Written by Ann Brennan
When Sweat Pink asked for bloggers who wanted to review My Oatmeal, I jumped at the opportunity. With two runners, two soccer players, one seven-year-old and five midshipmen in our house, we go through more oatmeal than you can imagine and the idea of custom oatmeal was just too good to pass up.
The creative process is super easy, even from my iPhone. For each new package, the site walks you through the steps seamlessly. Although in this day and age I tend to expect websites to be seamless, more often than not, I find sites that crash, send you to the wrong page or are just plain glitchy. This site was very user-friendly and worked without a single glitch.
You are given the choice of oats, including smash blend, steel cut and instant, the choice of sweeteners and how sweet your specific blend will be, the choice of flavorings and the choice of several fruits and nuts. I was able to order packages for specific people in the house as well as packages that were going to be used for specific recipes, including the oatmeal cookie recipe below.
The only downside I found in the process was the pricing. The customization and addition of sweeteners, fruits and nuts, caused a package to be almost three times as expensive as the equivalent sized package of store bought oats. For baking I found that the store bought oats were a much better deal, but for health purposes (lack of corn syrup, less sugar, healthier ingredients) the customization was well worth the cost.
Recipe provided by MyOatmeal.com
Crisp and Chewy Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
Whether you’re a fan of crispy or chewy cookies, this recipe for oatmeal cookies will sure to please everyone. It’s not like you’re traditional oatmeal cookies. These are thin and delicate, almost like a lace cookie. The outside is crispy while the center is chewy. You can make any flavor cookie by using custom-blended oatmeal from Myoatmeal.com.
3 tbsp. butter, room temperature
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
3 tbsp. honey
1 tbsp. water
1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 cups flavored rolled oats
- Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
- Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl. Add honey, water and egg and mix thoroughly.
- Combine dry ingredients. Add dry ingredients to butter mixture.
- Drop teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheet.
- Bake in 350 F pre-heated oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden.
- Cool on wire racks.
Makes 24 cookies.
83 calories, 15.6g Carbs, 1.7g protein, 2.3g fat
Disclaimer: Sweat Pink and My Oatmeal provided my first package of oats for this review.
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