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10 ways to enjoy oatmeal

Well besides eating breakfast from a package labelled Quaker Oats Instant Oatmeal at least. I love them but they are all kinds of bad for me.

Mind you a bowl of quick oats with milk and maple syrup is better but still not great. Like most fruits and vegetables grains like oats are healthier for you when they are as close to their natural form as possible. In this case that usually means starting with whole oat grouts or steel-cut oats. They are as close to the natural grain as you can get without eating hulls & stems. They also take a longer time to cook than say rolled oats.

My preference is rolled oats because they are partially cooked for you so lessens the time it takes to make a quick healthy breakfast in the form of porridge but oats can be used to make lots of other things.

The most obvious thing if you grew up in the same age as I did is oatmeal cookies. Finding a recipe that is diabetic friendly not so much. In fact I stopped looking after finding these on Allrecipes:
Special Oatmeal Cookies
But I promised you ten didn't I? I used the Allrecipes search function for these so they haven't been sorted by nutrition or anything.

  1. Cooked Oatmeal Porridge
  2. Oatmeal Cookies
  3. Oatmeal Muffins
  4. Baked Oatmeal - makes a great dessert dish
  5. Oatmeal Pancakes
  6. Oatmeal Bread
  7. Oatmeal Brownies
  8. Oatmeal Chewies - sweeter than candy and healthy too
  9. Oatmeal Cake
  10. Oatmeal Pie
There are a couple of other categories you can research such as the Overnight Oatmeal if you don't want to make hot porridge in the morning. Oatmeal is made in other countries though I wasn't able to find a search that worked to show them so you'll just have to browse.


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