Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Whole Grain Wednesdays: Oatmeal-Banana Waffles

Today's recipe features the whole grain oats!  Oats are a great grain, because they not only have the benefits found in all whole grains , but they also contain a special type of soluble fiber called beta-glucan.  Research has shown that eating beta-glucan can help you lower your blood cholesterol levels.  Beta-glucan is also beneficial for people with diabetes because it can help stabilize blood sugar levels. 

I like this recipe because it is quick, easy and delicious!

Oatmeal-Banana Waffles (adapted from Potpourri magazine)
2 cups oatmeal
2 cups water
1/2 banana, peeled
2 Tablespoons powdered milk
2 Tablespoons canola oil
1/4 teaspoon salt

Blend all the ingredients in a blender on high until smooth.  Heat a waffle iron on high until hot.  Coat the waffle iron with cooking spray.  Pour batter onto the waffle iron and cook 10 minutes or until browned.  Repeat until all batter is gone.

Crediting information:  Makes 18 servings.  Each serving creditable for 1 bread/bread alternate at breakfast or snack for 1-5 year old children.

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