Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oats
This oatmeal is my new favorite breakfast meal! It's made in the slow cooker overnight, so not only is it easy...But, it is wonderful waking up to the scent of apples and cinnamon in the morning. ::ahhh::
Steel-cut oats are superior to rolled oats when it comes to creating stable blood sugar. The body digests rolled oats relatively quickly, as they are thin sheets of oats that the body doesn't have to work hard to break down. This results in a faster rise in blood sugar than you will get with steel-cut oats. Of all the oats, steel cut oats take longer to digest and, hence, create less of an insulin response. It is a good source of complex carbohydrates, and provides 4 g of soluble fiber, which works to lower cholesterol. It also provides 5 g of protein.