough until an internal temperature of 190°F has been reached, about 45 minutes. Remove the bread from the oven and immediately pour the syrup over the loaf. Let cool completely before removing from the pan.

*If you can’t get your hands on our Organic Ivory Wheat Flour, our regular Whole Wheat Flour will work just fine. 

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