I recently mentioned how important it is to understand what you’re eating, and to pay careful attention to low sugar options. This is very relevant when it comes to breakfast cereal. Many cereals are seemingly healthy, but the added sugar content often makes it so the fiber and nutrients you get, are offset by very high sugar amounts.
Oatmeal is a good example of this, since it has so little flavor without sugar. Some of the best tasting oatmeal has reined sugar and LOTS of it!
At home, I make my oatmeal with only natural ingredients. Sometimes it is a sweet treat later in the day if I haw sweet craving. Dried fruit such as raisins or dried blueberries work perfectly. They are very sweet, so just 2 tablespoons added is enough to add sweetness in every bite.
For this barley and oat combination, I added:
*1/2 tablespoon chia seeds
*1/8 cup dried blueberries
*1/4 cup rolled oats
*1/4 cup dried barley cereal
*1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
*1/2 to 1 cup boiling water
Slowly add boiling water until well combined. Let sit for about 5 minutes before enjoying.