April 24, 2012

Personal Sized Baked Oatmeal: Keeper or Stinker?

Soooooooo... I might have a um...slight addiction to Pinterest. I've got 64 boards and a little over 1500 pins now- 1541 to be exact.  But who's counting right? 
Anywho, a couple of those boards are dedicated to foody goodness that I have enjoyed sampling. Some have come out tantalizing, others not so much.

You are probably now thinking "alright, this lady's got some issues and likes to make food...so what?" Well this is the "so what?": why make the same mistakes twice? Why not let me review some of those Pinterest sensations for you so you don't end up with a hungry family politely (or not so politely) shoveling down some recipe that was tagged as being the Best Ever when it is obviously not?

Personal Sized Baked Oatmeal

 From: Sugar Free Mom

I kept seeing this recipe pop up all over Pinterest when I finally decided to give in and give it a try. And I am happy I did! These came out great. The recipe was simple and easy to follow, they are customizable, and best of all they are healthy but still tasty! 

Now, if you are looking for a sugary oatmeal muffin you will be disappointed. The only sugar used is either Stevia or honey. If you taste them and want a little more sweetness then put some chocolate chips or jam on top or mix them into the batter. 

These are surprisingly filling. I ate two for breakfast and was good to go. 
They are also great for babies! I smash them up and my son loves them. 

Bottom Line
Pros:
  • Healthy
  • Filling
  • Customizable
  • Easy
  • Freezable
  • Baby-friendly
Cons:
  • Taste healthy
Tips:
  • If using cupcake liners very LIGHTLY spray them with nonstick cooking spray or the liners get soggy and are hard to pull off. 
  • The toppings I tried are Strawberry jam, dark chocolate chips (do less than I did, it was a bit much), sweetened coconut shreds, cut up apple with a sprinkle of cinnamon, walnuts, and Craisins. The ones with Strawberry jam, the cut up apple, and Craisins were the best for my son because I didn't have to take the toppings off. 
Keeper or Stinker?

KEEPER!


5 comments:

  1. What a wonderful post! Thank you for sharing my recipe and directly linking back to my site for the recipe! I so appreciate that! Glad everyone liked them!

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    1. Hey Brenda! Thanks for stopping by and I'm happy you liked the post :)

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  2. Hi, Rachelle! Nice review! I've been seeing these on Pinterest too and was wondering about them. Now, I know! I'd probably mix something a bit sweeter into the batter, just because it would suit our tastes, but it's great to have first hand info that lets me to know that before I make it! Thanks!

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  3. Thank you so much for the comment Mary and I am happy I could help!

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  4. Those look good! So... what's your name on Pinterest so we can follow your many boards? :)

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