Best Breakfast Oatmeal

By ADW|2017-01-06T10:22:19-05:00Updated: July 10th, 2009|Breakfast, Diabetes Recipes|0 Comments


  • 3 cups skim milk
  • 1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1/3 cup dried fruit bits or raisins
  • 1 medium apple
  • 3 tbsp raw, unsalted, sunflower seeds, toasted
  • 1/4 – 1/2 tablespoon maple extract
  • 2 1/2 – 3 1/2 tsp Equal for Recipes (8 to 12 packets Equal sweetener or 1/3 to 1/2 cups Equal Spoonful)
  • 2 to 3 dashes of salt
  • Ground cinnamon


  1. Peal and core apple and cut into cubes.
  2. In a medium sauce pan, combine milk oats, fruit bits or raisins, apple, sunflower seeds and maple extract.
  3. On medium high heat, bring mixture to boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and simmer until thickened (about 2-3 minutes)
  4. Stir in Equal and salt
  5. Serve warm or hot with a sprinkle of cinnamon on top

Food Exchanges: 1 Milk, 2 Bread, 1 Fat

Nutritional Info (per serving):
Makes 4 Servings
Calories:    280
Protein:    13g
Carbohydrates:    45g
Fat:    6g
Cholesterol:    3mg
Sodium:    65mg
Total Carbs:    164mg

Recipe and photograph courtesy of Merisant Corporation and the NutraSweet Company, makers of Equal.

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ADW Diabetes is a diabetic supply mail order company that is dedicated to keeping diabetes management affordable. ADW takes a leading role in offering free diabetic education through Destination Diabetes, an informational component of the ADW website featuring tips and advice from diabetes and nutrition experts, diabetic recipes and more.

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