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Cooking with Oatmeal

oatmealIf you know me, you know I LOVE oatmeal. I wanted to share
some ways that I cook with oatmeal & eat it OF COURSE!

Healthy Oatmeal Cookies: I made some for Lola the other day that just had 1 Cup of Oats, 1 Ripe Banana & a splash of Almond Milk!  Baked at 350* for about 10 minutes. They were simple and tasted great.  There are great healthy, Oatmeal Cookie recipes on Pinterest!

Oatmeal (for Breakfast or a Snack)
: I eat my oatmeal with a heaping T of Peanut Butter (melted), Almond Milk, Chia Seeds, Cocoa Powder and anything else I am in the mood for (almonds, unsweetened coconut, honey, chocolate chips, Quest Bar.)  Some say it is too complicated, but I say it is delicious!!! 🙂  Here is my post about overnight oats!

Oatmeal Pancakes/ Waffles: No Flour, just oat cakes!!! MMMMM. Here is my recipe!

In Smoothies:  I added it into my smoothies and to the top to give it a little texture!!!Smoothie

Make your own Granola: Most Granola you buy in the store has LARGE amounts of sugar.  Sugar is the most important ingredient I keep track of when eating.

Ingredients: 4 Cup Oatmeal, 1 T Cinnamon, 1 Cup Almonds (or whatever nuts or seeds you like), 1/2 Dried Fruit, 1/2 Cup Unsweetened Coconut, Sea Salt, 1/4 Cup Honey, 1/4 Cup Coconut Oil or Olive Oil, 1 T Vanilla.  Mix the dry ingredients together, Mix the wet ingredients together then spread onto a tray and bake at 350* for about 25-30 minutes.  Enjoy on your yogurt, smoothies or eat with some almonds as a snack.

Into Oat Flour (to bake with): Put into a food processor or blender and chop up the oats.  They will turn into a fine powder and you can use this to replace flour!

In Meatloaf/ Meatballs: When you make meatballs/meatloaf, often times it calls for Bread Crumbs. Oatmeal is a GREAT, healthy replacement for this!

Topping your Yogurt:  Add a little Oatmeal to the top of your Yogurt for a healthy bit of texture (opposed to sugary Granola)

No-Bake Bites: 1 Cup Oatmeal, 2/3 Unsweetened Coconut, 1/2 Cup Nut Butter, 1/2 Cup Dark Chocolate Chips, 1/3 (or less) Cup Honey, 1-2 T Chia Seeds, 1 t. Vanilla.  Mix all together in a bowl and roll into balls.  Good luck in not eating the WHOLE batch!!! 🙂

How do you eat your OATMEAL?   Here is my post about the health benefits of oatmeal!  Maybe I am obsessed! 😉

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