I must have been living under a rock because it's only been recently that I've discovered the convenient goodness of Glutenfreeda products. They've been around for 10 years, but until recently, I never saw their products in my local health food or at Whole Foods stores. I stumbled upon a box of their Instant Maple Raisin & Flax Oatmeal at a Whole Foods in NYC recently and have been in love ever since.
I've tried a couple of instant gluten-free oatmeal's before, but they never had that creamy texture that I like. Glutenfreeda's oatmeal, when prepared with milk, is creamy, perfectly sweet and completely satisfying. I bought a box to stash at work and have a second box at home! For me, breakfast is a challenge, so it's a huge boon to be able to have an instant-oatmeal that I can make in the microwave at work, instead of having a bowl of cold cereal or a piece of fruit and yogurt.
I've prepared it with water and with milk and I have to say the milk makes it taste a lot better. That's not to say it tastes bad when made with water, but it just doesn't have that rich, creamy flavor. Also, the microwave prep is great when you're out of the house, but it does taste a lot better if you warm hot milk on your stove and pour it onto the oatmeal. The best part about their oatmeal is that it's certified gluten-free, so you don't have to worry about cross-contamination. They have a few different flavors, but I've only tried the Maple & Raisin so far. I'm sure the other flavors are just as good if the Maple & Raisin is any indicator. Plus, I visited their site and found out that they are the creators of the cookies used in Julie's Organic Gluten Free Ice Cream Sandwiches, which if you haven't tried yet, you really must! Have you tried Glutenfreeda's oatmeal before? What do you think?