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.

1 cup steel cut oats
2 apples - pealed, cored and chopped 
1.5 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1.5 cup water
1 tablespoon + 1 tsp stevia sweetener
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tablespoon ground flaxseed meal
 1/4tsp salt

Mix everything together in your slow cooker and cook on low for about 7 hours. EASY! :-)

I topped mine with more cinnamon and sugar free maple syrup! Delicious! 

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts:
1 serving: 232 calories, 46g carbs, 5g fat, 8g protein

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