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All About Oats

Fran Costigan - All About Oats

This event was on Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at 1:00 pm Pacific, 4:00 pm Eastern

Join renowned plant-based pastry chef Fran Costigan, Rouxbe Director of Vegan Pastry, for a Live Event focused on oats. Oats are not only good for your heart and general health but a… Read More.



Are oats OK on a low glycemic diet? Are there ways to prepare oats that lowers the glycemic index?

— Barbara Fingold


You want to eat oats that are less processed. You never want to eat the instant oats. They will likely spike your blood sugar. So I would stick with steel cut oats and remember that it's the toppings on your oats that are going to help regulate your blood sugar. So I have been taught that cinnamon, true cinnamon is a blood sugar regulator. I like using, um, some walnuts or other nuts on my oatmeal or greens and fruit and that should help.
Fran Costigan

Fran Costigan

Director of Vegan Pastry