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Heart Healthy Recipes, Issue #080 - Heart Healthy Oats
January 30, 2024

Heart Healthy Oats

This month's Heart Healthy Recipes’ newsletter features the many benefits of oats. Also, included are oat recipes of granola and overnight oats.

Benefits of Oats:

Nutrient-rich oats are excellent for adding to many dishes and meals, including vegan meatloaf, salads, and more. The health benefits of oats, including for the heart, are many. According to an article published in 2021, oats may help the immune system as being part of a balanced diet.

In addition, oats may help reduce chronic inflammation, which is considered to be a factor in some heart diseases. Studies have also shown that oat intake is associated with potential weight loss and possible reduced insulin resistance. (

Heart-Healthy Granola

Basic, old-fashioned rolled oats recipe includes heart-healthy ingredients of walnuts, cinnamon, and ground flaxseeds. Granola naturally sweetened with applesauce.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats

1 cup walnuts, chopped

¼ cup flaxseeds, ground

2 teaspoons cinnamon

½ cup unsweetened applesauce

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

½ cup pure maple syrup

Recipe Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, mix oats, walnuts, flaxseeds, and cinnamon. In a medium bowl, add applesauce, vanilla, and maple syrup. Add applesauce mixture to large bowl of dry ingredients. Spread granola over baking sheet.

Bake for approximately 35-45 minutes - checking to ensure not burning. Gently stir granola at approximately 15 minutes.

Remove from oven and allow to cool for approximately 15 minutes.

Makes 12 servings.

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Breakfast Overnight Oats

Cocoa powder, along with heart-healthy ingredients of oats make a nutritious start to the day.

Recipe Ingredients:

1½ cups old-fashioned rolled oats

½ teaspoon cinnamon

1 tablespoon cocoa powder

1 cup almond or oat plant-based milk of choice

1½ cups berries (fresh or frozen) of choice

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

1-2 tablespoons maple syrup (optional)

Recipe Instructions:

In a large bowl, combine oats, cinnamon, and cocoa powder. Stir together. Add plant-based milk and remaining ingredients. Blend well.

Place equal amounts of oat mixture in four mason jars and top with a lid.

Allow to soak overnight, or at least 2-3 hours.

Makes 2-4 servings.

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