Heart Healthy breakfast or snack.
Oats are a wonderful grain, they fill you up, take a long time to digest , I buy my oats in bulk at Amazon, my preferred brand is Bobs' Red mill, I pay 10 cents an ounce.
I bake with these oats and I grind them for use in bread and as a partial flour substitute.
two of my favorites are homemade fruit and nut cookies and homemade Muesli ( fruit and nut hot cereal)
you can purchase A Name Brand oat kind but beware: the second ingredient in this packet is SUGAR! 11 grams per packet : One teaspoon of granulated sugar equals 4 grams of sugar. so this itty bitty packet contains 1/3 table sugar! This makes something healthy very unhealthy and just forget it if you have diabetes.
These ten packets run around $3.75 = 37 cents a serving
Here is how I make my Rasin, Date and Walnut Cereal. By the way my cereal has no added sugar and the cost is about 20 cents a serving. One serving is enough for a breakfast or a snack.
this is my recipie
I empty 2lbs of oats in my mixer bowl (of course you can do this by hand as I did for years but having the mixer do the mixing leaves my hand free for something else!!
1 cup raw pumpkin seeds
1 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup walnuts
you can also use almonds- if I use almonds I chop them up first in my vita-mix.
Any blender can do this.
I add a healthy dose of cinnamon and powdered ginger
Using the dough hook I turn my mixer on low and let it twirl a few minutes
I use a large plastic tight sealing storage container and then make single servings for Steve to take to the office.
I make mine 1/3 cup cereal, 1/2 cup water and microwave for 1 minute. I also love dried cranberries in mine , I just didn't have any in the house. you can add a drizzel of maple syrup if you would like it sweeter or splash of milk.
You might think this was a lot of work, but honestly the whole thing took 10 minutes and we will enjoy this batch for a couple of months!
I've added the links as a convenience for you so that you will have an idea of the cost and have a good resource for purchasing. I try to get the best prices. I have found Costco and Amazon are easy to access and prices are good. Every area is different, the idea is do your homework for pricing.
I hope you give this a try, it is so healthy and so easy!
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