Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal

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Eating a breakfast of hearty, old-fashioned rolled oats in the morning will keep you satisfied until lunchtime. This oatmeal recipe includes raisins for a bit of natural sweetness with no added sugar.

From Forks Over Knives — The Plant-Based Way to Health

Ingredients

  • 4 cups water

  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1⁄2 cup raisins

  • 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1⁄4 teaspoon salt

  • Vanilla soy or rice milk, optional

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a heavy saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil, lower heat, and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes, or until cooked to your liking.
  3. Serve plain or with vanilla soy or rice milk, if using.

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Variations:

For Cinnamon-Apricot Oatmeal, replace raisins with 1⁄2 cup chopped dried apricots. Cook as directed.

For Cinnamon-Apple Oatmeal, reduce water to 3 1⁄4 cups and replace raisins with one apple, peeled and coarsely chopped. Cook as directed.

For Cinnamon-Jam Oatmeal, omit raisins, cook as directed, and top each serving with a dollop (about 1 teaspoon) of fruit-sweetened jam or jelly.

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Jo Stepaniak

Jo Stepaniak, MSEd, has been involved with vegetarian- and vegan-related issues for over five decades. She is the author and co-author of eighteen books on compassionate living and vegan cuisine and has been a contributing author to many other books, pamphlets, national publications, and magazines. Jo is the senior editorial director at Book Publishing Company and a former community and victim-offender mediator. Her award-winning column Ask Jo! appears on her Web site Grassroots Veganism.

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