Creamy Oatmeal with Maple Syrup, Cinnamon and Dried Cranberries

One of the best low-glycemic foods (the ones that keep your blood sugar low) is oatmeal. This is the type of “stick-to-your-ribs” food that keeps you full longer. Forget cold cereals or bagels in the morning if you want to stay satisfied until lunch. The nutritional analysis is for oatmeal made with water; the milk adds an extra 45 calories per serving, but it also provides calcium and protein.

1. Bring the oatmeal and water or milk to a boil in a medium saucepan. Reduce the heat as low as possible, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes, or until the oatmeal is cooked and the liquid has been absorbed.

2. Remove from the heat, add the maple syrup, cinnamon and cranberries and serve hot.

1 1/3 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
2 Tbsp pure maple syrup
1/3 cup dried cranberries
2 3/4 cups water or low-fat milk
1 tsp ground cinnamon

Nutritional Analysis per Serving

Calories 150
Protein 5.7 g
Fat 2.3 g
Saturated Fat 0.4 g
Carbohydrates 38 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 9 mg
Fiber 5g

Prep Time:2 minutes
Cook Time:5 minutes

Serves 6