Oh So Good!

Oh’s! in the kitchen usually aren’t a good thing.  They happen when you notice a pot boiling over, get splattered with bacon grease, or come home to find that your boyfriend’s dog got into a bag of groceries you forgot to put away and is now covered head to toe in cornstarch and smashed raspberries (yes it happened, and unfortunately I was too pissed off at the time to grab my camera and take a picture because someday I would find the whole thing funny).

There is one kind of Oh! that is good in the kitchen, and it comes by the box.

near 13th St & Lawry Ln
Oh’s Cereal (Photo credit: vikasiamoto)

I LOVE this cereal.  It is my absolute favorite, which kind of sucks because sometimes it can be hard to find.  I don’t know why every store don’t carry TONS of this stuff, cause I’d buy it!  The sweet, crunchy little circles always hit the spot, so when I saw that my Dollar General had some, I did a little happy dance.

And then I bought some.

And then I made muffins with Oh’s topping.

Oh yeah.

Banana Oatmeal Muffins

First I made a batch of honey oat muffins with the Oh’s topping.  They were okay, but not the flavor I was going for.  Then my boyfriend suggested I make a banana muffin.  So I turned to my trusty internet to find a good banana muffin recipe and I found what I was looking for on Food.com.

Banana Oatmeal Muffins (click here to view original recipe)
2 cups flour
1 cup quick-cooking oats
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/2 cups bananas, mashed
2 eggs
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
Directions:
1 . Preheat oven to 375°F In medium bowl, stir together the flour, oatmeal, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. In a separate bowl, combine the mashed bananas, eggs, vanilla and butter. Add the banana mixture to the flour mixture, stirring just until the dry ingredients are moistened.
2 . Spoon batter into greased muffin cups. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes (start watching around 12 minutes; oven temperatures vary) or until toothpick inserted into center muffin comes out clean. Let cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove muffins from pan and let cool on wire rack.
Oh’s and Oats Topping
2 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons oats
1/2 cup Oh’s cereal, crushed
3 tablespoons melted butter
Directions:

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.  After muffins have baked for about 5 minutes, remove muffins from the oven, add topping, then put muffins back in the oven for the remaining bake time.

banana oh'tmeal muffins

The muffin has a nice density which balances perfectly with the crunchy topping.  They were delicious, but pose one problem – do I have a muffin for breakfast tomorrow, or a bowl of Oh’s?!  Decisions, decisions…

banana oatmeal muffins
* I have to give a quick shout out to Jess at On Sugar Mountain for sharing her tip of using scrapbook paper for picture backgrounds.  A wonderfully useful tip AND a recipe for Chocolate Dipped Potato Chip Cookies all in the same spot?!  Thanks Jess!  As you can see, I grabbed a few packs of scrapbook paper and am already having a blast with it!
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