Oatmeal 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.