Eat Smart  |  Posted 10.23.14

Fruity Morning Oatmeal

Fruity Morning Oatmeal

There are two schools of oatmeal eaters: those who like it plain and those who prefer it sweetened. If you are a member of the sweet camp, top with a bit of brown sugar.

Oatmeal has many heart-healthy benefits. It is low in saturated fat and sodium and is full of iron, magnesium, and fiber. Oats can lower cholesterol levels because of their soluble-fiber content.

To adapt this recipe for people experiencing constipation, add dried fruit, such as raisins and dried cranberries, and leave the peel on the apple. You can also use a pear instead of the apple.

Makes 2 servings.

Prep Time: 15 minutes or less
Total Time: 15 minutes or less

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups low-fat milk
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 apple, peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 1 sp light brown sugar, optional

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan over medium-high heat, combing the milk and salt and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium, stir in the oats and apple and cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened. Just before serving, sprinkle with brown sugar.

Nutritional Information Per Serving: Calories 270, Total Fat 5 g, Total Carbohydrate 46 g, Dietary Fiber 5 g, Sugars 17 g, Protein 13 g, Sodium 250 mg