And it was soooo worth a try. I ate it for breakfast and lunch yesterday. And sometime mid-morning I finished the little bit of the Bean's that she didn't eat. Then it was my pre-run breakfast this morning.
The recipe topping suggestions were walnuts, chocolate chips and raisins. The chocolate chips were a must, the raisins...how about blueberries instead?, we opted for a pecan/brown sugar crumble instead of walnuts, and finally we tossed coconut on a few (thanks to The Princess's brilliant suggestion).
The chocolate chips are a hands down favorite for the girls, the pecan/brown sugar are my favorite, and the coconut was a hit. The blueberry are next on my list to try, but I'm sure they will not disappoint.
Some things I learned from making these:
- Even if you grease the muffin liners, they stick. I won't use liners next time. I will just generously grease the pans.
- The recipe easily makes two dozen, not 18 like it suggests.
- If you don't expect a muffin, you won't be disappointed. It took a few bites for The Princess to decide they were pretty good because she expected a muffin.
- I used 1/2 cup of honey instead of Stevia, and it is plenty sweet.
- The recipe tips suggest reheating for 45-60 seconds. I only had to reheat mine for 20 seconds and that was plenty. I think 45-60 seconds would practically destroy it. Just sayin'.
So if you like oatmeal, head on over to Sugar-Free Mom's Blog and print out the recipe. Or head over to Pinterest and pin the recipe for later. Happy oatmealing.