Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Cherry Oatmeal


By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by National Dairy Council and the Quaker Oats Center of Excellence and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.

One more post today for the National Dairy Council and the Quaker Oats Center for Excellence. We love oats. They are sometimes easy to overlook when you are trying to eat whole grains. They are so familiar that we sometimes forget they are a legitimate, amazing whole grain.

Oats contain more soluble fiber than any other grain, which makes you feel full longer. They also contain beta-glucans, which have been proven to help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol, and therefore lower heart disease. Oats are okay for people who are looking to avoid gluten as long as they are certified gluten free.

I am loving the cherries this year. My mom had a large amount on her trees. They were heavenly. I have found having them in hot cereal is an amazing treat. I had never put them in my cereal until this year. It is a new favorite of mine. So very good. Love the color the flavor. Yum!

Ingredients

1/4 C water
3/4 C skim milk or 1% milk
1/3 C old-fashioned oatmeal
2 tsp honey
1/4 C of cherries
top with fresh cherries
sprinkle nutmeg
pour on additional milk if desired

Directions serves 1

1. Pour water and milk into the saucepan on medium heat. Then stir in oatmeal and honey.
2. Let oatmeal come to a low boil. Turn heat to low. Cook until to desired thickness.
3. Take off the heat. Add 1/4 C of cherries to oatmeal, and stir in.
4. Pour into bowl. Top with cherries. Sprinkle on some nutmeg. Pour on a little milk if desired.  Enjoy!

3 comments:

  1. Simple and delicious. Plus I love cherries..looks wonderful!
    xoxo Sarah Grace, Fresh Fit N Healthy.

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    1. I agree with you. Love cherries.
      Thank you!

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  2. Cherry tree? OMG I'm so so jealous. I, too, have been eating an insane amount of cherries this season. Cherries in oatmeal just makes sense ;)

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