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Pumpkin Oatmeal

A nice change to the regular boring old oatmeal. This one adds lotsa flavor without adding too much sugar. And the serving size is sure to fill you up !

Pumpkin Oatmeal
Pumpkin Oatmeal

1 serving
272 calories per serving

1 c water
Pinch salt
1/3 c quick oats
1/4 c canned pumpkin
2 T almonds, toasted and chopped
1/4 t cinnamon
2 t brown sugar
Pinch nutmeg

Toast almonds by placed in a hot skillet for 5 minutes. Bring water to boil and add salt and oats. Cook, stirring, for 90 seconds. Combine the rest in a small bowl. Reduce heat to low and stir in the pumpkin mix. Sprinkle with nuts. Serve immediately.

Maple and Nut Oatmeal

Sometimes you’re just looking for bowl of warmth to fill your belly. I always find that oatmeal is very satisfying and it is very food for you. I think it makes a great snack that will take away the biggest of hunger pangs.

Maple and Nut Oatmeal
Maple and Nut Oatmeal

1 serving
212 calories for serving

1 packet instant oatmeal
2/3 cup skim milk
1 packet Equal
1 T maple syrup

Mix oatmeal and milk and microwave for 60-90 seconds. When done, stir in equal and maple syrup. Enjoy !

Garnish with some nuts to get your MUFA – 1 T chopped nuts is approximately 85 calories.

Oatmeal Pancakes

These are nice hearty pancakes and make a great weekend breakfast.

Oatmeal Pancakes
Oatmeal Pancakes

4 servings
328 calories per serving

1 c quick oats
½ c flour
½ c whole wheat flour
1 T sugar
2 t baking powder
½ t baking soda
¼ t salt
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 c buttermilk
2 T canola oil
1 t vanilla
Berries for the topping

Combine the first 7 ingredients. Combine eggs, buttermilk, oil and vanilla and mix well. Stir into the dry ingredients. Pour batter by ¼ cupfuls onto a hot griddle sprayed with Pam. Turn when bubbles form and cook another minute or 2.

Serve with fruit, nuts, and a bit of sugar free maple syrup if you like. I usually serve with bananas 🙂

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I would not classify these with Gramma’s version – much like when you are eating a bran muffin vs. eating a gooey chocolate muffin, you know this cookie is more nutritious than sweet and buttery. But it does have CHOCOLATE…and butter…and is sweet, so it does satisfy the cookie craving !

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

48 servings
89 calories per serving

1 ½ c whole wheat flour
1 t baking soda
1 t salt
2 c quick oats
1 c light butter
½ c Splenda brown sugar blend
1 c Splenda
½ c Egg Beaters
1 ½ t vanilla
1 c chocolate chips

Blend butter and sugars until they are creamy. Add egg and vanilla and blend. Add flour, baking soda and salt and mix well. Then by hand, stir in the oats and the chocolate chips. Drop by teaspoonfuls on cookie sheets and bake 10-12 minutes. Makes 48 cookies.

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