by Gale Compton
Looking for a prefect pre-workout or pre-run food that provides tons of energy that lasts for hours? Look no further! Sweet Potato Oatmeal is one complex carb that provides lasting energy and tons of nutrients.
NOTE: The carbohydrates in this recipe are complex carbs that are stored and used as energy that lasts all day and are found primarily in the oats and sweet potato. Simple carbs cause an immediate spike in blood sugar and can be found in foods like pastries and candy.
Servings: 6 | Serving Size: 1 cup | Calories: 235 | Total Fat: 4 g | Saturated Fats: 1 g | Trans Fats: 0 g | Previous Points: 4 | Points Plus: 6 | Cholesterol: 3 mg | Sodium: 56 mg | Carbohydrates: 45 g | Dietary Fiber: 5 g | Sugars: 14 g | Protein: 8 g
- 1 cup steel cut oats
- 2 cups low-fat milk
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup grated sweet potato, or 1/2 cup cooked and mashed sweet potato
- 2 tablespoons unrefined sweetener, more or less to taste, I used coconut palm sugar...other options: sucanat, honey or 100% pure maple syrup
- Kosher or sea salt to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
Combine all ingredients in the slow cooker, cover and cook on low 2 to 2 1/2 hours, or until desired consistency is reached. Recommend 4-5 quart slow cooker.
If desired, add diced nuts and raisins.
STOVE TOP METHOD: Add all ingredients to a medium saucepan, bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer and cook approximately 20 - 25 minutes, or until desired consistency has been reached.