Cinnamon Fruit Oatmeal
Always a favorite, this simple oatmeal recipe can modified to your taste. Experiment with different fruits, nuts and seeds.
1 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup old-fashioned or steel cut oats (see note)
1/2 cup blueberries
2 apples, chopped
2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
1/4 cup raisins
In a saucepan, combine water with the vanilla and cinnamon. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to a simmer and stir in the oats.
When the mixture starts to simmer, add the blueberries. Remove from heat when berries are heated through.
Cover and let stand for 15 minutes until thick and creamy.
Mix in apples, nuts, flax seeds, and raisins.
Note: If using steel cut oats, increase water to 3 1/2 cups and simmer for 20 minutes or until tender.
Calories 297; Protein 5 g; Carbohydrates 60 g; Total Fat 6.1 g; Saturated Fat 0.7 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 10 mg; Fiber 9.3 g; Beta-Carotene 62 ug; Vitamin C 12 mg; Calcium 42 mg; Iron 6 mg; Folate 16 ug; Magnesium 39 mg; Zinc 0.5 mg; Selenium 1.2 ug