08 October 2009

Most Important Meal of the Day ~ Oatmeal!

I've always hated Oatmeal, I found it flavorless and just plain boring.  As a child, you would literately have to pour a cup of brown sugar on it just to get me to touch it!!  ...Still then I would carefully spoon off the top layer of melted sugar making sure not to get a oat:D  As I grew older my morning sugar cravings haven't changed:(   Although I started actually eating the oats when I was introduced to Dr. McDougell: Organic Instant Oatmeal Light Maple Brown Sugar.  I've seriously been eating that everyday for the past 3 years...sometimes even for lunch & dinner!  It's just that good:P  I must admit, I know how to take the Healthy OUT of oatmeal...my additions: Non-fat soy milk (instead of water) & 1/2 tb Coco Powder.  Honestly, that not too bad, is it??   I recently evolved one step further into the light of health and pumped up my oatmeal with real OATS and Fresh Fruit!  I've been boiling up Bob's Red Mill Rolled Oats with various seasonal fruits daily.

Baked Apple Oats 

4 c.  peeled and cut up apples
1/2 c. Non-Fat soy milk 
1/3c. Water

1/2 tsp. Cinnamon 
1/2 tsp. Allspice
1/4 c.  Maple Syrup (light amber)

2 tb.  agave (if your looking to spike you blood sugar:)
1/8 tsp. Fresh Ginger

Easy: Cook on stove top until done. (put them to the side)

Use what is left of the sugar water,  2c. Water 

Bring to a boil, add 1c. Bob's Rolled Oats

Reduce heat and cook for 10 to 15 depending on the consistency you like.  
Stir occasionally cover and remove for heat and let stand for 5 min.
Mix in baked apples.


Jenni (aka Vegyogini) said...

I actually really love oatmeal and I agree that it's a worthy breakfast, lunch, OR dinner! I usually just make it with water and serve it with raisins. Yum!

quarrygirl said...

i have always hated oatmeal...maybe i should try this!!!

kim g. said...

I love the McDougell oatmeal! I used to hate oatmeal so much, but between the maple spice whole foods oatmeal and McDougell cups, I've come to love it. Your recipe sounds delicious!

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