I’m not a fan of baked oatmeal, I’m not sure why… just never a favorite. I am however a huge fan of oatmeal that’s been cooked, used in overnight oats, baked in in cookies or raw in smoothies- count me in! I wanted to make a muffin that was healthy and perfect for on-the-go breakfast for a busy week ahead. I wanted to appeal to everyone – kids included. One daughter loves dried fruit, the other despises it. Hubby is allergic to chocolate. Okay…. so I made two batches. One without chocolate and one with vegan chocolate chips (mini, so they weren’t loaded but still tempting). It worked! Every morning, I saw one or two of these walking out the door in someone’s hands and I was happy. Whole grains – gluten free makes for a happy mom!
It is National Whole Grain Sampling Day today… so this is the perfect recipe to share. This year I’m a Whole Grain Ambassador. I partnered with this council because whole grains have numerous benefits. Did you know?
Brown rice isn’t the only whole grain rice? It also comes in black (which you’ve seen me cook with), red and purple. What a great way to get your kids interested in eating rice.
3 servings a day of whole grains cuts blood pressure, reducing stroke by 5-20% according to a 2010 study by Scotland doctors.
Sprouting grains increases many of the grains key nutrients including B, C, folate and fiber.
Whole grains are not only fabulous for your health, they provide key nutrients you need to keep moving and stay healthy. They also taste incredible! I have hundreds of whole grain recipes on my site for recipe ideas. Here are just a few for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dinner and snacking.
They Whole Grain Council is also generously sharing (as they did with me) a box of whole grain goodies for one of my KTC friends. Please leave a comment below to be entered or on this post in my Instagram feed. US residents only. A winner will be announced tonight at 8 pm EST. The winner must email me their mailing address within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen.
Lark Johnson from Texas was the winner. She entered via Instagram and has already submitted her information. This giveaway is now over.
Disclosure: I received a selection of whole grain products to sample but was not compensated for this post. All opinions are my own.
— Knead to Cook