Spiced Irish Oatmeal

PREP: 10 minutes COOK: 25 minutes MAKES 4 servings

3 cups water

1 cup steel-cut oats

1 tablespoon packed brown sugar

1⁄4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1⁄8 teaspoon salt

1⁄8 teaspoon ground allspice

Dash ground cloves or nutmeg

Fat-free milk (optional)

1 In a medium saucepan combine the water, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, allspice, and cloves. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 25 to 30 minutes or until oats are desired doneness, stirring occasionally. If desired, serve with milk.

PER SERVING: 174 cal., 3 g total fat (0 g sat. fat), 0 mg chol., 79 mg sodium, 31 g carb., 4 g fiber, 7 g protein.

make it vegan

Do not use optional milk, or substitute soymilk for dairy milk.

tip

Cook breakfast while you sleep. Make oatmeal in your slow cooker using hearty, old-fashioned oats cooked overnight on low for 7 to 9 hours. You’ll wake up to a tasty, no-fuss breakfast.