It's smooth, full and crunchy texture pleases the most discerning palates. The honey and cinnamon add a sweet warming exotic flavor.
NUTRISH FACTOR: Oats are a whole grain and naturally gluten-free. However, because they are generally processed with gluten-containing grains, you'll need to buy a brand that says gluten-free if you are intolerant or celiac. Oats provide complex carbohydrates and are a rich source of the soluble dietary fiber-beta glucan. This helps stabilize blood sugar levels and is extremely helpful in type 2 diabetes. Oats are a nutrient-dense food making it a good choice for breakfast or a power snack. Only 1/2 cup provides 51 grams of carbohydrates, 5 grams of unsaturated fat, 8 grams of fiber, 300 calories and 191% of the RDI for manganese. This trace mineral is critical for carbohydrate metabolism and blood sugar regulation.
The little powerhouse sunflower and sesame seeds are sources of calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, fiber and B-vitamins.
Just recently we've begun to appreciate the health benefits of spices like cinnamon containing- cinnamaldehyde, cinnamic acid and cinnamate, compounds rich in antioxidants with anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, anti-microbial properties. This is a heart healthy snack, so eat up!
*HINT: You can grind the rolled oats in a Vitamix Machine or a high-speed blender instead of buying oat flour. May be slightly coarser but that's fine for this recipe.
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