Sandy's Kitchen: Oatmeals

Showing posts with label Oatmeals. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Oatmeals. Show all posts
I got this recipe from fellow Medifaster, Stephen Santay, and it was delicious so I wanted to share it with you! I am really not a fan of the oatmeals, nor do I care for the muffins made from them because they usually have a rubbery texture every time I make them. I have to admit that these cakes did not taste rubbery at all. They were crispy around the edges and moist on the inside. I ate one for the day and I stored the other two in a Ziploc baggie on the counter. The second and third one, I put in the toaster and they toasted up really nicely. I am not sure if your toaster will fit these cakes, but my toaster all toasts bagels so it fit nicely. I hope you enjoy the recipe as much as I have!

Chocolate Coconut Cake
Recipe from Stephen Santay

2 maple and brown sugar oatmeals (2 Fuelings)
1 chocolate  pudding (1 Fueling)
1 tbsp oil (3 Healthy Fats)
2 tbsp egg beaters
1 tsp baking powder (2 Condiments)
1 tsp coconut extract (1 Condiment)
 3/4 to 1 cup water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a dish with Pam cooking spray (I used 3 brownie trays that I sprayed lightly with Pam). Combine all ingredients in a medium sized bowl and mix until blended. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for  22 minutes. Make sure your cake is set by using a toothpick to test the center of the cake. If it comes out clean, then it is done. Flip cake onto a baking sheet (I lined the baking sheet with parchment paper). Bake other side for 10 mins or until edges are crispy and brown. Y

I sprinkled 1 packet of splenda over the top of the cakes for a total of 1 Healthy Fat and 1.33 Condiments per serving. You can also use Walden Farms Chocolate or Caramel Syrup! Enjoy!

3 Servings with 
1 Fueling, 1 Condiment and 1 Healthy Fat per serving 
(without any toppings)

I did it. I know I said I wasn't going to do it... but I did it. I couldn't resist and I was at a moment of weakness when I saw the scale I had supposedly hidden LOL. Note to self: When you want something hidden, do not do it yourself. It was calling my name (yeah I was delusional) and I was curious to see how much I had lost for the past couple of days. I hopped on the scale and I am happy to report I lost 5.6 lbs since Monday! That really made my day! I am on the road to success! Although I challenged myself to only weighing myself once a week, I figure no harm done if I took a tiny peak! It actually motivated me to stick to plan even more. Who cares if I belong to the Daily Weighers Anonymous?! It is what is working for me! I hope everyone is having a great on plan day like me!

I was pleasantly surprised how good these oatmeal cookies turned out. They were nice and sweet, but soft cookies. I will be making this again when I am craving a yummy oatmeal cookie. It definitely doesn't feel like I am on any type of weight loss plan when I am eating these. I made these cookies the night before and stored them in the fridge. I enjoy them best when they are cool or cold, but some may prefer them warm. Little did I know that I had a big mouse in the house. Yeah, my husband LOL. He must have woke up some time in the middle of the night and ate half my cookies! He seemed to enjoy them. I think he must have thought I made oatmeal cookies for him! I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as us!

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

1 pkt. Optavia oatmeal (1 Fueling)
1 Optavia oatmeal raisin crunch bar (1 Fueling)
1/8 tsp cinnamon (1/4 Condiment)
1 pkt Stevia ~ optional (1 Condiment)
1/3 cup water
1/8 tsp baking powder (1/4 Condiment)
1/2 tsp vanilla (1/2 Condiment)
2 tbsp PB2 - Optional (1 Optional Snack)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Microwave oatmeal raisin bar for about 15 sec until slightly melted.
Mix the bar with all the other ingredients and let sit for 5 minutes.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray.
Drop by small spoonfuls to make 4 cookies. Bake for 12-15 minutes.

2 Servings
(2 Cookies per Serving)

1 Fueling, 1 Condiment and 1/2 Snack per Serving

I have finally gotten into the 150's today and I am looking forward to my next goal which is the 140's. I just want every day to go by faster and faster so I would be closer to goal, but the more I think about it, the slower time goes. Isn't that always the way. I think it is time for me to keep my mind occupied so that I won't think about how slow time is going. What are your favorite hobbies and interests? I can't wait to start exercising after 2 more weeks!

I am still looking for ways to get rid of my oatmeal and I found this recipe at This recipe used up three of my maple brown sugars which was fine by me. It made three medifast meals. The taste was not too sweet, but what really made the recipe stand out is the cream cheese icing. The original recipe called for a packet of true lemon, but I left it out and it tasted fine to me. This recipe does have two healthy fats which is the regular cream cheese, so you have to be careful what you decide to have for dinner. I had shrimp with Walden Farms Alfredo Sauce so I won't be needing my healthy fats for the day with steamed broccoli. The reason I did not use fat free cream cheese is because it isn't recommended because it has higher carbs than low fat cream cheese. I did not use low fat cream cheese is because it would be two additional condiments on top of the two condiments it already had which would bring it up to 4 condiments per meal! It is better to use the regular cream cheese as a healthy fat. Enjoy!

