Last Updated on January 2, 2022
Sometimes it feels good to just have a simple, warm meal that leaves you energized and ready for the day. For thousands of years, oatmeal has held a massive place in the consciousness of the minds of people all over the world for use in multiple dishes, but none are as common as its presence as the eternal breakfast food.
There’s nothing quite like a warm, cozy bowl of oatmeal on a chilly morning. It just feels right, doesn’t it?
Oatmeal is a healthy part of our diet, too. It’s cholesterol free, low in fat, and a good source of fiber. Oat are high in soluble fiber, too, which is beneficial for our heart health.
Adding some cinnamon to your diet is a good decision as well. Why? Well, cinnamon, which is actually bark that comes from a tree, is a staple of the Mediterranean diet because of the antioxidants found in it. Antioxidants can help reduce our risk of developing heart disease. Studies are underway to see what the benefits of using cinnamon in our diet are for issues such as maintaining healthy blood sugar levels and reducing cholesterol.
It’s fun and keeps the menu interesting to enjoy your oatmeal with some small additions to the flavor like cinnamon and maple, so here’s a simple classic oatmeal recipe for some old-fashioned maple cinnamon oatmeal.
If you like, add some chopped pecans for extra flavor and crunch!
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Maple Cinnamon Oatmeal Recipe
Maple Cinnamon Oatmeal
- 1/2 cup rolled oats (old fashioned)
- 1 cup water or unsweetened almond milk
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp chopped pecans (optional)
- Combine water or milk, salt, and vanilla in a pan; bring to a boil.
- Add the oats and simmer for about 4 to 5 minutes; remove from heat.
- Let it sit for a few minutes to thicken.
- Stir in the maple syrup and cinnamon; add pecans if desired.
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