Lazy Daisy Oatmeal Cake

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This Lazy Daisy Oatmeal Cake will remind you yet again of the terrific value of oats. Try this recipe today and you will agree that they add texture, flavor and a lovely undertone of subtle buttery sweetness to your cakes. Soon you will be adding oats to everything you cook.

Oats, like so many grains, are harvested in the fall but available for purchase year round. They are roasted and then the hard outer kernel is stripped away; however, this does not remove any of the bran or germ thus making oats a food rich in nutritious value. Oats eaten as oatmeal can significantly lower cholesterol levels and help reduce your chance of coronary heart disease and cardiovascular disease. Oats are an excellent source for anti-oxidants to help keep your heart strong, and disease at bay, especially for menopausal women.

Oats also help stabilize blood sugar. So, in recipes such as this one, where a substantial amount of processed sugar is part of the recipe, oats help to slow the absorption of the sugars, thus decreasing the spike or sugar high that accompanies fast sugar consumption. Oats also help lower the likelihood of Type 2 diabetes, a fast growing problem not only among adults, but also children today. It is anticipated that obesity, a key indicator of diabetes tendency, will increase to 70 million children by 2050. So eat your oats!This cake includes a generous amount of oats along with its other ingredients. Another excellent ingredient it calls for is coconut. You can buy unsweetened coconut for added nutritional benefit to your food.

An excellent way to use oats is to grind them very fine in your food processor and substitute the ground oats any time you need to use flour in a recipe. Ground oats can also be used instead of cornstarch or other food thickeners. These are just some of the ways you can start to include oats in your daily regime.Find out how to make this recipe and many others at the website, The Southern Lady Cooks, by following the link below.

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