Good Morning Oatmeal

High Cotton Food Styling & Photography
  • Yield: 6 servings

We eat this breakfast to help control our blood pressure, improve the health of our arteries and to lower cholesterol. But it is also very delicious.—Gwen Swanson, Pukwana, SD.


1 1/2cups apple juice
1/2-- (6-ounce) package mixed dried fruit
1/3cup packed brown sugar (optional)
1/2teaspoon ground cinnamon
1-- firm ripe pear, cored and chopped
2 1/2cups water
2 1/2cups 2% reduced-fat milk
1/2teaspoon salt
3cups quick oats
2-- (6-ounce) containers nonfat vanilla yogurt
1/2cup granola


  1. Combine juice, dried fruit, sugar, if using, and cinnamon in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 20 minutes.
  2. Add pears; cook, covered, 10 minutes. Drain and discard liquid. Cool.
  3. Bring water and milk to a boil; add salt and oats. Reduce heat to medium; cook 1 minute; stir.
  4. To serve, top each serving of oatmeal with fruit mixture, yogurt and granola.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 320
  • Fat 6g
  • Sodium 270mg
  • Carbohydrate 58g
  • Fiber 7g
  • Protein 11g