Slow Cooker Oats

Ingredients: -Cooking spray -2 Cups Skim or 1% Milk -¼ Cup Brown Sugar -1 Teaspoon Cinnamon -1 Cup Old Fashioned Oats -1 Cup Apples, Chopped  -½ Cup chopped pecans or almonds  Directions:  Spray the inside  2. Add all the ingredients 3. Mix together 4. Cook on low for about 8 hours … Read More


Breakfast & Dinner Bowl Recipes

Mediterranean Bulgur Bowl with Chicken Serves 6 Ingredients:  1 cup bulgur  1 cup diced cucumber (1 small-to-medium)  1 cup diced tomato (2 large or 1 cup cherry tomatoes)  1 teaspoon salt, divided  1 tsp. black pepper, divided  3 medium bunches curly parsley (about 11/2 – 2 cups chopped)  ⅓ cup chopped fresh mint (optional)  … Read More


Carrot Cake Bites

Ingredients: • Non-stick cooking spray • 1/2 cup flour• 1 cup dry oats • 1 tablespoon cinnamon • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda • 1 cup brown sugar • 1 egg • 1/2 cup butter • 1 cup shredded carrots • 1/2 cup raisins • 1/2 package cream cheese (about 4 ounces) Directions: 1. Preheat oven 350°F.  2. Spray … Read More


Cranapple Crisp

Makes 8 servings Ingredients 1 16-ounce can whole cranberry sauce 4 apples, chopped 2 teaspoons margarine, melted 1 cup quick-cooking oats 1/3 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon Directions Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray an 8- by 8-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine the cranberry sauce and apples. … Read More


Apple Crisp

Ingredients 4 cups sliced apples (about 4 medium apples) 2 tablespoons margarine 3/4 cup rolled oats 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup whole wheat or white whole-wheat flour 2 teaspoons lemon juice Non-stick cooking spray Directions Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat 9 inch by 13 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Melt margarine in a … Read More


Whole Grain Pancakes

Makes 4 servings Ingredients 3/4 cup whole wheat flour 1/4 cup oat bran or wheat germ 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats 1 tablespoon cornmeal 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 egg 1 ripe banana, mashed 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 cup milk Directions Preheat griddle to 375°F. Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl. … Read More


Whole Grains To-Go

Makes 40 servings (120 small balls or 30 bars) Serving Size: 3 balls Ingredients 6 cups old-fashioned rolled oats 1/2 cup chopped pecans, almonds, or walnuts 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3/4 cup water 4 tablespoons honey 3/4 cup low-fat chunky peanut butter 3/4 cup dried fruit (raisins, cranberries, blueberries, cherries, etc.) Directions In a large … Read More


Quick Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Makes 1 serving Ingredients 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats 2/3 cup water 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce 1/4 teaspoon apple pie spice Directions Pour oats into a microwave-safe bowl Add water to the oats. Cover with wax paper. Cook in microwave for 1 to 2 minutes or until thickened. Use hot pads to remove bowl from the … Read More


Oats all around

Oatmeal isn’t just for breakfast. Around my house, we eat oatmeal as a healthy snack too. For extra calcium, I replace the water with low-fat milk and add fruits, fresh, frozen, or canned to increase the vitamin and antioxidant content. For a change in flavor, I add cinnamon, raisins, or artificially sweetened brown sugar. You … Read More


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