Oatmeal Breakfast Recipes

3 Healthy, Balanced, and Filling Recipes for People with Diabetes

Oatmeal breakfast with bananas, walnuts, and blueberries
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Many people with diabetes reach for oatmeal to start their day. Why oatmeal? Because it is a good source of soluble fiber and also has a small amount of fat. As a component of a diabetes-friendly breakfast, these characteristics will help with both glucose and morning appetite control. Seasonal fruit or frozen fruit can be substituted in all recipes, but watch out for added sugar.

These three recipes, as well as other breakfast ideas for diabetics, are well balanced, providing plenty of nutrition while never skimping on taste.

 

Trail Mix Oatmeal

  • 1/4 cup granola
  • 8 pecan halves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • 1 cup cooked oatmeal

Add granola, pecans, raisins, and cinnamon to a bowl of hot cooked oatmeal and stir.
(444 calories, 9 grams fiber, 3 grams saturated fat)

Berry Almond Crunch Oatmeal

  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 6 almonds, chopped
  • 1 cup cooked oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon sugar substitute (optional)
  • 1 cup skim milk

Add raspberries and almonds to a bowl of hot cooked oatmeal and stir. If raspberries seem tart or are not in season, consider adding a teaspoon of sugar substitute. Serve with a glass of skim milk.
(395 calories, 14 grams fiber, 1 gram saturated fat)

Banana Nut Oatmeal 

  • 1 small banana, diced
  • 4 walnut halves, chopped
  • 1 cup cooked oatmeal
  • 1 cup skim milk

Add banana and walnuts to a bowl of hot cooked oatmeal and stir. Serve with a glass of skim milk.
(377 calories, 7 grams fiber, 1 gram saturated fat)

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