Good Morning Oatmeal

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  • 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.

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  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