I recently came across this "heart-healthy" oatmeal recipe in this magazine. Nathan and I both thought it was yummy, and it's a great way to start the day!
Creamy cranberry oatmeal (makes 2 servings)
In a saucepan, bring 2. cups milk to boiling. Stir in 1 cup quick oats, 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon, 1/8 tsp. salt, and 2 T. dried cranberries. Cook over medium heat for two minutes, or until most of the milk is absorbed. Stir occasionally, then let stand until desired consistency. Stir in 2 T. ground flaxseed or toasted wheat germ.
The recipe suggests topping with raspberry jam. I added applesauce to Nathan's and a touch of brown sugar to mine. Delish!
I love granola bars, but they can be expensive and not always very nutritious. Here's a nice and easy alternative:
No-bake Granola Flax Treats
1/4 cup margarine
4 cups miniature marshmallows
1 cup quick cooking oats
1 cup crushed cinnamon graham cracker crumbs (I used honey grahams instead)
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup dry roasted sunflower seeds
1/2 cup ground flax
Melt margarine in a large saucepan over low heat; add marshmallows and stir continuously until mixture is smooth. Stir in oats, graham cracker crumbs, cranberries, sunflower seeds and flax. Mix until thoroughly combined. Spray 8"x8" baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Cool completely before cutting into squares.
Enjoy--anyone else have some winning recipes that call for flax?