I’m excited to share my new find, Swerve Sweetener!
I love oatmeal and would eat it every single day, if I had the time in the mornings to make it, but sadly I do not. Instead I usually have my Egg McSeamus, which is delicious but not oatmeal. When the weekends roll around I tend to have more time to make regular rolled oats (not quick oats) on the stove top.
One of my favorite things about oatmeal is that you can add anything you want to it. I typically stick with sweet items; fruit, peanut butter, sunflower butter, etc, but I have seen recipes out there for savory versions. It’s so versatile, which means that you’ll never get bored with it, and I get bored pretty easily when it comes to food.
One of my absolute favorite ways to make my weekend oatmeal is with Trader Joe’s rolled oats, a banana, a sprinkle of sunflower seeds, a couple tablespoons of sunflower butter, and (up until now) I used Splenda. However I have recently been introduced to Swerve Sweetener, I now only use it.
What is Swerve Sweetener?
(from their website)
Swerve is a great tasting, natural sweetener that measures cup-for-cup just like sugar! Made from a unique combination of ingredients derived from fruits and vegetables, Swerve contains no artificial ingredients, preservatives or flavors. Swerve has zero calories, is non-glycemic, has no bitter aftertaste and will not cause digestive intolerance.
As I mentioned above, I had been using Splenda in my oatmeal for just a touch of added sweetness, but had recently received a free sample of Swerve Sweetener to try out, and I fell instantly in love.
I was lucky enough to receive an adorable package from Swerve Sweetener, full of all sorts of goodies. They sent a couple canisters of Swerve, a pouch of confectioners sugar (great for frosting) and a sweet little tin lunchbox full of measuring spoons, measuring cups, packets of Swerve, cupcake wrappers, a spatula and all sorts of other fun things.
Do I recommend trying Swerve Sweetener? The answer is a resounding YES! I love it! I’ll be honest, I haven’t yet done any baking with it but I love it in my coffee or in my oatmeal. I never have any weird aftertastes and honestly can’t tell the difference between Swerve and sugar. Give it a try, they have some fantastic deals on their site and there may even be some local stores that are carrying it (they have a location finder on their site).
Now for That Yummy Oatmeal
1/2 c Trader Joe’s Rolled Oats
1 c water
1/8 tsp salt
1 Whole banana
2 tbsp Trader Joe’s Sunflower butter
1 small handful of sunflower seeds
2 teaspoons of Swerve Sweetener
Add the 1/8 tsp of salt to the water and allow to boil. Once boiling add the rolled oats, cook until the water disappears (usually around 10 to 15 minutes). After all of the water has been absorbed, spoon oatmeal into a big bowl, stir in your Swerve. Finally sprinkle with some sunflower seeds, and top with some banana and sunflower butter.