Maple Rolls with Cheesecake Icing
Slightly adapted from

3 packets of Medifast Maple and Brown Sugar Oatmeal (3 Fuelings)
3/4 tsp baking powder (1 1/2 Condiments)
1 tsp maple extract (1 Condiment)
1 packet Stevia (1 Condiment)
1 tsp vanilla extract (1 Condiment)
1/4 cup water added slowly

Mix all dry ingredients and then add vanilla and water slowly. I used just over 1/4 cup of water. The dough should stick together but be not too dry or too wet.
Divide dough into 3 balls approximately the same size. Place on greased cookie sheet (non-fat cooking spray) and flatten so they are approximately 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. I used three individual glass dishes such as Pyrex because the dough was too crumbly. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 15 minutes. Insert toothpick to determine if it is done. It should come out clean and the edges should be firm, but not too dry. Let cool. 

Cheesecake Icing

3 oz regular cream cheese (6 Tbsp) (6 Healthy Fats)
1 packet Stevia, or to your taste (1 Condiment)
1/2 tsp lemon extract (1/2 Condiment)

Cream mixture at high speed with a hand mixer until fluffy.
After Pumpkin Rolls cool, divide cream cheese batter equally on the top of the 3 Pumpkin Rolls. Keep refrigerated.

Yield: 3 Medifast Meals   Condiments per serving: 2  Healthy Fats: 2

Other Alternatives:
Strawberry Cheesecake: Replace maple extract with 1 tablespoon of Walden Farms Sugar Free Strawberry Syrup or Spread

Chocolate Cheesecake: Replace maple extract with 1 tablespoon of Walden Farms Sugar Free Chocolate Syrup or Dip

Pumpkin Cheesecake: Replace maple extract with 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice.

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Week one back on Medifast was a success! I lost 6.8 lbs! Yay! I still have 3.2 lbs to get back to the weight I had lost since recommitting myself to staying on plan. I hope to accomplish that task in the next week or two. With six months left before hubby comes home from deployment, I feel that is plenty of time to get to my goal weight which is about 35 lbs from now. Boy is he going to be surprised to see me at the weight when we first met over 9 years ago. Thank goodness for Yahoo messenger and Skype so that we can keep in contact with each other by video and instant message. We are so fortunate that we get to talk to each other daily and sometimes twice a day. I am not sure what I would do if I didn't have daily contact with him. I would go crazy! He tells me all the time that some of the soldiers in his company have not talked to their loved ones in weeks because they are in remote areas. My heart goes out to them. Please pray for their safe return home. Hubby knows I am on Medifast, but I don't tell him how much weight I have lost or am going to lose. He really can only see just my face on the web cam so hopefully it will be a surprise.

As for the recipe, I have made this recipe quite a few times already because I like it so much. I found it on the recipe board awhile ago and I am thankful whoever put it up there. I really hate the oatmeal and no matter what recipe I used to make it taste better (cookies, muffins, bread, etc), it still had the yucky chemical after taste. With this recipe, I don't taste it at all and it really does taste good. I have been trying to get rid of my oatmeal, but because I like this recipe so much, I may have to order more LOL. The only bad aspect about this recipe is that it uses all your condiments for the day and I usually like to save my condiments for my lean and green. Other than that, I love it.  Enjoy and again thanks for whoever created this yummy recipe.

Really Good Maple Pancakes

1 MF Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal (1 Fueling)
1/4 tsp baking powder (1/2 Condiment)
1 tablespoon egg beaters
1 packet Stevia (1 Condiment)
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (1/2 Condiment)
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons Walden Farms pancake syrup (1 Condiment) Optional

Combine ingredients to form pancake batter. I actually used a little more water than 1just 1/4 cup because I thought the batter was too thick. Spray a non-stick skillet with Pam over medium-high heat. Pour pancake batter in pan. Brown on one side and then flip the pancake over to brown the other side.

1 Fueling and 3 Condiments
I still have a lot of oatmeal left over from my sampler package and that is one the meals I just can not stand, especially blueberry oatmeal. Yuck! It tastes like chemical overload. So I went on the Medifast recipe board and found this recipe. It looked simple enough and only required 1 condiment so I gave it a try. I liked it so much better than eating it plain. Pretty tasty. This will help me get rid of my oatmeal in addition to making muffins and cookies. I used the maple and brown sugar oatmeal and placed the batter in a small oval ramekin and cut it into four sections. Enjoy!

Oatmeal Bars

1 MF Oatmeal Packet (1 Fueling)
1 tbsp egg beaters
2 tbsp vanilla sugar free syrup (1 Condiment)
3 tbsp water

Preheat oven to 350 degree. Stir ingredients together. Let sit 5 minutes. Pour into ramekin. Bake for 12 minutes or microwave for 1 minute in 1200 watt microwave. Cool. Cut into bars.

1 Fueling and 1 Condiment

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