Sunday, October 23, 2016

Oatmeal Recipes Galore!

Oatmeal is one of my favorite breakfast to make. Oats are packed with soluble fiber, which help to work to clear away compounds in your intestines that can contribute to high cholesterol. Soluble fiber can also help with blood sugar regulation and weight management.

During one of my recent cooking classes, I made a few oatmeal varieties and the participants loved it! Hope you enjoy them as much as they/I did :)

Cocoa-Banana Oatmeal
Ingredients 
1 cup unsweetened almond milk (can also use coconut, soy, etc.)
1/2 cup old fashioned oats (I also used steel cut and it worked great!)
1 small banana, mashed
1/2 teaspoon almond extract (can sub in vanilla extract)
1 teaspoon cocoa powder
1 tablespoon almond butter (can sub in peanut butter)
1 tablespoon sliced almonds (optional)

Directions
1. In a large saucepan, bring milk to a boil.
2. Add remaining ingredients (except sliced almonds) and cook for about 5-7 minutes.
3. Top oats with sliced almonds and serve!

**You can also add in a sweetener of your choice if the banana is not enough for you. You can also add in ground flaxseeds for a boost of healthy fats, fiber, and protein.

Nutrition Information: 368 calories, 15g fat, 153mg sodium, 54g carbohydrates, 14g sugar, 9g fiber, 9g protein

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
Ingredients 
1 cup unsweetened almond milk (can also use coconut, soy, etc.)
1/2 cup old fashioned oats (I also used steel cut and it worked great!)
1 small apple, diced
2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
1 teaspoon brown sugar (can eliminate for lower sugar recipe)
Dash cinnamon

Directions
1. In a large saucepan, bring milk to a boil.
2. Add remaining ingredients and cook for about 5-7 minutes.

Nutrition Information: 257 calories, 6g fat, 152mg sodium, 49g carbohydrates, 18g sugar, 8g fiber, 6g protein


One last comment about these recipes. A lot of the sugar is coming from natural sources like the banana and apples, so don't be too concerned about those numbers. Also, with having fruit/nuts, you are also boosting the fiber content of the recipe. Remember, to leave the skin on with your apples since that is where a lot of the fiber and nutrients are. 




1 comment:

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