Lately, I've been crushing on BetterOats Instant Oatmeal - loved the BetterOats Oat Heads Berry Blast Instant Oatmeal with Flax (Review) and BetterOats mmm ... Blueberry Muffins Old Fashioned Instant Oatmeal (Review) . A few days ago, I picked up a different variety to try out - the BetterOats Oat Revolution Instant Oatmeal with Flax (Apples & Cinnamon).
The description on the website reads, "It starts with all natural 100% whole grain oats. We then add heart healthy antioxidants and flax, a good source of Omega-3, and top it all off with a bold shot of flavor and real apple pieces. All combine to create a delicious oatmeal that keeps its rich, robust flavor all the way to your bowl. Take one bite and start your Oat Revolution!"
And I agree with them wholeheartedly. It's called "Apples & Cinnamon" and yes, you can taste and see little apple pieces all throughout the oatmeal, and the cinnamon flavor is present and accounted for as well. The texture is perfect, not too soft or mushy if you follow the directions - empty the pouch contents, then add water to the fill line of the pouch, and pour that water into the bowl with oatmeal. Microwave for 90 seconds, and you're in business. The only thing I did differently was add more water, because it's a little sweet, and because filling with water to the line doesn't give me enough oatmeal for a filling breakfast.
I love me some oatmeal in the morning. And although I'm generally a Quaker girl, I love checking out new products. I already tried BetterOats Oat Heads Berry Blast Instant Oatmeal with Flax, so I checked out another BetterOats variety - BetterOats mmm ... Muffins Old Fashioned Instant Oatmeal.
I followed the usual directions, nuked it for 90 seconds, and out came the usual oatmeal studded with a few blueberries. The 1st spoonful was sweet, so was the 2nd, 3rd and so on. Not sure where the "muffin" theme comes in though as this didn't remind me of blueberry muffins at all.
Each 43 gram packet of BetterOats mmm ... Muffins Old Fashioned Blueberry Instant Oatmeal provides 160 calories, 2.5 grams of total fat, no saturated fat, 220 mg sodium (9% of the daily value). 3 grams of fiber, 12 grams of sugars and 4 grams of protein. The weight of the BetterOats Oat Heads Berry Blast Instant Oatmeal with Flax is less at 35 grams - so you get more oatmeal from this with not too many calories, and just 1 gram more sugar - they both taste a little too sweet and have the same amount of protein and fiber.
Almost every morning in the winter, breakfast is a bowl of oatmeal. I usually make it on the stove-top, but I also like having packets of instant (microwaveable) mixes around, for those mornings when I'm really rushed. As I was looking to replenish my supplies, I came across BetterOats Oat Heads Instant Oatmeal. I hadn't tried this before, and the packaging looked so inviting, that I picked up a box of the Berry Blast variety.
The next morning it was oatmeal time! I followed the directions exactly as the package states - pouring the oatmeal out of the pouch into a bowl, adding water to the same pouch, which then got dumped into the bowl with the oatmeal. I microwaved for 90 seconds and got some delicious looking oatmeal. There were pops of red strawberries and blue blueberries all over the oatmeal. I eagerly had a spoonful and discovered a sweet, delicious tasting oatmeal ... but this maybe was a little too sweet for me - and the portion was a little small anyway, so next time I added more water, and it came out perfectly.