Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free, Naturally Sweet Oatmeal Packed with Omega 3

by Susan

My six year old Julia is constantly asking to eat something NEW.

“Mommy, I want to eat something I’ve NEVER had before. Make it with new ingredients that I’ve never tasted before!”

Ummmm… yeah… Julia is not exactly your typical six year old.

She’s a fantastic eater in some ways, but she’ll love a food one day and be bored by it the next. On many occasions, she’s begged for us to have salmon and asparagus for dinner, but another night those same dishes won’t interest her.

Now it’s not that I don’t like cooking, but I’m just so busy that I tend to resort to easy recipes that I’m used to making. But as Julia gets older, her request for NEW foods gets harder to ignore. I mean, if a 6 year old actually WANTS to try new recipes, I’d better jump on board.

In the spirit of trying new foods and after learning more about the benefits of eating Gluten-Free foods, I decided to make a super healthy oatmeal recipe for myself to replace my usual morning wheat based cereal.

Ultra-Healthy Oatmeal


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I know Julia likes oatmeal, so I decided to feed her a few bites from my bowl to see if she’d eat it.

healthy oatmealTo my surprise, she LOVED it, and both her sister Sophia and the pickiest eater in the world – their cousin Olivia – even ate some too.

There is NO added sugar and a ton of healthy ingredients. Every time I make myself some, they gobble it up.

The cinnamon and prunes make this oatmeal naturally sweet and full of flavor. No added sugar is necessary, but if you want to sprinkle in a dash, we won’t tell anyone.

Please note that oats may be contain traces of wheat.

I never measure the ingredients when I make it myself… but something close to the following will work well.
 

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Ultra-Healthy Naturally Sweet Oatmeal
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Recipe type: Breakfast
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Serves: 1
 
Sugar-free, gluten-free, naturally sweet oatmeal packed with Omega-3.
Ingredients
  • ½ cup quick oats
  • 2 Tbsp flaxmeal
  • 1 Tbsp ground chia
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • pinch salt (optional)
  • ¾ cup water
  • 6 dried pitted prunes
  • ½ cup milk (optional)
Instructions
  1. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl
  2. Add prunes
  3. Add water
  4. Microwave on high for 1 min 30 sec
  5. Stir
  6. Add milk if desired and enjoy
Notes
Amounts don’t need to be exact. Chopping the prunes first helps make the oatmeal taste sweeter and is recommended if serving to children.

 

 

Your Turn:

Do you have a tasty Gluten Free recipe we should try?  Submit it to the Udi’s Look Again It’s Gluten Free Recipe Contest on Facebook  - #gfcontest

Now that I know about Udi’s Gluten Free Living Community, I’ll be looking there for ideas for other Gluten Free recipes.

I loved combining new flavors and gluten free ingredients to create this delicious recipe. Now I’m curious to know, what do you enjoy most about trying something new?

For your chance to win a $350 William Sonoma gift card to purchase a Kitchen Aid Mixer or other gluten free cooking tool of your choice, complete these two steps:

1. Share the Udi’s Look Again, It’s Gluten Free Recipe Contest with your friends (be sure to include a direct link to your social media post)
2. Tell us that you’ve invited your friends to enter the Look Again, It’s Gluten Free Recipe Contest AND tell us what you enjoy most about trying something new below

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Susan Carraretto and her identical twin, Janice Croze, created 5 Minutes for Mom in 2006. Susan loves all social media, but her top addiction these days is Pinterest. She recently published a children's book titled "The Pest Detectives" which you can download now in digital format for free.

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1 mortgage broker March 19, 2012 at 1:23 pm

what a fascinating story, I believe you’re very lucky to have such a foody like your six-year-old daughter Julia constantly wanting to experiment and try new tastes. Well I have the opposite my four-year-old child is extremely picky and has a fear of anything fishy, ever since he got a minor poisoning from shellfish. But I will definitely make some of your recipes as they look delicious.

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