January is National Oatmeal Month. For everything you need to know about this very healthy whole grain, check out the Whole Grains Council website. You’ll find information on health benefits, cooking tips and recipes, historical/cultural facts, and much, much more.
The list of documented and possible health benefits associated with oatmeal is especially impressive. This alone is a pretty compelling reason to learn to like oats if you don’t already.
Oats can also be cooked and eaten in so many ways. Of course, everyone thinks of oatmeal as a breakfast food, but that’s only the beginning. Oats can feature in breads, sides, and desserts, and can also serve as an extender in meatloaf and burgers.
You’ll find plenty of slow-cooker recipes for oats in all of the Fix-It and Forget-It cookbooks. Here’s a slow-cooker recipe for Apple Oatmeal to get you started.