My apologies to my readers for again delaying on posting. Yesterday was my day for catching up a bit, as I forgot to buy pumpkin for yesterday's oatmeal, and so we had pancakes instead. We'll resume the oatmeal challenge today, but in the meantime....
I did end up adding cranberries to my trail mix, but the type that I'd purchased already had some dried fruit, so it was quite fruity. With the additional mixed nuts, it was a wonderful topping for oatmeal. I did forget, however, and stirred the maple syrup into the oatmeal while cooking instead of drizzling it on top. I usually stir in all the toppings on my oatmeal before eating anyway, so it wasn't a big deal for me.
This was a bit sweet for my tastes, though that's probably due to the fact that I mixed the honey into the oatmeal while cooking, and then Hubby drizzled some on top for the photo, so I got a double dose. I couldn't find good fresh berries at are grocery store this past week, so I used frozen berries thawed in the fridge overnight instead. They worked very well, as they weren't frozen with a sauce, and so thawed only slightly mushy. The slight tartness of the berries helped balance the sweetness, so breakfast was quite good, and I'd probably make this again, sans extra honey.
This was good. It didn't taste too far off from plain oatmeal, (with bananas mixed in, of course) with just a slight touch of peanut butter and honey flavor. I liked the simpleness of it, and, as my Hubby said, the only thing that could improve it would be to actually put some honey nut cheerios on top.
I love the peaches and cream recipes. Part of this is that there is NO BANANA, which is great, but frankly, peaches and oatmeal just go together so well. This one is slightly better than the last peaches and creamrecipe. I liked the additional volume that the yogurt added, but for this one I would use regular yogurt, as the tang of the greek yogurt pulled a bit too much attention from the peaches, in my opinion.
I am not fond of bacon. My Hubby doesn't eat bacon. Because of this, we decided to use the bonus recipe at the end of the month in this place. This did not disappoint. It was amazingly delicious. The greek yogurt offered a bit of tang, which, if you so choose, you could get away with using a plain 'american' yogurt instead. However, I liked the tang, and my only edit would be that I'll be putting more graham cracker in next time.