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Snack Attack: Walnut Raisin Oatmeal

Cold weather makes me crave warm foods, which unfortunately take more time to prepare. That's why I like making a big batch of something and storing it in the fridge - then you can scoop out as much as you want and re-heat it for a quick warm snack or meal.

Walnut Raisin Oatmeal is one of my favorites, and it's not just for breakfast, anymore.

You'll need:

2 cups water or milk
2 cups 100% whole grain oats (you can also use quick oats - they just dontt have as much fiber)
1/3 cup maple syrup or honey
2 medium apples: cored, peeled, and diced
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup raisins or dried cranberries
1/2 cup walnuts

Bring the water or milk to a gentle boil. Stir in oats, apples, and syrup or honey. Return to a boil, then reduce to medium heat. Cook 5 minutes (1 minute for quick oats), or until liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat, then stir in cinnamon, walnuts, and raisins.

Place it in a big Tupperware container, or divide it into 4 containers, to be easily warmed up in the microwave later.

Why we love it:
Whole grains such as oats are healthy for your heart, lower your cholesterol, and are a good source of fiber.
Dried fruits such as raisins or cranberries give you energy, and are low in fat. Raisins are also good for your teeth.
Walnuts are high in "good" fats, so they help to reduce the "bad" cholesterol.

Do you have a great recipe featuring raisins? Then check out YumSugar's secret ingredient group because this week the ingredient is raisins!!!!!

Join The Conversation
BlackPowerBunny BlackPowerBunny 10 years
i've been trying to think of what else to add to my oatmeal. this sounds pretty good.
Sunkiss Sunkiss 10 years
Thanks a bunch, sound delish :P
Hera119 Hera119 10 years
oh i just love oatmeal
suzanne suzanne 10 years
I love oatmeal... thanks for the great ideas!
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 10 years
This looks very yummy! I love starting my day with a bowl of delicious oatmeal. I have a question though... Instead of walnuts can I use cashew nuts? Which nut is healthier?
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