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Announcing the Third Annual Spar for the Spurtle Finalists

Our team of illustrious judges had their work cut out for them this again this year. With over 80 entries in Spar for the Spurtle, narrowing it down to just three finalists meant watching a lot of videos! There was a lot of discussion about whether the dish could really be done in 30 minutes and how it would be received in Scotland. With five years of Golden Spurtle competition under their belt, the judges felt confident about what the Scottish judges are looking for in a winning dish. While I was not privy to the internal discussion, I know they had a very hard time narrowing it down to just three winners and could have easily picked ten.

I think the judges chose well with these three winners. Each dish is different and demonstrates a creative use of oats, proving, once again, that oats are not just for breakfast. We’ll be working to get recipes for each video and put them up on our site soon. Without further ado, here are our finalists. Congratulations to the three finalists and our most sincere thanks to everyone who entered!

Camilla Saulsbury with Caledonian Dolmades

Carl Youngmann with Buttered Oats Brittle

Paula Todora with Golden Eggrolls with Steel Cut Oats, Apples, Walnuts and More!


Nancy says:

Love Bob’s Red Mill products!!! I use them in a lot of my healthy baking recipes. They really support my gluten free diet.

Jasmin Raymond says:

mmm eggrolls

Theresa says:

I love the eggrolls! YUM!

Jennifer Essad says:

the buttered oats brittle should win

Megan G says:

Mmmm, my sweet tooth votes Buttered Oats Brittle!

Ashley says:

I was really impressed by the Caledonian Dolmades. The flavor profiles were really creative. I especially loved the use of Kale leaves replacing the traditional Grape leaves! I can’t wait to try this recipe on my family. I know they will enjoy it!

Veronica Lamb says:

My vote is for Carl Youngmann with Buttered Oats Brittle because I have a sweet tooth and it looks divine!

Whitney says:

Carl Youngmann with Buttered Oats Brittle should win!

Lawre says:

I think the apples and walnuts should win

Michelle Abrams says:

Those eggrolls look amazing! Golden Eggrolls with Steel Cut Oats, Apples, Walnuts Yum!

Bev says:

No question about it – the Caledonian Dolmades should win!

Ronna Farley says:

That’s a tough question! It is a tie for me between the Dolmades and the egg rolls! All 3 are excellent recipes and I wish them the best of luck!!!

AngeAnge says:

Although I can only taste with my eyes, I’m going to have to go with the Dolmades!

Buttered Oats Brittle

Karen says:

These all look so delicious, it was hard to choose! I’m going to say Golden Eggrolls because 1) I nearly licked my screen when I saw the pic, 2) it’s like a crepe you can eat with one hand, and 3) I can imagine my entire family digging in!

Christina H. says:

I am sucker for fried and sweet so my vote goes to Golden Eggrolls! Yummm.

Alice says:

Having reviewed the three finalists’ videos when ‘hungry’, going to choose the Caldedonian Dolmades! Ummm, good, and good for you!

Alice says:

I ‘hungrily’ reviewed the finalists’ videos, and must choose Caledonian Dolmades!
Ummm, good and good for you!

Alice says:

I love the Scottish ‘spurtle’. Just FYI my surname is also German for a wooden crocheting or knitting bobbin, that one must use a handful of at a time: a “kloppel” Kloppeling is an ongoing pasttime, with festival and celebration in Kansas (the one I know about). My, wouldn’t I love a ‘spurtle’ to go along with my ‘kloppels’ 🙂 I love Bob’s Red Mill emphasis on respect for people and food :0

Kim Weisser says:

Golden Eggrolls

Maria says:

I vote for the Buttered Oats Brittle! Delish!

Amy Pinheiro says:

They all look amazing. I love eggrolls of any kind.

Rene Roberts says:

Golden eggrolls will win! What’s not to love!

Hoping for Spurtles!


Bimbi says:

The Dolmades, absolutely. A lot of creative thought went into this recipe.

Emily M says:


Nicole says:

Golden eggrolls!

Rachel McNally says:

Buttered Oat Brittle…YUM!

Brian says:

Caledonian Dolmades

Rodney Owens says:

I’m going with the buttered oats brittle.

kathleen viviano says:

oat brittle

Sonia says:

I prefer the Caledonian Dolmades.

Christy Piwowarczyk says:

I think the Caledonian Dolmades are spectacular!

Mary says:

Butter oats brittle…so good!

Patricia Fallon-Guider says:

Buttered Oats Brittle!

Jayme Young says:

The buttered oats brittle sounds delish. Will be making it soon!! And I love LSQ!!

Mary Dinesen says:

Paula Todora’s recipe and video stole my heart away!! Creative and delicious!

Pamela says:

The Golden Eggrolls looks delicious!

Emmy says:

I vote for the buttered oats brittle!

Pamela says:

The Golden Eggrolls look delicious!

Brad Floyd says:

Buttered Oats Brittle

Beckie Bergeron says:

Definitely the Golden Eggrolls!

Pauline Beutel says:

I love the steel cut oats, but Bob’s Red Mill products are all quality products. I am eager to try all of these delicious recipes…and the spurtles, with the recipes from my absolutely favorite, creative mom and cook, LSQ! The Buttered Oats have my vote!

Rene Torrez says:

Definitely the Golden Eggrolls-yummy!

Christine says:

Buttered oats brittle!

Janice Schuller says:

Bob’s Steel Cut Oats – what a way to start the day!!

Ellie says:

The buttered oats brittle is terrific!

Sharon says:

I love me some brittle, but the eggrolls look divine!

June Phillips says:

Love the buttered oats brittle…I think it should win

Kristen Acosta says:

Buttered oats brittle!

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