Lo-Co Recipes for The Low Cholesterol Cookbook and Action Plan

Recipes to include in The Low Cholesterol Cookbook and Action Plan:


Overnight Oatmeal with Almonds and Apples
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
9 hr
Total Time
9 hr 10 mins

An easy-to-make low cholesterol triple threat featuring three cholesterol-lowering ingredients: oatmeal, almonds and apples. Make the oatmeal overnight in a slow cooker, and add flavor and crunch with cinnamon, almonds and apples in the morning.

Course: Breakfast
Servings: 4
Calories: 215 kcal
Author: Karen Swanson
Oatmeal (for 4 servings)
  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
Topping (per serving)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon or more, or more to taste
  • 1 apple peeled and sliced or diced, or more to taste
  • 1/2 oz raw almonds (about 12) or more, to taste
  1. Combine oats, water and skim milk in a slow cooker and set to low heat. Cover and let cook for 8 to 9 hours (overnight).

  2. In the morning, stir and portion into serving bowl. Peel and slice or chop apples and almonds. Top individual bowls with cinnamon, almonds and apples to taste.

  3. Store any leftover oatmeal (without toppings) in an airtight container in the refrigerator. For another breakfast, just add skim milk (about 1/4-1/3 cup), stir, and microwave until hot, stirring after first minute.  Add toppings and enjoy.

Recipe Notes
  • Add the amount of water in the recipe - it looks like a lot, but it's not. It will be thick by morning.
  • I like to chop the apple and almonds to get maximum crunch per bite.

Nutrition Facts
Overnight Oatmeal with Almonds and Apples
Amount Per Serving
Calories 215 Calories from Fat 77
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.6g 13%
Saturated Fat 0.8g 4%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 25mg 1%
Potassium 310mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 30.5g 10%
Dietary Fiber 6.1g 24%
Sugars 10.5g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 3%
Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 9%
Iron 9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.