Gluten-Free Oh My Oatmeal!

We’ve discussed how important vitamins and nutrients are in our diet in Beneficial Breakfast Banana, but nothing beats Oatmeal:

Oatmeal with Lactaid 2%                         Oatmeal, Lactaid, and Blueberries

Protein: 14g                                                      Protein: 15g

Calcium: 48%                                                   Calcium: 49%

Iron: 77%                                                           Iron: 78%

Vitamin C: 22%                                                Vitamin C: 34%

Vitamin A: 30%                                                Vitamin A: 31%

Vitamin D: 25%                                                Vitamin D: 25%

Vitamin B12: 15%                                             Vitamin B12: 15%

Vitamin B6: 35%                                              Vitamin B6: 35%

Potassium: 16%                                                Potassium: 16%

Magnesium: 15%                                              Magnesium: 15%

Riboflavin: 25%                                                Riboflavin: 25%

Phosphorus: 25%                                             Phosphorus: 25%

Fiber: 4g                                                             Fiber: 6g

Sugar: 13.1g                                                       Sugar: 21.1g

As you can see, adding fruit does add quite a bit more sugars, but it does a number in flavor! Asian pears are my favorite. They are a cross between a pear and an apple. If you caramelize them, they still hold a little crunch, so they add a much needed texture to the oatmeal. Asian pears offer 8% Vitamin C, 7% Vitamin K, 2% Folate, and 4.4g of Fiber (that’s 8.4g with the Oatmeal, Lactaid, and Pear added together!) That is a very good way to start your day. Below you will find several of my different add-ins. I suggest Quaker, gluten-free oatmeal. It is decently priced, and since I am extremely sensitive (I can only tolerate less than 10ppm of cross-contamination of gluten,) it is the safest I’ve found vs. price.

Ingredients:
Quaker Oats Gluten-free Oatmeal (I get 1-minute oatmeal)
Lactaid (or your choice of Milk)
Salt
Add-ins:
1/4 tsp Cinnamon
1/8 tsp Nutmeg
1 tsp Brown Sugar
1/4c Blueberries
1/4c chopped Apples
1/4c chopped Asian Pears
Karo Syrup (or syrup of choice to drizzle)
Directions:
  1. Follow Directions on your oatmeal, be sure to add salt while oats are cooking.
  2. Once liquid is absorbed, add your add-ins of choice.
  3. Enjoy immediately, oatmeal will not reheat well…

**If using Asian pears or Apples, follow THIS recipe and scroll down to the Asian Pear recipe.

 

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