Starbucks Pumpkin Bread
Homemade Baked Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal
Not only is the taste of my homemade version amazing, but the nutrition is really in the numbers. You are saving yourself over 100 calories with the baked oatmeal, and over 400mg of sodium! The fat content is similar because I added healthy fats to mine like coconut oil and olive oil. Focusing on the quality of the ingredients is just as important as the numbers; sometimes even more important! The difference in carbohydrate is astounding! At an almost 40 carb difference between the two this would be an ideal alternative for somebody with diabetes or watching their sugars. Speaking of sugars, 39 vs. 3 is slightly outrageous. Many people eat this pumpkin bread with a Starbucks drink which is also likely loaded with sugar. Consuming that much sugar, especially first thing in the morning, is so hard on your pancreas.
I added in the nutritional info regarding DHA because it is a great source of fat necessary for brain development and maintenance.
By adding oats to your diet you are doing your heart a favor. When oats move through the digestive system the fiber in them actually inhibits your body from absorbing as much cholesterol from the food you eat. This can lower your LDL (lousy cholesterol), which can decrease your risk for heart attacks and strokes.