Tonight I’m reviewing Provena’s gluten free Jumbo Oats. I talked in my previous post about the brand and how they are manufactured to ensure that no cross contamination occurs with gluten free cereals so I won’t cover it again, but if you haven’t read it check out the post below for more details.
The Jumbo Oats are 100% gluten free oats, no other hidden nasties! The oats in the packet are exactly as described – jumbo, none of that powdery stuff they pass off as oats!
Being Scottish the obvious thing for me to make with the oats was a big bowl of porridge and the oats definitely hit the mark. I made my porridge using a combination of dairy free milk and water, I also added some grated apple, sultanas and cinnamon. It made a perfect gluten and dairy free breakfast and very healthy as the oats are high in fibre and provide slow release energy. These oats are extremely versatile and I decided to push the boat out and make some other gluten and dairy free treats.
So else what did I make with my box of Provena Jumbo Oats?
Gluten and Dairy Free Banana and Peanut Granola
Granola is one of my favourite breakfasts, especially when it is accompanied by dairy free yoghurt and some fresh berries. These oats were perfect for making granola as you cold properly coat and toast the large flakes. You can click here to get the recipe for my gluten and dairy free banana and peanut granola.
Gluten and Dairy Free Rhubarb Crumble Bars
Rhubarb always makes me think of my Grandma, she grew the best rhubarb I’ve ever tasted and I used to eat a tonne of it when I was a little girl. Rather than make the traditional rhubarb crumble I thought I would make some bars – basically its rhubarb crumble on an oaty biscuit base, and of course gluten and dairy free.
You could try making these with any stewed fruit you like, I’m thinking a cherry version or plum and ginger or maybe apple and cinnamon! You can get the recipe for these gluten and dairy free rhubarb crumble bars by clicking here
In summary I would say the one word that sums these oats up is quality. As I said before I buy a lot of gluten free oats and I get fed up when half the packet is filled with something that looks like saw dust! The Provena oats packet was full of lovely, good quality oats – no saw dust in sight!
So where can I get my hands on these fabby oats? Holland and Barrett are selling them just now for £3.50 for a 500g box and they are also included as part of their buy one get one half price. Buy them by clicking here
Check back tomorrow when I’ll review the gluten and dairy free oat flour and my recipe for blueberry and lemon oat flour muffins.