Tuesday, June 19, 2012

bob's red mill: review and giveaway

Update: This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the winners: Manda, Noelani, and Ella!

Here's why I love Bob's Red Mill: If you are looking for any sort of shelf-stable ingredient, chances are that Bob's makes it...and it's good.

We regularly use BRM gluten flour, textured vegetable protein, shredded coconut, and coconut flour. These products are all excellent. So I was super excited to try three of their products I had never used before...


During the past couple of weeks, I've experimented with the all purpose gluten-free flour, garbanzo bean flour (naturally gluten-free), and apple, cinnamon, and grains hot cereal.

I used the gf flour in a zucchini bread inspired by this recipe. The package recommends including xanthan gum in your recipes (a thickener and stabilizer), but I just added a little bit of cornstarch and was amazed at how well it held together.


The garbanzo bean flour made it into two recipes. I made a batch of really delicious laddu (no-bake and very easy!), and also made these falafel patties from the recipe on the package. They were a bit dry, but the flavor was incredible, and they would be perfect served with some tzatziki.


And finally, I had the cereal with a little stevia to sweeten. Though the texture is different from oatmeal, the experience is otherwise pretty similar. What's nice is that it's unsweetened, so you can control how sweet you want it. But without any sweetener at all, it's a bit bland. Honey or maple syrup would also be fantastic. And it is so filling...I couldn't finish this bowl!


There will be three winners from this giveaway, each of whom will receive a package of one of these three products. The winner will be selected randomly, and the giveaway is open until Wednesday, 6/27, at 8 pm.

To enter, leave a comment for each of the products that you would like an entry for (up to 3 entries, one per product).

For more entries...

1. 'Like' my page on facebook.
2. Follow my blog on bloglovin'.

For each of these two entries, leave a comment saying you did what was required, and specify which product you'd like the additional entry to go towards. If you already like my facebook page or follow me on bloglovin', let me know!

Hope this isn't too confusing. You can have up to five entries total, each entry counts toward only one product.

Good luck!

26 comments:

  1. ooo! I would love to try the BRM garbanzo flour. I currently have a brand of chickpea flour at home but I find it has an after taste that I can't get over. I am starting to wonder if it is just the brand that I have purchased and would love to give another brand a try!

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  2. The first product I'm dying to try is xanthan gum - i need to thicken my smoothies!

    katherinedibello (at) gmail (dot) com

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  3. the second product I NEED is teff flour. I love experimenting with gluten-free cooking, and this is a must have ingredient.

    katherinedibello (at) gmail (dot) com

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  4. my third must have product has to be black bean flour. I already use bob red mill's chickpea flour religiously, but seriously - who doesn't love black beans?!

    katherinedibello (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Hi Katherine,

      Thanks for entering and including your email! The giveaway is for the three products that are reviewed here, so I will go ahead and count these three comments toward them. The three products you mentioned are on my to-try list too though!

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  5. I'd love to try the gf flour!

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  6. I'm curious to try the garbanzo bean flour too.

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  7. And that cereal mix just looks delish!

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  8. And I just liked you on fb. (I'm determined to win, lol!)

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  9. I LOVE that hot cereal, it is awesome and has no sugar!!

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  10. I have seen quite a few recipes online that call for chickpea flour so I'd love to try it!

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  11. I am not gluten-free but I love experimenting with new grains! The gluten free mix looks like a good one!

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  12. I am trying to go gluten free so the garbonzo bean flour looks interesting

    sunnybrookdc1@yahoo.com

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  13. I am so wanting to try the hot cereal, all my children love hot cereal in the morning!

    sunnybrookdc1@yahoo.com

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  14. liked you on fb

    christine hammer weideman
    sunnybrookdc1@yahoo.com

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  15. Do you have an ocean state job lots near you? The one near me always carries Bob's Red Mill at a discount. It's where I go to get their whole wheat pastry flour in bulk, almond flour, and grains. And I love the garbanzo bean flour!

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  16. Awesome recipes and what a great giveaway!!!

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  17. apple, cinnamon, and grains hot cereal!

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  18. I would like to try the gluten free flour.

    shankyouverymuch11 at yahoo dot com

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  19. Garbanzo floor sounds cool!

    shankyouverymuch11 at yahoo dot com

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  20. And the cereals sound good too.

    shankyouverymuch11 at yahoo dot com

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  21. Hmmm, I like the sounds of this garbanzo bean flour. Would be good to experiment with in the kitchen. I am a huge fan of Bob's Red Mill in general, never tried any of these before!

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