We all (hopefully!) know by now that oatmeal is good food. It’s loaded with heart healthy fiber and beta glucan, the polysaccharide that has a multitude of benefits to our body. Oats are also a source of omega fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and avenanthramides, antioxidants that promote circulation.But guess what? Oatmeal can do lots of other things. Intrigued? Here are 9 uses for oatmeal that go beyond breakfast.
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National Oatmeal Day comes but once a year, so eat up! Oats are good for you!
I just bought a new DIY cookbook from the folks at America’s Test Kitchen. Page 230: Granola bars. I adapted their recipe slightly. The result? Snap! Fresh, crisp, crunchy, not-to-sweet granola delights. I love them.
Eating a variety of grains is a great way to add fiber to your diet. Grains like farro, wheat berries, brown rice, and quinoa are healthy and delicious alternatives to overrefined carbohydrates. What’s your favorite grain? Vote now!
Wake up your boring breakfast routine with these unusual oatmeal recipes: Creamy Almond-Coconut with Dates, Pistachio and Cardamom, Chai-Spiced, Persimmon or Pumpkin, Indian-Spiced, Savory Scallions and Soy Sauce, and Curried Caramelized Onions. Also share your favorite oatmeal recipes.
Last month I posted a recipe for peanut butter banana granola. Here’s a zippy ginger-molasses version for those of you who like a bit of spice in the morning.
[social_buttons] My boyfriend loves to have granola for breakfast every morning. But the store-bought stuff is either super expensive or has a suspiciously long ingredient list. To reduce our grocery bills and help him eat healthier, I started making a batch of granola each week. It only takes about five minutes to put together and […]
What do you like in your oatmeal? Today I like thin sliced almonds and dried cherries, blueberries, cranberries, golden raisins and a twirl of honey (shown below). This tastes delicious with my black-cherry tea.
I’m eating a lot of oat groats these days. I found a source for locally-grown oat groats, but the minimum order was 25 pounds. Oat groats are the least processed of all edible forms of oats, so they store a very long time (some sources are giving them 30 years under the right conditions.) So […]