While this first image does not appear to be the most appetizing thing, let me assure you that it's lack of color has nothing to do with a lack of taste. The Pumpkin Oatmeal with Sunflower Seed Butter was delicious. I replaced the stevia originally called for with sugar, but otherwise stuck pretty close to the recipe. Also, the sunflower seed butter may not look like what you'd normally see in stores, because I made it. Furthermore, I made it without a recipe, simply grinding a handful of sunflower seeds and mixing them with a pinch of both sugar and salt. I then added peanut oil until I reached my desired consistency and voilá! (Ok, I know that adding peanut oil to sunflower seeds completely misses the point of using sunflower seed butter instead of peanut butter. However, it was either that or canola oil, which, while it did make more sense to use the canola, I avoid using it whenever possible, and so used the peanut. I'm not allergic so it didn't matter! :) Make it as you wish, with whichever oil you deem best.) I found that this tasted best when the sunflower seed butter was stirred into the rest of the oatmeal. Enjoy!
While the Chocolate Covered Strawberry Oatmeal didn't turn out nearly as chocolately as I thought it would, it was really the perfect balance for breakfast. Sugar was used, again, and I couldn't find good strawberries at the market, and so used frozen, which I thawed overnight in the fridge first. In addition to this all, I ran out of vanilla while making this, so I was short by half the amount. I have since replenished my supplies and look forward to Apple Crumble Oatmeal on the morrow!