Scottish Oatmeal

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Scottish Oatmeal is the original porridge of ancient Scotland. This true whole grain oatmeal is stone ground on our century-old mills. These Scottish oats have a smooth, creamy texture that makes excellent porridge or Scottish oatcakes (find Bob’s favorite recipe here on this site!).

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So what makes Scottish oats different from regular rolled oats? It’s not a different variety: rather, instead of being steamed and rolled like regular American oats, Scottish oats are slowly ground between two millstones, producing a smooth texture, more like a traditional porridge. Many years ago, Bob visited Scotland and learned the traditional art of milling oats at the historic, water-powered Preston Mill.

Today, Bob's Red Mill Scottish Oatmeal is produced using the same authentic methods and contains all the nutrients of the high-quality oats from which it was ground. The resulting Scottish porridge is a hot cereal you’ll love. Want to cook it the true Scottish way? Instead of a spoon, stir your oats with a wooden spurtle (which we used when we entered the World Porridge Making Championship and won the Golden Spurtle!). This stick-shaped tool prevents lumps from forming. Just be sure to use your right hand and stir clockwise—folk wisdom maintains that this wards off evil spirits!

Whole oat groats are an good source of fiber—whether rolled, cut or ground—which may safeguard against heart disease, and helps keep you full longer, which can ward off between-meal snacking. We love to use Scottish oats to make our morning porridge and top it with butter and brown sugar, but you can customize it any way you want: for example, with fresh fruit, yogurt and nuts. You can also make savory oats with braised vegetables, hot sauce and a poached egg.

However, just like rolled oats, Scottish oats can be used in baked goods—click below for recipes for cereal bars, pancakes, scones, bread or Scottish oatcakes!

For 20 other fun and unique porridge recipes, visit

Eating raw oats is generally safe, but may cause digestive issues or increase the risk of foodborne illness.

To Your Good Health

  • Kosher

    As a continued commitment to the quality of the products we make and sell, this product has been certified Kosher by OK Kosher Certification of Brooklyn, New York.

  • Whole Grain

    This product is made with nutritious whole grain. Check the Whole Grain Stamp on the package for more information.

  • Vegan

    All Bob’s Red Mill products are vegetarian. This product is also vegan, meaning it does not include eggs, dairy or honey.

  • Stone Ground

    Our stone-ground flours and meals are made the old fashioned way, on our slow-turning quartz-stone mills. This time honored technique maintains cool temperatures, which preserves the natural flavor and healthy nutrition of the grains.

  • Non-GMO

    All Bob’s Red Mill products are made without the use of bioengineering, using ingredients grown from identity preserved seeds. We are committed to sourcing ingredients that are made without the use of modern biotechnology.

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