Thursday, November 4, 2010


It is getting cold in my neck of the woods, and oatmeal is one of my fav breakfast staples, so I thought I'd do a little looking for some fun recipes.  Here are a few recipes I found online.

Almond Joy Oatmeal From Undressed Skeleton191 Calories, 7g Fat, 23g Carbs, 6g Protein, 5g Fiber

  • 10 Milk Chocolate Baking Chips
  • 1 Cup Almond Milk Unsweetened
  • 1 Packet Instant Oatmeal
  • 1 Tbsp Sweetened Shredded Coconut
  • 1 Tbsp Chopped Almonds
  • 1 Packet Truvia
  1. Prepare Oatmeal as Directed With 1 Cup Almond Milk
  2. Stir Almonds and Truvia In Oatmeal
  3. Top Oatmeal With Baking Chips and Coconut
  4. Mix Together

Crock-Pot Cinna-Apples 'n Oats
From HungryGirlPER SERVING (1 heaping cup): 249 calories, 4.5g fat, 320mg sodium, 52g carbs, 7.5g fiber, 26g sugars, 4.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 7*

This sweet 'n satisfying dish is like the love child of gooey cinnamon apples and brown sugar oatmeal. It's perfect for breakfast, dessert, or snack time. Yay!!!

8 cups chopped Fuji apples (about 6 apples)
2 tbsp. brown sugar (not packed), divided
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, divided
1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
1 cup light vanilla soymilk
1/3 cup sugar-free pancake syrup
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. light whipped butter or light buttery spread (like Brummel & Brown)

In a large bowl, mix apples with 1 tbsp. brown sugar and 1/2 tsp. cinnamon. Stir to coat apples well. Transfer to the crock pot.

In the empty bowl, combine oats, soymilk, 1 tbsp. brown sugar, 1 tsp. cinnamon, syrup, and salt. (All remaining ingredients except butter.) Add 1 cup water and mix well.

Add oat mixture to the crock pot, and gently stir. Cover and cook on high for 3 hours or on low for 7 hours.

Add butter and mix well. (Do NOT forget this step. Stick a Post-it to your timer if you have to!) Serve and enjoy!


Crockpot (overnight) Oatmeal
  • 1 cup Steel Cut (Irish) Oats (160g)
  • 4 and 1/2 cups of water
  • pinch of salt
Mix ingredients - cook on low for 8 hours (overnight).  Remove lid, turn off heat and let sit for 20 minutes.  Serve topped with your favorite toppings.

Overnight Oatmeal Recipe

From SnackGirl

(serves 4)
2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
4 3/4 cups water
(serves 2)
1 cup steel cut oats
4 cups water
Mix oats and water in slow cooker and set for 8-9 hours. Amounts can be doubled or halved depending on the size of your cooker. These recipes will work in a 1 1/2 - 2 1/2 quart capacity slow cooker.

Weight Watchers' Applesauce-Cranberry Oatmeal

3 tablespoons oatmeal, uncooked
1 tablespoon dried cranberries
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup water
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Prep Time: 2 mins Total Time: 4 mins
Mix all ingredients together. Microwave for 1-2 minutes.

Hands-on time: 5 minutes
Time to table: 5 minutes
Serves 3
  • 3/4 cup old-fashioned oats (Jennette uses quick oats)
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee
  • 3 teaspoons Splenda
  • 1/4 cup skim milk
  • 1/2 cup water
Combine oats, instant coffee and Splenda. Stir in the skim milk and water. Microwave the mixture for one minute and 45 seconds.
NUTRITION ESTIMATE Per serving: 87Cal; 2g Tot Fat; 0g Sat Fat; 0mg Cholesterol; 13mg Sodium; 16g Carb; 2g Fiber; 1g Sugar; 3g Protein; Weight Watchers 1 point


Hands-on time: 5 minutes
Time to table: 5 minutes
Makes 6 tablespoons
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Mix all ingredients and place in a sprinkle jar.
NUTRITION ESTIMATE Per teaspoon: 15Cal; 0g Tot Fat; 0g Sat Fat; 0mg Cholesterol; 0mg Sodium; 4g Carb; 0g Fiber; 4g Sugar; 0g Protein; Weight Watchers 0 points

Harvest Apple Oatmeal
From Diabetic Cooking

1 c unsweetened apple juice
1 c water
1 medium apple, cored and chopped
1 c uncooked old-fashioned oats
1/4 c raisins
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
apple slices (optional)

Combine juice, water and chopped apple in 2 quart microwavable bowl.  Microwave on HIGH 3 minutes, stirring halfway through cooking time.  Add oats, raisins, salt and cinnamon; stir until well blended. Microwave on MEDIUM 4 to 5 minutes or until thick; stir before serving.  Garnish with apple slices, if desired. Makes 2 servings.

Conventional Directions: To prepare on the stove, bring apple juice, water and chopped apple to a boil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat.  Stir in oats, raisins, salt and cinnamon until well blended. Cook, uncovered over medium heat 5 to 6 minutes or until thick, stirring occasionally.
Dietary exchange: 2 1/2 starch, 2 fruit
Cal 301 (9% of calories from fat), Total Fat 3 g, Sat Fat <1g, Protein 6g, Carb 67g, Cholesterol 0mg, Dietary Fiber 7g, Sodium 154mg

Cranberry Maple Oatmeal
From The Lean Green Mommy Machine

4 cups water
2 cups quick cooking oats
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1 Tbl. butter
1/2 tsp. cinnamon (omit if you don't like cinnamon)
1/2 cup maple syrup
milk for consistency/quick cool down

1. Boil water and salt in a medium-sized pot
2. Once it reaches a full boil, add oats and cranberries - turn off the heat and stir.
3. Once oats are stirred in, remove from burner and let stand for 5 min.
4. Stir in butter, cinnamon, and maple syrup.
5. Serve and top with more syrup (if desired - taste before doing this!).

Apple and Peanut Butter Oatmeal Recipe From SnackGirl

(serves 2)
1 cup water
1 cup apple juice
1 cup rolled oats
1 apple (cored and roughly chopped)
1 teaspoon peanut butter (optional)
Combine water, apple juice, rolled oats, and apple in a small saucepan and turn heat to hight. When the water boils, turn the heat to low and cook, stirring, until the water is just absorbed, about 5 minutes. Cover the pan and turn off the heat. Five minutes later, spoon into a bowl and add 1 teaspoon peanut butter and more sugar (brown sugar, honey, maple syrup) if desired.
265 calories, 4.3 g fat, 52.2 g carbohydrates, 6.3 g protein, 6.1 g fiber, 23 mg sodium

From Snack Girl:
Some tips:
  • Get your hands on some rolled oats or steel cut oats from the bulk section of your supermarket. They are cheaper and more delicious than Quaker (trust me, I have tried them all).
  • Use a small slow cooker (1.5 - 2.5 quart). I used my large one and it really made a mess to clean up. Picture crusty oatmeal glued to my cooker. The small ones are perfect for this task.
  • Change what you mix in to your oatmeal. You can get bored with oatmeal if you eat the same thing every day. Add different things and look forward to the meal.

Sweet things to add to oatmeal:
maple syrup, brown sugar, honey
cinnamon, nutmeg, ground cloves
Raisins, dried apricots, dried cherries
Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries
Banana, Apples, Pear
frozen berries
apple butter
Savory things to add to oatmeal:
soy sauce and scallions
crumbled Hard Boiled Egg
peanut butter, almond butter, etc.
cooked vegetables from last night
grated cheese

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