Total Time
Prep 1 min
Cook 10 mins

I eat oatmeal 3 or 4 times a week and find myself looking for new ways to add flavor and interest without adding a lot of calories. This morning's experiment was worth sharing. Feel free to adjust to your dietary and taste preferences.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil water in a small sauce pan, then add oatmeal, almond extract, and diced apricots.
  2. Cook oatmeal 5-10 minutes until done according to your taste.
  3. Serve with a dollop of yogurt and if you want sweetner and almons.
Most Helpful

This was a nice breakfast treat! I halved the recipe and made it in the microwave - about 2 1/2 minutes on high. Used milk, 1 t sugar and omitted the yogurt. The slivered almonds really made it wonderful! Thank you for sharing!

Julie F February 04, 2011

I made this with fresh apricots and almond milk and it was very good.

Maito June 17, 2010

Hadn't thought of putting almond extract in my oatmeal before... don't know why because it was superb! I think the sliced almonds are a must on the top... I'm not so sure about the plain yogurt; I used all the ingredients and think that the splenda is only needed if you're using the tangy yogurt. Next time I think I'd omit the yogurt and the splenda altogether and just enjoy the almonds and apricots. Made for Zaar Stars.

Brooke the Cook in WI June 08, 2008