5 TASTY WAYS TO ENJOY OATS


Fuel up with this heart-healthy whole grain

ADD THEM TO MUESLI
Mix 1¼ cups oats, ½ cup skim milk and ½ cup low-fat plain yogurt; let stand 15 minutes. Mix ½ cup orange juice, ¼ cup honey, ¾ cup almonds, 2½ cups fresh fruit, and 1 cup shredded apples. Stir mixture into oats

ROLL THEM INTO BITES
Mix 1 cup oats, ½ cup nut butter and ground flax, ¼ cup honey, ¼ cup coconut flakes, and ¼ cup cacao nibs. Form balls. Chill

PUT THEM IN A PANCAKE
Whisk ½ cup old-fashioned oats, 3 egg whites, ½ shredded apple, and ¼ tsp cinnamon. Spoon mixture onto pan. Flip when pancakes bubble

USE THEM IN BREAD PUDDING
Blend raw or toasted oats and mix with panko flakes or ground almonds/walnuts to create a nutritious breading for steak, chicken, or fish

MAKE THEM IN A BURGER
Cook 1 cup black beans and 1 cup white beans. Mash and mix with 1½ cups oats, 1 cup roasted bell pepper, ¾ cup water, and dashes of black pepper, chili powder, and cumin. Form patties. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes