Monday, June 25, 2012

Spar for the Spurtle Recipe Contest and Giveaway first recipe contest and giveaway!

I know you're waiting with baited breath to get the scoop. So...

The contest invites you to submit videos demonstrating a unique recipe that uses Bob's Red Mill's Steel Cut Oats, aka "The World's Best Oatmeal".  There's a unique back story to this contest.  A Scottish village, by the name of Carrbridge, is the home of the Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Championship. They've been hosting it 19 years, and until 2009, no American had even entered, never mind won, the championship.  Bob's Red Mill entered that year and rocked it, bringing home the Golden Spurtle trophy and earning the title of "World's Best Oats".

In 2011, Bob's invited their their fans and customers to share in the fun with the inaugural Spar for the Spurtle contest.  That year's winning entry was Black Bean Porridge Patties, with pico de gallo, created by Merry Graham.  Yum-o-licious and unexpected. 

The contest was such a hit that it's back again for a second year - so now you can see if your best recipe is a winner.

Home cooks and professional chefs alike can participate.  The recipe used in video has to be an original creation that uses two stovetop burners as the only powered appliances. The video cannot be longer than three minutes, and it has to be posted to YouTube via the submission tool at SparForTheSpurtle.comBob's Red Mill Steel Cuts Oats must be an indispensible element of the recipe. Get the full details here and the entry form here. Don't wait; entries will only be accepted until July 20, 2012.

Three finalists will be chosen from all the entries and flown to Portland, Oregon, to compete in a live cook-off.  The winner gets an all-expenses-paid trip for two to Scotland to compete in the 19th Annual Golden Spurtle World Championship in October! Plus, $2,500 in cash!

If that's not enough incentive, Bob's Red Mill is also sponsoring a giveaway for my blog readers.

The first five readers who enter the competition AND comment on my blog, with a link to their YouTube videos, will receive a fantabulous prize pack from Bob's Red Mill, which will include Honey Oat Granola, Cinnamon Raisin Granola, Scottish Oats and 7 Grain Pancake Mix.

Even if you don't win the contest, it's still a sweet deal. Create, video, and comment soon - I can't wait to see what you come up with!

This post is linked up at Homework Giveaway Link Party.

Disclaimer: Bob's Red Mill is sponsoring this giveway.  However, I only promote products I believe in and use.  All views and opinions expressed on this blog are my own.


  1. I've just submitted my recipe for "Caribbean-Inspired Skillet Granola." Here's the link to my video on YouTube:

  2. Awesome video and recipe, Becky. Great job on both! You'll be receiving a Bob's Red Mill prize pack shortly.

  3. Hello! I entered Porridge Crusted Fried Chicken w Country Gravy or Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce! Taffy Apodaca
    Thank You!

  4. Way to go, Aunt Taffy! Sounds yummy! You'll be receiving your prize pack shortly, too. :)

  5. Aunt Taffy, please send me your shipping address for your prize pack: Thanks!