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Oatmeal Breakfast Recipes

Healthy, Balanced, and Filling Oatmeal Breakfast Recipe Ideas for Diabetics

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Updated July 09, 2010

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Oatmeal Breakfast Recipes

Oatmeal is a wise part of a diabetic's breakfast.

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Many diabetics reach for oatmeal to start their day, and these oatmeal breakfast recipes can help you do it, too.

Why oatmeal? Oatmeal is a good source of soluble fiber and also has a small amount of fat in it. As a component of a diabetic breakfast, these characteristics will help you with both glucose and morning appetite control.

Seasonal fruit or frozen fruit (watch for added sugar) can be substituted in all recipes, which are all nutritionally balanced and provide 55 to 60 grams of carbohydrate.

Trail Mix Oatmeal

  • 1 cup cooked oatmeal
  • 1/4 cup granola
  • 8 pecan halves, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp of raisins
  • Dash of cinnamon

Add granola, pecans, raisins and cinnamon to a bowl of hot cooked oatmeal and stir.
(60 grams carbohydrate, 400 calories, 28% calories from fat)

Berry Almond Crunch Oatmeal

  • 1 cup cooked oatmeal
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 6 almonds, chopped
  • 1 tsp sugar substitute (optional)
  • 1 cup skim milk

Add fresh, juicy raspberries and almonds to a bowl of hot cooked oatmeal and stir. If raspberries seem tart or are not in season, consider adding a teaspoon of sugar substitute. Serve with a glass of skim milk.
(57 grams of carbohydrate, 350 calories, 14% calories from fat)

Banana Nut Oatmeal
More satisfying than a banana nut muffin!

  • 1 cup cooked oatmeal
  • 1 small (4oz) banana, diced
  • 4 walnut halves, chopped
  • 1 cup skim milk

Add banana and walnuts to a bowl of hot cooked oatmeal and stir. Serve with a glass of skim milk.
(57 grams of carbohydrate, 350 calories, 14% calories from fat)

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