Prep 1 min
Cook 4 mins
I am hypoglycemic and breakfast is especially important for me. This oatmeal recipe is a slight twist on a common GI recipe that introduces more fiber to your morning and is so easy to make. As a side note; cinnamon has been shown to reduce blood sugar levels and aids in digestion, what an excellent spice to add to breakfast!
- 1⁄2 cup old fashioned oats
- 1 cup water (or skim milk)
- 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄2 cup low-fat yogurt
- fruit (optional)
- In a microwave safe bowl, combine the oats, water, flax and cinnamon. If you don't want to make a mess of more dishes, just swirl the ingredients around in the bowl for a couple of seconds instead of stirring to mix them up.
- Heat on high for 4 minutes.
- After removing, stir in the yogurt and fruit (if desired) and eat! An easy way to change up the recipe is to vary the fruit, yogurt (with other flavours or cottage cheese) and/or spices.
- Caution: Old-fashioned rolled oats have a tendency to grow exponentially in the microwave while cooking; be sure to use a bowl at least 3-4 times the size of the ingredients. I use a medium glass saucepan or corning ware dish.
This was really yummy. I used skim milk, cut the serving in half & since I was trying this out-I didn't use the full amt of cinn or yogurt (used low carb vanilla). It was delicious still, but next time will use just a little more cinn! I only used about 2 small spoonfuls of yogurt-kinda eyeballed it. I topped it with 1/2 a sliced banana & used a Splenda pkt for a little sweetness. Mine took about 1 min 45 sec in the microwave; had no problems with spill over! Thanks for sharings this.
A hearty breakfast that will stay with you throughout the morning. This was made in a 4 cup glass measuring cup with non-fat milk and vanilla yogurt. Sliced strawberries were added in. My oatmeal was cooked in 3 minutes and required some stopping and stirring in order to not cook over. I have hypoglycemic tendencies and this did not cause a rise in my blood sugar to rise and crash a few hours later. Made for *PAC Spring 2008*