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Old 06-19-2007, 11:12 PM   #1  
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I hear so many people mentioning oatmeal in their diets that I decided to get some on my last grocery shopping trip. I opted for the Quaker Weight Control instant oatmeal, it's made with whole rolled oats, reduced sugar and lots of fiber and protein. I chose the Banana Bread flavor and man is it delicious!!! What are your favorite flavors?
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Old 06-19-2007, 11:16 PM   #2  
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When I'm really craving a dessert (or dessert for breakfast), I will make a packet of oatmeal (banana nut is also one of my favorites, I also like Maple nut) and will add a scoop of no sugar added low fat ice cream. Mmmm, like cobbler.
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I love to make the real (not instant) stuff and add whatever I'm in the mood for that day. It doesn't take long to make and I can add Splenda, a little vanilla, some almonds and cranberries, or chopped apples and cinnamon and walnuts, or blueberries and pecans... mmm, I'm getting hungry!
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My favorite was the blueberry one, but they just recently discontinued it! So I'm gonna try to incorporate some real or dried blueberries into my oatmeal from now on.
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Chopped apple, cinnamon, dried cranberries and a touch of brown sugar...a bowl full of lovin'! I don't like instant so I just make a big batch in my corckpot and keep it in the fridge. I've been known to eat it for a snack when I was craving sweets. Totally getting hungry now...
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I made crockpot oameal once, unfortunately I didn't have milk so I thought yogurt would be a good substitue. Eww, it was horrible. The yogurt had gotten even more sour, blegh. I need to try it again, because the idea of waking up to a nice warm bowl of real oatmeal sounds good.
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I don't buy the packaged kind b.c. I try to avoid added sugar and/or suralose et. al. I make the 5 min. stovetop kind, add dried or chopped fresh fruit for sweetness (sometimes applesauce). A few chopped walnuts is also tasty! And the 30 min. Scottish oats will keep you full all morning, but remember to make the extra time to cook it (and keep a close eye--they can burn easily).
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Old 06-24-2007, 06:10 PM   #8  
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How do you make oatmeal in the crockpot? Also how long will it then keep in the fridge and how do you reheat it? I have never heard of this being done.

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My mom's oatmeal: at night put in regular oatmeal, organic, into a bowl. Add seasame seeds, pumpkin seeds and any other nuts you like. Soak it in milk overnight covered. In the am add a little more organic milk. Eat. Enjoy.
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I have several favorite variations with my oatmeal:

1. Add a couple of teablespoons of canned pumpkinl then add Splenda and cinnamon - tastes like pumpkin pie!
2. Add a packet of sugar-free instant hot chocolate - yum!
3. Add a couple of the French Vanilla Splenda coffee stir-ins.
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I love oatmeal, though I don't usually have time in the am for even the regular quick cooking kind. But I found that Quaker's instant packages now have reduced sugar/increased fiber versions with whole oats. I buy the Wildberry flavour and it only has 150 cals per packet with 5g of fiber and 4g protein. I usually add to that fresh chopped fruit and two tbsp of skim milk.

YUM ... I love all oatmeal.
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How do you make oatmeal in the crockpot?
I make oatmeal in my little 1 quart crockpot all the time (I think it's called a crockette. Lol.) I normally make 2 servings (one for me one for DH.) I use steel cut oats and I mix 1/2c oats to 1 1/2c water, plus a pinch of salt. In the morning we divvy it up and put in additions to our preferences. I usually add 1T flax meal, 1/2c blueberries, 1t brown sugar, 1/2t cinnamon, and 1/4c soy milk. Yum!

I'm sure you could do it in larger quantities in a big crockpot. I would think it'd be okay in the fridge for 5-7 days, but you could always freeze some too.
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Zenor77, how do you reheat the oatmeal. I've heard of cooking it in a crockpot, but I've never heard of reheating it. I'd love to know how since one of my biggest concerns was wasting oatmeal (my husband won't touch the stuff).
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