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Hearty and Yummy, Heart Healthy Oatmeal With Berries

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There’s nothing quite like a warm bowl of homemade oatmeal in the morning. It fills you up for hours. I’ve added a flavorful step of toasting the oats first before cooking in boiling water.  In addition, I’m adding creamy vanilla soy milk, vanilla, cinnamon and fiber rich berries to create a wonderful flavor. Made this way, 1 serving has 8 grams of fiber! Try these additions or get creative with your own. What a great way to be start off your day healthy!

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes


Instructions

½ cup Quaker rolled oats or your favorite

1¼ cups boiling water

¼-½ cup light vanilla soy milk (I like Silk Light Vanilla Soy milk), fat-free milk or light almond milk

¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon brown sugar or 2 packages sugar substitute such as Splenda or Stevia

¼ teaspoon cinnamon

¼ cup blueberries

¼ cup raspberries


Instructions

1. In a nonstick saucepan, add oats and cook over medium heat for about 2 minutes to toast. Stir often. Add boiling water and reduce heat to a simmer.  Simmer on low for 5 minutes or until most of liquid is absorbed, stirring occasionally.  Stir in ¼ cup soy milk, vanilla and continue to simmer for about 3 minutes, until desired consistency.  Add more soy milk, if desired.

2. Stir in brown sugar, Splenda or Stevia and cinnamon.

3. Spoon into serving bowl and top with berries

Makes 1 serving


Food Facts

Quaker Oats registered as the first trademark for a breakfast cereal.  The trademark was registered with the U.S. Patent Office as “a figure of a man in ‘Quaker garb.’” Both former owners, Henry Seymour and William Heston, claimed to have selected the Quaker name as a symbol of good quality and honest value.

Soy milk is a drink made from soybeans.  It’s produced by soaking dry soybeans and grinding them with water.


Healthy Benefits

There is 25 years of clinical proof to show the soluble fiber in rolled oats can help lower cholesterol, which has obvious benefits for the heart.

Berries are loaded with fiber and they top the charts in antioxidant power, protecting your body against inflammation and free radicals, molecules that can damage cells and organs.

Research has linked cinnamon with helping to reduced blood sugar, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels in people with type-2 diabetes.


Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS
5
, if using Splenda or Stevia instead of brown sugar
Skinny Facts: for 1 serving using Splenda or Stevia instead of brown sugar
215 calories, 3.5g fat, 7g protein, 42g carbs, 8g fiber, 29mg sodium, 7g sugar


Weight Watchers (old points) 5 using brown sugar
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 7 using brown sugar

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving
267 calories, 3.5g fat, 7g protein, 59g carbs, 8g fiber, 35mg sodium, 26g sugar
FAT FACTS: the skinny and fat facts are the same for this recipe

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5 Responses to “Hearty and Yummy, Heart Healthy Oatmeal With Berries”

  1. Christy Says:

    Good ol’ quaker oats, and what a healthy option to use soy milk! It’s quite a combination, and oh my, I am a fan of FRESH berries!! :) What a great choice for breakfast, and just right to start off a brand new day!!! :D
    Love this ;)

  2. admin Says:

    Thanks Christy!

  3. Tanya Says:

    Pumpkin spice is great too…!!

  4. Slim & Healthy Ways to Cook Oatmeal for Breakfast - Simple Nourished Living Says:

    [...] Healthy Toasted Oats with Berries -  I’ve added a flavorful step of toasting the oats first before cooking in boiling water.  In addition, I’m adding creamy vanilla soy milk, vanilla, cinnamon and fiber rich berries to create a wonderful flavor. Each serving has 215 calories and 5 WW PointsPlus Value. Found at Skinny Kitchen. [...]

  5. admin Says:

    Here’s to another healthy collection you’ve created using oatmeal Martha! Thanks so much for including my recipe!
    With my best wishes,
    Nancy

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