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.

Quaker Oats Gluten-free Oatmeal (I get 1-minute oatmeal)
Lactaid (or your choice of Milk)
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)
  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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