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.


  • 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


  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.


  • Reply
    November 13, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    Wow this sounds like an ad and really turns me off. Also, use whole milk; it’s wholesome. Don’t fear fat.

    • Reply
      September 8, 2014 at 6:24 pm

      @Loren, how does that sound like an ad??? Sounds tasty to me!

  • Reply
    Gerry @ Foodness Gracious
    November 12, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    We are big oatmeal lovers here and of course with milk 🙂

  • Reply
    November 12, 2013 at 10:50 am

    This sounds so good! I love oatmeal!

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