January is National Oatmeal Month.
Lots of oatmeal is consumed in January. According to the Quaker Oats Company, Americans bought enough oatmeal in January of 1999 to make 470 million bowls!
Oatmeal is good for your heart. The soluble fiber in oatmeal can help to lower cholesterol. Oatmeal may also reduce blood pressure.
Popular ways to top off a bowl of oatmeal is with butter, milk, sugar (brown or white) and fruit. Some creative ways to eat oatmeal include adding peanut butter to the oatmeal or hiding a spoonful of jelly in the center.
Try some Peachy Oatmeal
1 cup old fashioned oats or quick oats
1-1/3 cup water
20 slices canned peach, cut into small pieces
1/2 cup canned peach juice
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar or honey, optional
Cook oats according to package directions using the amounts above and adding in the peaches and juice.
Stir in cinnamon, vanilla, and sugar.
Serve with milk.
How do you like to eat your oatmeal?