JANUARY IS NATIONAL OATMEAL MONTH!

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oatmeal for breakfastThere 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 and oatmeal is one of the best choices available.  Entice your children to eat oatmeal by adding fruit and nuts to the bowl for a tastier breakfast treat. Oatmeal makes you feel fuller and stifles the cravings you might have for other less healthy foods.
 
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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6 Comments

  1. I am going to give this a try tomorrow. AS winter over here, even more inviting..Looks delicious. I will try with quick oats and with regular. See which is better. Thank you again.

  2. My husband accidentally bought old fashioned oatmeal instead of quick cooking…how do I use it recipes??

  3. Shirley Lindsey says:

    For the most fiber, use Steel Cut Oats. They take a while to cook, but are so much better for you as well as better tasting.

  4. My name is Marsha Love so love your web site have tried several recipes wonderful don’t have a favorite. Thank you so much!

    • The Southern Lady says:

      Thank you Marsha! So happy to have you on the site and happy you are enjoying the recipes. Have a great weekend.

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