Breakfast Oatmeal Cupcakes

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If you are a Facebook user and like me, you have friends that are always posting recipes to their Facebook wall.  Typically I ignore them but occasionally I don’t.  I pin them to Kelli’s wall and show them to her..and sometimes I actually try one of those recipes out.  Wednesday was a “try one out” day.  The recipe was for Breakfast Oatmeal Cupcakes.

Well I love oatmeal and I like being able to make variations so I wasn’t the least surprised that I printed the recipe and went right to the kitchen once I saw it.  The recipe makes a big batch.  I think I ended up with 28 cupcakes.  By the way…I don’t think cupcake is really the right word to call them…I think I’d call them baked oatmeal cups.  There is nothing cake-y about them.

Don’t misunderstand…they were good but they weren’t a cake.  In fact, they don’t have flour.  That’s another thing that attracted me to the recipe.  Kelli is gluten free.  Some people have an oatmeal intolerance that are gluten free…others don’t.  Kelli doesn’t.  She can eat oatmeal with no problems.

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The recipe allots for several substitutions.  For me, I only had one banana that needed to get used up so I added part applesauce.  I had honey in the cupboard that needed to get used so that was the sweetener.  The recipe lists other sweetening options as well.  I love that flexibility.

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The recipe also encourage makers to add whatever ingredients they wanted to flavor the recipe.  I had butterscotch chips that were open so I threw them in along with raisins and almonds.

They were good.  They were very oatmeal like and were hearty.  I like both of those so for me…YUM.  The recipe suggests freezing them and “reheating them for a busy day”.  I have some in the freezer.  I even sent a few with Hubby to freeze and microwave at work.

If you’d like to give the recipe a try, you can find it here.  One note….if you let them cool a bit they don’t stick to the liner as much.

I’ve been in a bit of a baking/cooking rut.  It was good to try something new!

That Cake Mix Challenge….

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Do you remember my cake mix challenge??  On August 17th of 2013 Hubby challenged me to use up all the cake mixes that I had in the cupboard.

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There were 18 there!!

So are you curious on how I did?

I actually did use most of them up and even bought three more.  I ended up with two cake mix boxes to move.

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I need to find something to do with the lemon cake mix.  When I was at the grocery store I had the intention of making these lemon bars that Hubby loves and accidentally bought a lemon cake mix instead of an angle food cake mix.  Now I have a lemon cake mix and don’t have a good recipe for it.  Any suggestions???

The chocolate cake mix is going to be make to make this Easy Black Forest Torte. (find the recipe by following the link)

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It’s been a long time since I made this…if I had a cherry pie filling here, I’d already have on in the oven.  Just seeing the photo makes my my lips smack.  It’s yummy.

So all in all, the cake mix challenge went pretty good….Hubby has learned over the years that it’s best not to challenge me to anything because I usually win.  I’m a stinker like that!

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