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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Things I Love Thursday - Stuff Made Out of Oatmeal

Once upon a time, I ate oatmeal for breakfast every single day. Now, I eat it probably twice a week. I still like oatmeal, but it is no longer an everyday kind of food for me. There are just some mornings it doesn't sound good. But throw oatmeal in something else, like cookies or muffins, and I'm good to go on the oatmeal. So when I saw a recipe for Personal Size Baked Oatmeal on Pinterest (where else, duh?), I decided it was worth a try.

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 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.

Can you tell which ones my little Bean helped with?

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.


  1. Yum! I love oatmeal and this sounds like a great way to get it. My kids would love these too.

  2. Looks yummy! I only use the liners if I'm taking cupcakes somewhere.

  3. Your little bean is an artist. Those muffins covered in chocolate chips look especially yummy.

  4. I hate to be a Paleo snob but.. JUST JOKING!... Looks yummy!! I'd eat that in a second.

  5. I just made these yesterday from Pinterest! I used Agave Nectar because that's what I had. I didn't have any toppings but I wish I had stuck some blueberries or dates in there! They are still good though!

  6. I'm going to try those! I have a protein muffin recipe I like...I wonder how they'll compare.

  7. Mmmmmm, those looks good. I'll totally have to try. :)

  8. Mmmmmm, those looks good. I'll totally have to try. :)


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