The other day I proclaimed I was tired of oatmeal, but I believe I have rekindled my love! 🙂
How, you ask? Well. . . . I have discovered—it is all in the toppings!
I think most people make the same base of oatmeal, using the same ingredients each time, but it is the variety of toppings that takes a bowl of oatmeal from “mundane” to “marvelous!”
The star in this bowl of oatmeal:
(Based off this recipe.)
Yield: 12 muffins
3/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon white vinegar
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup canola oil
1/2 lemon, juiced
2 teaspoons lemon zest
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup frozen blueberries
(based off this recipe)
1/2 cup sugar
1/6 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter
1. Mix milk with vinegar; let stand.
2. Whisk the all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.
3. In a separate bowl, whisk the milk and vinegar mixture with the brown sugar, oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, egg, and vanilla extract until well combined.
4. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients; stir until just combined.
5. Add blueberries; stir until combined.
6. Divide batter among muffin cups lined with paper cups or greased with non-stick spray.
7. Mix streusel ingredients together and sprinkle over batter.
8. Bake at 400°F for 18-20 or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Both Craig and I really liked these muffins—especially the strudel topping!
I am pretty frustrated right now because I am sick AGAIN! This would honestly be about the fifth time this school year that I’ve been sick–that’s nearly once a month!!
I know it is caused from stress, but until this school year is over, there isn’t much I can do. 😕
I debated about not running this morning, but thought I’d give it a go. I felt okay–nothing great, but nothing horrible either.
Still I cranked out 8 miles in 1:08.
I had plans of running 57 miles this week, but I think it will be best I lay low for a couple of day and get better before spring break next week.
That’s right, Thursday is my last day of teaching this week, Friday is grading day, and then it is spring break for a week, baby!! I want to be good and healthy next week, so I can runrunrun!!
What is/are your favorite topping(s) for your oatmeal?
I don’t think I could ever eat another bowl of oatmeal without some sort of nut butter at the bare minimum.