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JANUARY IS NATIONAL OATMEAL MONTH!

January - National Oatmeal Month There are more oats consumed in January than any other month.  Oats provide fiber to your diet, help to improve LDL cholesterol, and are a great nutritious food.   Oats can be added to meatloaf to help it hold its shape.  Oatmeal cookies make a great snack and as a breakfast cereal oatmeal makes for a healthy morning meal.

I like to add fruit and cinnamon to my oatmeal along with fat-free milk and nuts.  I add about a teaspoon of honey for a sweetener.    Scientists are finding that cinnamon helps to lower sugar in diabetics and by adding  it to your oatmeal you are fighting cholesterol and diabetes!

Here is my recipe for my morning bowl of oatmeal.

1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup blueberries (can use any fruit you like)
1 teaspoon honey
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup skim milk
nuts (optional) (I use walnuts because they are supposed to be good for cholesterol, too.)
 
Put oats and water in bowl and microwave for one minute.  Add remaining ingredients and stir.   Enjoy!
 
 
You won’t get hungry before lunch with a good, healthy breakfast.
 
I use oats in recipes to add nutrition and as a thickener because they are so good for you. 
 
 Check out 14 of my recipes I have listed using quick-cooking oats. Hope you will find something to make for National Oatmeal Month for your family.
 OATMEAL TREATS
APPLE MUFFINS
BAKED MEATBALLS FOR SPAGHETTI OR APPETIZERS
BLUEBERRY WAFFLES
BLUEBERRY BANANA BREAD
BUTTERSCOTCH OATMEAL COOKIES
SOUTHERN APPLE CRISP WITH ICE CREAM
ORANGE BLUEBERRY MUFFINS
SOUR CREAM BANANA BREAD
MY FAMILY’S FAVORITE MEATLOAF
LAZY DAISY OATMEAL CAKE
“COWPATTIE” COOKIES
ICED APPLE COOKIES
BROWN SUGAR MEATLOAF
 
Here is an interesting article on the benefits of oats.
 
 
 
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4 Responses

  1. I have always loved oatmeal and anything you like in it.

  2. Yum! I love oatmeal. There is an Irish oatmeal I buy a lot at our local market district grocery store. It’s very good, much different than the boxed stuff.

    On the other hand, those chocolate no bake cookies with oatmeal in them are so addicting! I keep telling myself that oatmeal is healthy as an excuse to eat another cookie!

    Thanks for the recipe!

  3. Thank goodness it is National Oatmeal Month. We just bought an immense package of the stuff at Sam’s Club. It was just too good of a deal to pass up, although we may have to put an addition on the house to store it.

    We love oatmeal although, like The Retired One (comment above), we like it with butter and sugar.

  4. I love oatmeal, Judy, especially in cold weather. Of course, sometimes I like to eat it in cookie form—this morning I had three of my homemade oatmeal cookies for breakfast. My cookie recipe has three cups of oatmeal, so I can always justify eating those cookies by telling myself they are GOOD for me. :-)

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