Prep 3 mins
Cook 5 mins
I never serve plain oatmeal. I keep adding ingredients to boost the nutrition. I don't like sweet oatmeal, so there is no sweetener in this recipe. Feel free to add sugar or agave nectar to your taste. You can't mess this recipe up. You can add sliced/diced fruit on top after it is cooked, or cook it with the oatmeal. Sometimes I add a couple of tablespoons of finely chopped nuts and various dried fruits as well. Kids love this and it is very filling.
- 3⁄4 cup oatmeal
- 1 1⁄2 cups water
- 1⁄4 cup raisins
- 1⁄4 cup Fiber One cereal
- 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
- 4 tablespoons wheat germ
- 2 tablespoons flax seeds, finely ground
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 banana, sliced
- Put oatmeal, water, raisins, Fiber One cereal and pumpkin in large microwave safe bowl. Set on high for 5 minutes.
- Add remaining ingredients and stir well.
- Top with sliced banana and skim milk or light soymilk.
This is a very nice, healthy breakfast. I didn't have any Fiber One cereal on hand so I substituted a multi-grain granola. The raisins and banana added enough sweetness for my taste. As stated by a previous, I couldn't taste the pumpkin. Thanks for another oatmeal recipe to add to my collection. Breakfast is becoming a lot less boring. Made for PAC Fall '08
So much better than regular oatmeal! This tastes primarily of wheat germ and the only sweetness is from the raisins and banana-which I enjoyed, but some people may want more. I loved the idea of the pumpkin but couldn't taste it so will triple the amount next time! Thanks for a great recipe!