Who wants to win some of my favorite oats?

***Giveaway Closed***

My lucky winner, with comment #94, is MamaChocolate! Congrats, and happy oat-making! :)

Original Post:

You might remember my recent review of Tropical Traditions organic oats.

Well, now Tropical Traditions wants to offer one of my readers the chance to win a bag of their own! :)

These oats are no longer just a review product for us – they are officially a product we purchase for use in our home.  We liked them so much, we’re currently waiting for another bag to arrive!

Why am I so excited about some simple oats? Because they’re anything but. I love the fact that Tropical Traditions thick rolled whole grain oats are not only certified organic, but they’re also thick, dense and chewy, and add a great hearty texture to our overnight oats.

One of the main reasons I love a bowl of morning oats so much is that they are never the same twice. There are so many ways to enjoy them! I’ve even seen people prepare savory oats with ingredients like cheese and eggs! My daily breakfast usually differs based on what’s in season and what I happen to have on hand.

Here are a few of my favorite combinations:

  • Banana, chopped dates, cardamom and a drizzle of honey
  • Shredded coconut and cacao nibs or dark chocolate chips/shavings
  • Artisana Cacao Bliss and fresh black cherries
  • Blueberries, almond slivers and lemon zest
  • Raisins, dried cranberries, cinnamon and granola (like an oatmeal raisin cookie!)
  • Chopped banana and Tierra Farm Chocolate Hazelnut butter (Nutella who!?)
  • Pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon and crumbled graham crackers or granola
  • Granola, almond butter and Crofter’s Superfruit spread (hits the spot like a PB&J!)
  • 1/2 oats, 1/2 cooked millet with cardamom, coconut milk, toasted coconut and lime zest.
…and nothing tops off ANY bowl of oats better than one big, plump Medjool date. My favorite!

If you’d like to enter to win your own 5 lb. bag of Tropical Traditions Certified Organic thick rolled whole grain oats, just sign up for the Tropical Traditions email newsletter! I promise you’ll be glad you did (the email is where I just found the free shipping code for the bag I ordered!)
Signing up for the TT email is the only mandatory entry. Just leave me a comment below letting me know you signed up, and you’re entered! 
Bonus entries:
  • Subscribe to my blog via email.
  • Like ABCGP on Facebook
  • Like Tropical Traditions on Facebook
  • Follow @ABCGP on Twitter
  • Tweet about this giveaway (please include a link to this post in your tweet. Limit one tweet per day. Leave a comment with a link to your tweet.)
  • Tell me your favorite way to top a bowl of oats. I’m always up for new ideas! :)
Entry period will remain open until May 15th. I will then choose a winner via Random.org. Winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to confirm or a new winner will be chosen. Open to US and Canada.


  1. says

    Have you tried savory oats yet? Like, adding cheese and broccoli, yum! It’s kind of a weird breakfast combo as it’s not usually a breakfast kind of flavor, but it really works! Great for lunch and dinner too :)

    • says

      I haven’t…but I’m willing to try anything! I will have to skip the egg I’ve seen in some recipes. I haven’t eaten an egg in about 20 years! The broccoli and cheese sounds right up my alley, though…

  2. says

    Great review! I’m actually wanting a bowl of oatmeal right now, your ideas sound delicious!
    I am already signed up for the TT newsletter under nicolebangerter at yahoo dot com.

  3. katklaw777 says

    I guess the first tweet was ok…I’ve never seen my tweet links come up this way b4. Sorry about the duplicate.

    I like my oats with fresh or canned diced peaches, a little drizzle of honey or agave and some chopped walnuts or pecans.
    Tastes like a peach cobbler…YUM!!!

  4. says

    I love turning my oats into maple granola, by mixing them with oil and maple syrup, then baking them. It’s delicious topped with walnuts, sliced banana, and rice milk.

  5. Tandra A says

    signed up for the Tropical Traditions email newsletter with ssqueakert at yahoo dot com
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  6. Tandra A says

    for my morning oats, I usually add some honey or pure maple syrup (we just finished boiling down syrup a week or so ago, yummm)
    ssqueakert at aol dot com

  7. says

    I’m pretty boring when it comes to oatmeal. I add some wheat germ, butter, lots of brown sugar, and half&half. Sometimes bananas if we have them. The most important thing about oatmeal for me is that it not be too cooked or watery/mushy. I usually buy regular rolled oats (not those quick ones) and add a little boiling water and let them sit for a few minutes – no additional cooking!
    ☮ ohmiss14 at yahoo dot com ☮

  8. says

    So far my favorite way to top my oats is with raisins…but after seeing your list! WOW! I’ve got some new ideas. 😉 Thanks!
    jccchocolate at gmail dot com

  9. June Lisle says

    I follow Tropical traditions on facebook (June Lisle)

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  10. Jenn Scott says

    My fav way to top my oats is with fresh cut apples and cinnamon. I also love homemade maple syrup!! YUM. =)

  11. Mary Gardner says

    i subscribe to the Tropical Traditions email newsletter!

    jagar0047 at yahoo dot com

  12. Mary Gardner says

    i Like Tropical Traditions on Facebook as mary gardner

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  13. Mary Gardner says

    i’m pretty boring, i guess. i like mine with butter and brown sugar. sometimes in the fall and winter i will add a little pureed pumpkin.

    jagar0047 at yahoo dot com

  14. Stacie Frost says

    I’ve signed up for Tropical Traditions newsletter! Thanks so much for entering me!
    savingmama at live dot com

  15. Stacie Frost says

    I like ABCGP on facebook (Stacie Dennis Frost). Thanks so much for entering me!
    savingmama at live dot com

  16. Stacie Frost says

    I like Tropical Traditions on facebook (Stacie Dennis Frost). Thanks so much for entering me!
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  17. Stacie Frost says

    I follow you on Twitter (@savingmama42). Thanks for entering me!
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  18. Stacie Frost says

    My favorite way to top a bowl of oats is to add raisins and a little maple syrup. YUM!! Thanks for entering me!
    savingmama at live dot com