Healthy Living on June 30, 2011 by

Spar for the Spurtle

Yes, it’s that time of year again—Golden Spurtle time! This year is vastly different from previous years, however. Instead of sending our trusty champion, Matthew Cox, we would like to send one of you! Yes, YOU! Today kicks off our month-long competition to find the best of the best to represent us in Scotland this year.

We’d like to invite you, whether you’re a home cook or professional chef, to submit a video demonstrating a unique recipe that makes use of Bob’s Red Mill Steel Cut Oats – the World’s Best Oats. From the entries, three finalists will be flown here to Portland, Oregon to compete in a live cook-off. The winner of that cook-off will travel with the Bob’s Red Mill team to compete in the 18th Annual Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Championship in Scotland.

To enter the Spar for the Spurtle contest, interested cooks should visit to submit a video demonstration of an original recipe that makes use of Bob’s Red Mill Steel Cut Oats. Videos should be no longer than three minutes and should demonstrate a creative use of the oats. Dishes can be sweet or savory – they just need to be able to be created from start to finish within 30 minutes.

The videos will be posted on where fans will be able to vote for their favorites. The top three contestants will be selected as the finalists to be flown to Portland for the live cook-off. Finalists will also receive a behind-the-scenes tour of the Bob’s Red Mill facility led by Bob Moore himself.

During the live 30-minute cook-off, the three finalists will prepare their oatmeal recipes from scratch for a panel of celebrity judges in conditions that mirror those of the Golden Spurtle competition. The winner will receive an all-expenses-paid trip for two to Scotland, including $2,500 in cash, to compete in the 18th Annual Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Championship!

Sounds pretty fun, doesn’t it? Need ideas? Head over to to see past entries and former winners.

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You have until July 30th to enter.


limmy says:

Terrific competition.

The love of my life is entering and really wants to see the loch ness monster

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