Nourishing Oats

Posted on January 23, 2023

Looking for an easy nutritionally packed breakfast? For this Harvest of the Month, Tony DiStefano, Whitsons' Director of Strategic Operations, demonstrates his Easy Overnight Oats recipe.

Oats are one of those wonderful superfoods that are full of countless nutritional benefits, containing important vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants. Oats have been known to aid in weight loss, lower blood sugar levels and reduce the risk of heart disease. Need another idea for a healthy breakfast or even a snack that’s not the same old oatmeal in a bowl? Try our granola mix on top of your yogurt, as cereal or as a quick and crunchy munch!

RECIPE: Cinnamon Maple Granola
4 cups

4 cups old fashioned oats
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/3 cup light brown sugar
½ cup pure maple syrup
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 ½ tsp. vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In the meantime, prepare a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and stir to coat. Transfer oatmeal mixture to the lined baking sheet. Spread out into an even layer, pressing down to compress the mixture. Bake for 35-40 minutes. Remove from oven and cool, untouched, for 45 minutes. Break into pieces and enjoy or store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.