Quick Oatmeal with Fruit and Nuts

Quick Oatmeal with Fruit & Nuts | farmgirlgourmet.com

Milk is a part of my breakfast each and every morning.  Whether it’s swirled into my coffee, whisked into eggs or drizzled over a piping hot bowl of oatmeal, it’s my morning go-to for protein.

Quick Oatmeal with Fruit & Nuts | farmgirlgourmet.com

This oatmeal recipe is so quick to make that you can make it before you head out the door on weekdays.  In less than 10 minutes you’ll be eating a bowl of nutritious oats, protein packed milk, heart-healthy almonds, apples and dates.  Four of the five food groups in one bowl.

Quick Oatmeal with Fruit & Nuts | farmgirlgourmet.com

Quick Oatmeal with Fruit and Nuts

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Calories per serving: 214

Fat per serving: 4

Quick Oatmeal with Fruit and Nuts

A quick and satisfying oatmeal. Perfect for a weekday breakfast that is packed with fruit, nuts and protein.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped apple
  • 1/3 cup chopped pitted Medjool dates
  • 2 tablespoons chopped almonds
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar or honey, divided
  • 1 cup lowfat or fat free milk, warmed

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine water, cinnamon and salt. Bring to a boil. Stir in oats and lower temperature to medium-low. Cook for 3-5 minutes, or until desired consistency. Stir in apple, dates and almonds.
  2. Divide among 4 bowls and top with brown sugar. Serve with warm milk drizzled over the top.
  3. Serve with a glass of lowfat or fat free milk.
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