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.
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|
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.