Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal

oatmealOatmeal is a delicious, healthful way  to start your day.  It is a high fiber food that helps lower cholesterol.  Cinnamon adds wonderful flavor while lowering LDL cholesterol and controlling blood glucose levels. Cinnamon is also touted as a natural antibiotic.

Makes 2 1-cup servings
1 cup old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats
2/3 cup apple juice concentrate or pineapple juice OR applesauce
1 medium apple, cored, peeled and chopped
1 1/3 cups water
2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 cup dates, currants or raisins (optional)
Combine oats, apples, juice, water, and cinnamon, cloves in a saucepan.
Bring to a simmer, reduce heat to low, cover and cook 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in
dried fruit, if desired. Let stand 3 minutes before serving. Top with fresh blueberries or sliced strawberries, if desired.

Currants are preferable to raisins for diabetics. Be sure dried fruit does not contain added sugar.

Breakfast, Recipes

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