By now, you have heard many stories and have seen many commercials promotingthe goodness of eating oatmeal and other whole grains. You may have seen the heart on the box of your favorite breakfast cereal or oatmeal container indicating that the product is great for the heart, as well as for reducing high cholesterol. When I told my mom about eating 1 cup of oatmeal every day to help control her blood sugar and reduce her cholesterol, she almost cringed because she absolutely hated oatmeal. She grew up on eating creamy grits with salt and butter! So, I knew it would be a challenge. Even though she knew the value, she still hated it. So, I told her about different brands of cereals that have oats in them and that sparked an idea, which led her to create a recipe that works for her. So, if you too are struggling with eating oatmeal, then you may want to give this recipe a try!
Momma’s Oatmeal Breakfast
- 4 tablespoons rolled “old fashioned” oats
- 1 cup cornflakes (or any similar whole grain cereal flakes)
- 1 cup non-dairy milk (soy, rice, almond, etc.)
- Pinch organic raw Turbinado sugar (optional)
Grind oats using a clean electric coffee grinder until oats have become smaller pieces. Add ground oats, cornflakes, and milk to a small bowl and serve immediately. Typically the non-dairy milks are slightly sweet, so adding any sweeteners are optional.
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