Start your day with an energizing bowl of oatmeal!
By: Jodie Shield, RDN
Having trouble waking up? Jump-start your morning with a quick bowl of homemade oatmeal. It’s so good and good for you, too. (Check out my post Six Reasons to Eat Oatmeal Everyday). Since I’m an Ina Garten fan, I decided to lighten up her Sunday Morning Oatmeal. I used skim milk and was tempted to leave out the banana, but glad I didn’t! It adds a naturally sweet flavor to compliment the tart cherries. This high-octane oatmeal is perfect any day of the week! Rise and shine to some of my other favorite breakfast recipes like Orange Cranberry Oats, No-Mess Bacon, and Lean Eggs and Ham Bake. All of them are also on my app – Time to Eat Healthy!
Prep Time = 5 minutes
Cooking Time = 10 minutes
- ¾ cup skim milk
- 1 cup water
- ¾ cup quick-cooking oatmeal
- ¼ teaspoon salt (optional)
- ½ banana, sliced
- ¼ cup dried cherries
- ½ cup golden raisin
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- Heat milk and water in medium saucepan until it starts to simmer. Add oatmeal and salt (if using), bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened.
- Off heat, stir in banana, cherries, and raisins. Place lid on pot and allow to sit for 2 minutes.
- Serve hot with maple syrup or brown sugar and extra milk.
Nutritional Information per Serving (generous1/2 cup): 276 calories, 7 grams protein, 61 grams carbohydrate, 2 grams fat, 0 grams saturated fat, 1 milligram cholesterol, 7 grams fiber, 37 milligrams sodium