Quaker Oatmeal has qualified for the American Heart Association's “heart-check,” which identifies foods that are heart-healthy and can be included in a healthy eating plan. Oatmeal can also aid in maintaining a healthy weight as part of a diet rich in fiber. All Quaker Oatmeal -- Old-fashioned and Instant -- are whole-grain foods and provide proven health benefits.
A healthy Breakfast doesn't have to be challenging - it can be as simple as a bowl of Old Fashioned Quaker Oatmeal topped with blueberries and a glass of Tropicana orange juice.
Fun Facts about Oatmeal:
1. The most popular oatmeal toppings are: milk, sugar and fruit (raisins, bananas).
Oatmeal cookies are the number one non-cereal usage for oatmeal, followed by meatloaf.
Quaker Oats registered the first trademark for a breakfast cereal. The trademark was a figure of a man dressed in Quaker clothing.
Eighty percent of U.S. households have oatmeal in their cupboard.
Oats were one of the earliest cereals cultivated by man. They were known in ancient China as long ago as 7,000 B.C. The ancient Greeks were the first people known to have made a recognizable porridge (cereal) from oats.
Helps Lower Cholesterol
Made With Whole Grain Oats
Good Source Of Calcium & Iron
Microwave In 2 Minutes
Meet American Heart Association Food Criteria
Recipe for Oatmeal Raisin Cookies --
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) margarine, softened
3 tablespoons granulated sugar or 2 tablespoons heat-stable sugar substitute equal to 3 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup egg substitute or 2 egg whites, lightly beaten
3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup frozen unsweetened apple juice concentrate (thawed)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
1-1/2 cups Quaker® Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
1/3 cup raisins, chopped
1. Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray cookie sheet with cooking spray.
2. In large bowl, beat margarine and sugar or sweetener until creamy. Add egg substitute; beat well. Add applesauce, apple juice concentrate and vanilla; beat well. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well. Add oats and raisins; mix well.
3. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheets.
4. Bake 15 to 17 minutes or until firm to the touch and light golden brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered.
Yields: About 3 Dozen
Oatmeal Recipe to Soothe dry, itchy skin:
1 cup Oatmeal, 1 cup warm water, 1 tablespoon vanilla extract, and 1/2 cup baking soda in a blender or food processor until you have a smooth paste.
Pour this paste under the running water while drawing a bath. Very soothing to dry, itchy skin.