Growing Oatmeal from Hungry-Girl.com

Recipe by Kari Bass
READY IN: 15mins
SERVES: 1
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Combine 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats and a dash of salt in a nonstick pot. Add 1 cup fat-free milk (or milk alternative) and 1 cup of water.
  • Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Cook and stir until thick and creamy, 12 - 15 minutes.
  • Transfer to a medium bowl, and let slightly cool and thicken. Stir in any mix-ins, and top with optional toppings!
  • Mix-ins:
  • * low-sugar fruit preserves (1 tablespoon = 25 calories, 0g fat).
  • * reduced-fat peanut butter (1 tablespoon = 90 calories, 6g fat).
  • * canned pure pumpkin (1/4 cup = 20 calories and 0g fat).
  • TOPPINGS.
  • Mix 'n match --
  • * chopped or sliced fruit (nutritional info varies, but you can't go wrong!).
  • * chopped or sliced nuts (average, 1 tablespoon = 50 calories, 5.4g fat).
  • * mini semi-sweet chocolate chips (1 teaspoon = 23 calories, 1.3g fat).
  • * fat-free, low-fat, or light caramel dip (1 tablespoon = 55 calories, <0.5g fat).
  • * raisins (1 tablespoon = 32 calories, 0g fat).
  • * shredded sweetened coconut (1 tablespoon = 35 calories, 2.2g fat).
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