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Reginald Donaldson
(worth) - MLife

Locale: Wind River Range
Date Maple Nut Instant Oatmeal on 12/07/2008 10:23:46 MST Print View

Date Maple Nut Instant Oatmeal

3 cups quick cooking oatmeal
10 teaspoons maple sugar granules
5 teaspoons brown sugar blend Splenda
1 cup walnuts
10 teaspoons chopped dates

To make individual instant packets:
Process 1/2 cup oats in blender on high until powdery.
Into 10 ziplock bags combine the following ingredients:
2 - 4 teaspoons powdered oats (divide into an equal amount)
1/4 cup unpowdered oats
1/2 teaspoon brown sugar blend Splenda
1 teaspoon maple sugar granules
1-1/2 tablespoons walnuts
2 teaspoons chopped dates

To serve, empty packet into a bowl. Add 3/4 cup boiling water. Stir and let stand for 2 minutes. Adjst water amount for thicker or thinner oatmeal.

Each serving contains:
204.4 calories
26.4 Gm carbohydrates
1.1 Gm fiber
7 Gm protein
8.6 Gm fat

victoria maki
(clt1953) - F

Locale: northern minnesota
re:maple nut instant oatmeal on 12/07/2008 10:38:19 MST Print View

reginald. your recipe sounds great, but may i give a suggestion? add a protein powder(either whey or soy) to up the protein. it doesn't alter the flavor all that much. thanks for the recipe...

Reginald Donaldson
(worth) - MLife

Locale: Wind River Range
Bingo! on 12/12/2008 14:13:03 MST Print View

You are absolutely correct. Vanilla flavored whey powder goes great with the Christmas Granola!

Laurie Ann March
(Laurie_Ann) - F

Locale: Ontario, Canada
upping the protein on 12/17/2008 08:00:44 MST Print View

Great recipe!

I've been using maple and dates together for a long time in our hot breakfasts. My son just adores it on a cold winter morning before we walk to school. I love the flavors.

Another really great way to up the protein is to use quinoa instead of oatmeal. It works really well and gives you all of your aminos.