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Quick Oatmeal with Fruit and Nuts

Updated On: Oct 03, 2023

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This recipe for Quick Oatmeal with Fruit and Nuts comes together in 10 minutes and is easily customized with different fruit, spices 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 & Nuts

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories per Serving: 245 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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  • 3 cups water
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 ½ cups quick-cooking oats
  • ½ cup chopped apple
  • cup chopped pitted Medjool dates
  • 2 tablespoons chopped almonds
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar or honey divided
  • 1 cup lowfat or fat free milk warmed


  • 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.
  • Divide among 4 bowls and top with brown sugar. Serve with warm milk drizzled over the top.
  • Serve with a glass of lowfat or fat free milk.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 245kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 133mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 25g


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

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

  2. Gerry @ Foodness Gracious says:

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

  3. Anna@CrunchyCreamySweet says:

    This sounds so good! I love oatmeal!

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