Here are the muffins I made the other day. I make them from Medifast packets of oatmeal and I think they are delicious! From left to right: apple cinnamon, blueberry, peach, and maple & brown sugar.
For you Medifasters, the recipe:
In a small bowl, combine one packet of Medifast oatmeal with 1/4 tsp baking soda and 1/8 tsp baking powder. If you want, add a few shakes of cinnamon. In a measuring cup, mix 1/3 cup of water with 1 tsp white vinegar. Quickly combine wet and dry ingredients with a spatula, mixing just until combined. Place in a small baking dish sprayed with Pam (I used a 5" round glass dish). Bake in a toaster oven (or your big oven) at 350 degrees for about 16 minutes or until the top is firm, not mushy or wet. Cool in the dish for a minute or two and then turn out onto a rack to cool.
These can be frozen or kept in the fridge and rewarmed. I actually like to eat them cold because they taste better to me that way. These are SUPER filling and yummy. Maple & brown sugar is my favorite. Each muffin counts as 1 Medifast meal and 1 condiment.
A lot of times people on the Medifast boards ask if they can substitute regular packets of oatmeal from the grocery store for the Medifast oatmeal packet. I get asked similar questions sometimes on my blog about what the difference is. So I thought I'd do a little research.
I went online and looked at the Quaker instant oatmeal nutrition facts. I decided to compare the Quaker Lower Sugar Instant Oatmeal to the Medifast oatmeal, since the other Quaker types were quite a bit higher in carbs and sugar. I am comparing 1 packet (33.3 grams) Medifast oatmeal to 1 packet (34 grams) Quaker Lower Sugar oatmeal, both in Maple & Brown Sugar flavor.
stats for Medifast / Quaker:
calories: 100 / 120
fat: 1.5 g / 2 g
sodium: 135 mg / 290 mg
potassium: 280 mg / 110 mg
carbs: 15 g / 24 g
fiber: 5 g / 3 g
sugar: 1 g / 4 g
protein: 11 g / 4 g
vitamin C: 35% / 0%
long list of other vitamins & minerals: 15-60% / 0-20%
So basically the Medifast oatmeal has more protein, fiber, potassium, and nutrients and less calories, fat, sodium, and sugar than the Quaker low sugar oatmeal. Just thought this was interesting! I am thinking it would be fun to compare a Medifast brownie to a Betty Crocker one sometime, too.
Heading off to bed now... see you in the morning!
*FTC-required disclosure: Medifast provided me with its products for my personal use for free. I am not paid or compensated in any other way for mentioning their products. Medifast states an "average weight loss of up to 2 to 5 pounds a week."*
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