Kelly the Culinarian: Win it Wednesday: Customized oats from MyOatmeal.com

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Win it Wednesday: Customized oats from MyOatmeal.com

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and in my world, it's also my favorite. I eat the same two or three breakfasts on heavy rotation: toasted Flatout wrap with Krema and a banana, Chobani with fruit or oatmeal with different add ins. Oatmeal is one of my favorite foods and a frequent guest in my baking repertoire (as is evidence by my growing oatmeal recipe collection). I mean, it's heart-healthy, filling, delicious, gluten-free and versatile. What's not to love?

Although I often use my mini slow cooker to make crock pot steel cut oats or throw some oats in an empty peanut butter jar for overnight oats in a jar, I'm all about trying something new.

MyOatmeal.com is a service that allows users to customize their breakfast blends by selecting a base, then adding in flavors, dried fruits, nuts and sweeteners. Each bag is made to your exact specifications and shipped to you in a jif.
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Owner Anthony hooked me up with a sample and I created three custom blends to try. I tried both the smash blend and the 5-grain rolled oats base, then started adding all the extras. There are 22 million possible combinations, so it's easy to get carried away. I had a hard time choosing, since I wanted to try them all. Peanut butter oats? Yes, please.
Honey an fig
German chocolate coconut
Ultimately, I went with three custom blends: honey and fig with walnuts, cherry and cranberry cheesecake and German chocolate with shaved coconut. The package arrive two days later in the mail and the sampling began. Each package has the nutrition facts, ingredients and instructions. I tried the honey and fig first and was surprised that the walnuts really held up through the cooking process. The signature smash blend also cooked up to a delicious porridge consistency that kept me full.

Next, German chocolate with coconut.  The chocolate was subtle and the shaved coconut was very fragrant when cooked.


My hands-down favorite is the cherry/cranberry cheesecake combo I created.  Anthony told me he adored the dried cherries, so I took his word for it and tried them. They are the bomb. Coupled with the smash blend, it's the perfect meal. You get the tart cherries, the creamy texture from the cheesecake flavoring and the nice bite of the oats. I heart it.



If you want to start making your own healthy oatmeal creations, I have just the opportunity for you. One lucky reader will win a free bag of customized oatmeal with free shipping valued at $20. This contest will close at midnight next Wednesday and will be run by RaffleCopter.

Mandatory: Go to MyOatmeal.com and leave a comment on this post about the combination you'd like to try.

28 comments:

runningthewindycity said...

This is such a cool idea! I'd love to make my own custom oatmeal!

runningthewindycity said...

This is such a cool idea! I'd love to make my own oatmeal!

Amy Lauren said...

I would make a Smores style oatmeal!

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Teresa Millstone said...

I'd make banana cream pie with banana chips.

Erica A said...

Anything pumpkin or apple pie for me, please!

Carly Taylor said...

CHEESECAKE PLEASE

Katie Adams said...

I like your fig idea so I might try a fig orange combo!

Katie Adams said...

How awesome! I would want to make something dessert like-too!

Kara McDonald said...

Key lime pie with chipped coconut and sliced almonds. My boyfriend would ask me to marry him already if I served this as breakfast!

Kara McDonald said...

Key lime pie with chipped coconut and sliced almonds. My boyfriend would ask me to marry him already if I served this as breakfast!

Lauren Wong said...

I would make Cinnamon Roll or Cookie Dough!

RunnerGirl said...

YUM! I'd make dulce de leche with apples added in. HELLO Caramel apple oatmeal!

Losing Lindy said...

cinn roll all the way..

btw..V wanted some dried blueberries from Costco and ate some and won't eat the rest. Any suggestions on how not to waste them? or do you want them?

Lauren said...

I'd go with peanut butter

Valerie said...

That looks so tasty! I'd have to go with something sweet sounding like cake batter with pecans--sounds like a pecan pie to me! YUM!

FireRunner2379 said...

I'd start with 5 Grain Rolled Oats & Flax and add cinnamon roll flavor with dark raisins and pecans.

j said...

I have been dying to try so mant of these flavors! That cheesecake option sounds amazing - maybe I can convince the boyfriend to actually eat oatmeal if it tastes like cheesecake!!!

Julie Molenar said...

Wow what to put in the oatmeal? Cranberry and chocolate maybe?!!

Hyacynth said...

I picked GF oats with cinnamon and apples. Classic. :-)

Jen Shatswell said...

I'd go with the oatmeal cookie flavor and add coconut and cherries. Yumm!

Jen Shatswell said...

I'd try the oatmeal cookie flavor and add coconut and cherries! Yumm!

Charles Busby said...

chocolate and the new upcoming Nutella ! :)

Amber said...

Gotta go with the 5-grain rolled oats, Horchata flavor with chipped coconut and sliced almonds!

Kevin Hejnas said...

I'd pick Cinnamon Graham smashed oats, with sucralose, pecans, and chia seeds! :D

Shannon McClatchey said...

Brwon Sugar with apples, banana chips and strawberries!

Kimberly Truesdell said...

I'd like to try the signature smash blend ... in all the flavors.

Lieselle Bumatay said...

signature blend - banana foster flavor - banana chips toppping - splenda sweetener (:

Lieselle Bumatay said...

signature blend - banana foster flavor - banana chips topping - splenda sweetener (: