Low-Sugar Oatmeal with Kidsweet™

Start your day off right with a nice hot bowl of Kidsweet™ oatmeal! Packed with nutrition and minimal sugar, you and your kids will love it. This recipe includes Instant Pot directions to make it even faster and easier!

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Hearty, Healthier Oatmeal Yum
Lots of people like their oatmeal a little bit sweet, but a big dollop of sugar isn't what we need for breakfast. Never fear - Kidsweet™ oatmeal is just as good, and packed with nutrition. The kids (and their parents...) will eat it up. A serving of Kidsweet™ oatmeal is only about three grams of sugar (from the milk, and six if you add molasses), far better than any of the commercial sweetened oatmeal blends. Making it in an Instant Pot takes most of the work out of the cooking process.
Bowl of oatmeal made with Kidsweet™
Course Breakfast
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Course Breakfast
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Bowl of oatmeal made with Kidsweet™
Instructions
  1. Start your water getting hot. Six minutes in a full-power microwave will do it.
  2. Melt butter in your pot on high. If you're using an Instant Pot, put it on sautee/high.
  3. When the butter is melted add the oats. Stir in the butter right away and then stir occasionally so the oats toast but do not burn.
  4. A minute before the oats will be toasted thoroughly, add the cinnamon and stir for the last minute.
  5. Now add the boiling hot water. There may be splashing, roiling, and steam, so use your safety gear.
  6. Now add the salt, Kidsweet™, and molasses (if using). Stir to combine.
  7. If you are using a conventional pot, boil on medium-high until most of the water is absorbed/evaporated, stirring occasionally. For an Instant Pot, just continue.
  8. Add the milk and hemp oil and stir to integrate. You can skip the hemp oil or use another type of oil, but it's a great way to get Omega-3's in to the kids and it adds a subtle nutty flavor.
  9. For a conventional pot, continue boiling on medium until the milk is mostly but not entirely absorbed, stirring occasionally. For an Instant Pot, on manual mode, set it for 12 minutes and cook with natural release (but turn off the pot).
  10. Stir again when cooking is done. Serve as-is or with a sprinkling of Cinnamon Kidsweet™ on top.

Lower Fat & Lower Sugar Sweet Potato Fries

We’re always reading about food science and were surprised to come across a paper that said that low-temperature deep frying doesn’t actually add a significant amount of fat to the food, as “we all know”. This had to be tested!

With sweet potatoes on sale for 39 cents a pound at Hannaford, we had plenty on hand, so we heated up the Instant Pot to 275°F (saute high) with our very best fryer oil (mostly lard and peanut oil today) and while it did take a while (about 35 minutes), these are easily the best fries we’ve ever made! Just a light sprinkle of salt and a generous helping of Kidsweet™ “Honey” Mustard Sauce, and we were in sweet-fries heaven! Give it a shot!

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"Honey" Mustard Sauce Yum
This is a simple "honey"-mustard sauce that works because Kidsweet™ has been designed to have an "echo" of honey in its flavor profile. Not to knock honey, but if you want a zero-carb, zero-sugar "honey"-mustard sauce, this is a good standby. Make up a large batch of it to keep in the fridge.
Sweet Potato Fries with "Honey" Mustard Sauce
Course Condiments
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Course Condiments
Servings
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Sweet Potato Fries with "Honey" Mustard Sauce
Instructions
  1. - mix all ingredients together and enjoy.
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