Ancient Grain and Super Seed Oatmeal with Cinnamon, Apples, Walnuts and Raisins

Ancient Grain and Super Seed Oatmeal with Cinnamon, Apples, Walnuts and RaisinsSAM_9229This oatmeal is packed with lots of grains, seeds and nuts and is a great way to start a healthy day.  The experts say that oats contain soluble and insoluble fiber which they say helps lower cholesterol and stabilize blood glucose levels and this combination provides a great variety of minerals, antioxidants and vitamins like contains thiamine, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, manganese, selenium, and iron all in one bowl!  Wow!  All that in one cup of food!  I buy whole grain rolled oats, steel cut oats, quinoa flakes, amaranth flakes, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, toasted sliced almonds, shelled hemp seeds, ground flax seeds and chia seeds in the bulk section and mix them all together and store them in an airtight container.  I make this oatmeal mixture like I would make regular oatmeal but borrow a great addition from my friend Laura and add chopped apples and walnuts or pecans and sprinkle cinnamon in the oatmeal while it cooks.  I also like to add raisins, dried cranberries, dried blueberries or dried cherries.  You can make it with water, milk, almond milk or a mixture and it is very satisfying and keeps you full for quite a while. I like to save a little bit of the chopped apples, nuts and raisins and sprinkle it on the oatmeal for a satisfying textural crunch. I serve it drizzled with a little maple syrup.  Click here for the recipe….


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