Fruit And Spice Cut Oatmeal

February 11, 2013

Oats are an excellent source of fiber and one of the easiest foods to prepare. Cook them in milk instead of water, if you prefer a creamier texture. Here we suggest adding the oats to boiled water, which gives them a firm, slightly coarse texture.

Serves: 4
Prep:  10 min
Cook: 30 min
Total: 40 min
      
Ingredients
  • 2 1/4 cups water
  • 3/4 cup steel cut oats
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large tart cooking apple (8 ounces), cored and chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped dates or dried figs
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1% milk (optional)
     


Directions
1.
In a medium saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Stir in the oats and salt and bring to a bare simmer. Cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

2. Stir in the apple, dates or figs, honey, pie spice, and ginger. Return to a bare simmer and cook, covered, for 15 minutes longer, or until the oats are tender but still have a slight bite to them. Spoon into bowls and stir in the milk or drizzle it over the top, if using.

Nutritional Facts per serving
Calories     216.8 cal
Fat     2.1 g
Saturated fat     0.3 g
Cholesterol     0 mg
Sodium     79.1 mg
Carbohydrates     49 g
Total sugars     26.4 g
Dietary fiber     4.8 g
Protein     4.6 g

Courtesy of the Rodale Healthy Recipe Finder.
 

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