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February 24, 2020 • Healthy Eating & Nutrition

4 Reasons to Eat More Steel-Cut Oatmeal

Steel Cut Oats Breakfast

  1. Relative to ready-to-eat breakfast cereals, oatmeal, especially the steel- cut variety, offers greater satiety (feelings of fullness).
  2. Oatmeal has all the proven health benefits attributed to eating intact whole grains, which include protection from heart disease, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and obesity.
  3. Oatmeal is uniquely high in a special type of soluble fiber, beta-glucan, that is one of Nature’s most powerful cholesterol-lowering agents.
  4. Quick cooking steel cut oats are now available in several brands – including Quaker and McCann’s.

Chocolate Banana Oatmeal

Serves 1

This recipe is decadently delicious and great for you. It is my breakfast of choice on a chilly winter morning. Kids will love it too.


  • A single serving of quick cooking steel cut oats. (now available in a few brands from the standard grocer)

  • ½ large ripe banana or 1 small banana

  • 2 tsp smooth peanut butter or almond butter

  • 4 oz. of Greek plain non-fat yogurt

  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder

  • Dash or two of cinnamon (optional)


Prepare the oatmeal according to package instructions. (I use the microwave.) Add the banana and use the back of a fork to mash it up and then stir it into the oatmeal. Add the remaining ingredients and stir until well blended. You can pop it back into the microwave if you want it hotter. Feel free to add any other fruit or to top it with some nuts, wheat germ, hemp kernels or ground flax. The banana, nut butter, and cocoa powder are essential though – together they create a flavor combination that will give your taste buds a real treat.

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