5 Benefits of Oatmeal and One of My Favorite Oatmeal Recipes
I am usually a smoothie girl. However, as the season’s change and temperatures drop, I like to enjoy a hot breakfast! Oatmeal is EASY to prepare and offers some awesome nutritional benefits:
- BOTH soluble and insoluble fiber to keep you full and regulate blood sugar
- 6 grams of protein per serving
- Studies suggest it lowers LDL cholesterol
- Includes many important vitamins and minerals such as zinc, iron, copper, and folate
- Studies suggest it can help aid in the production of breastmilk in nursing mothers
- IT’S YUMMY!
Please enjoy one of my FAVORITE oatmeal recipes. It is made in the crockpot! So, you can make it at night and wake up to a hot breakfast and the aroma of apples and cinnamon throughout your home!
Crockpot Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
- 2 Cups Old Fashioned Oats
- 2 Apples (I would recommend a tart apple such as Honeycrisp)
- 4 Cups Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp crushed cloves
- 2+ tsp cinnamon( I don’t usually measure, I just sprinkle on top of the apples and oats)
- 2+ TBSP Brown Sugar( Add more Brown Sugar if you prefer sweeter Oats)
Directions: Spray the bottom of your crockpot with non-stick spray or grease with butter. Cut and peel apples. Chop the apples into small pieces(cubes). Place in the bottom of the crockpot. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Next, spread the oatmeal over the apples and sprinkle with salt, cloves, cinnamon, and brown sugar. Pour 4 cups of milk into the crockpot. Set on low and cook for 8-hours.
Serving: Serve warm and add desired toppings such as:
chia seeds: extra antioxidants
slivered almonds: Vitamin E and Extra Protein
milled flaxseed: Omega 3 Fatty Acids and Extra Fiber
dried craisins, raisins, raw honey. maple syrup, brown sugar: additional sweetener
Happy Fall Everyone! Enjoy this special time of year!