This morning was not a BLAH kind of breakfast. I simmered my oatmeal in milk and maple syrup with some dried apples and then topped it with toasted walnuts. Creamy, sweet, and crunchy. Perfection. This is the most incredible bowl of oatmeal I have made in a long time.
Another winner from the Flat Belly Diet Cookbook. This recipe is a definite keeper.
Makes 4 Servings (Serving size = 3/4 cup)
Stars of the Show:
- 2 cups 1% milk - I used skim milk.
- 1 cup oatmeal
- 1/2 cup chopped dried pears or apples - I used dried apples.
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 cups water
- 1/2 cup chopped toasted walnuts
In a medium pot combine the milk, oats, pears or apples, maple syrup, and salt. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until the oats are tender. Sprinkle with the walnuts.
Nutritional Information Per Serving:
Protein: 10 g
Carbohydrates: 45 g
Fat: 12 g
Saturated Fat: 2 g
Cholesterol: 6 mg
Sodium: 481 mg
Fiber: 4 g