Oatmeal with a Twist

Serves 2

COST: $0.86

Per 11⁄2 cups

Calories: 240

Fat: 12g

Carbohydrates: 26g

Protein: 8g

Fiber: 3g

Sugar: 9g

Sodium: 34mg

1 cup water

1⁄2 cup rolled oats (not the quick-cooking type)

3 teaspoons apple juice

3 tablespoons ricotta cheese

2 tablespoons raisins

1⁄4 cup walnuts

1 teaspoon raw sugar

Ground cinnamon, to taste

Bring the water to a boil. Stir in the oats. Cover, reduce heat to low, and let the oats simmer for 10–15 minutes or until the water is nearly evaporated.
While the oats are cooking, stir the apple juice into the ricotta cheese, and then stir in the raisins.
Transfer the porridge to a large serving bowl. Stir in the ricotta cheese mixture, walnuts, and the sugar. Sprinkle with cinnamon, if desired. Serve hot with 1 cup of fruit for a complete breakfast.