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Berry Good Oatmeal
Courtesy of Cherry Marketing Institute
Prep Time: 5 Min.
Cook Time: 10 Min.
What you need:
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+ 2-1/2c. lowfat milk (1% for nutrition analysis)
+ 1/4 tsp. salt
+ 1 c. old-fashioned rolled oats
+ 2/3 c. mixed dried berries and cherries (red tart cherries, blueberries and strawberries)
+ 1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon
+ 2 tsp. packed brown sugar
+ 4 tsp. chopped toasted pecans or walnuts, optional (see directions below)
What to do:
1. Bring 2 c. milk and the salt to boil in a medium saucepan. Stir in dried oats; then stir in dried berries and cherries and cinnamon. Reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 min., stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
2. To serve, spoon oatmeal into bowls. Pour 2 Tbsp. milk over each serving. Sprinkle with brown sugar and, if desired, nuts.
Note: To toast nuts: Preheat oven to 350 °F. Spread nuts in a single layer in a baking pan. Bake about 8 min. or until lightly toasted. Cool nuts before chopping.
Serving size is 1/2 c.
Calories: 219; Total Fat: 3g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 8mg; Total Carbs: 40g; Fiber: 3g; Protein: 9g; Sodium: 214mg;