Oatmeal with Fruit and Nuts
START TO FINISH: 20 minutes MAKES 4 servings
3 cups water
1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
11⁄3 cups regular rolled oats
1 small apple or pear, chopped
1⁄4 cup snipped pitted whole dates (optional)
2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted
1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
Fat-free milk, warmed (optional)
1 In a medium saucepan combine the water, cinnamon, and salt. Bring to boiling; stir in oats. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cover and let stand until oatmeal reaches desired consistency.
2 Divide oatmeal among cereal bowls. Top with apple, dates (if desired), almonds, and brown sugar. If desired, serve with warm milk.
PER SERVING: 148 cal., 3 g total fat (0 g sat. fat), 0 mg chol., 152 mg sodium, 27 g carb., 4 g fiber, 4 g pro.
make it vegan
Do not use optional milk, or substitute soymilk for dairy milk.