Apple Oatmeal

Apple Oatmeal
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In this healthy oatmeal recipe, cook apples into your morning oatmeal and you’ll start the day right with whole grains and a serving of fruit.

From EatingWell: September/October 2012
Yield: 4 servings, about 1 1/4 cups each
Active Time: 45
Total Time: 45

Ingredients

  1. 4 crisp apples, such as Jazz or Pink Lady, divided
  2. 1 cup steel-cut oats
  3. 4 cups water
  4. 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar, divided
  5. 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  6. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  7. 1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt

Preparation

  1. Shred 2 apples using the large holes of a box grater, leaving the core behind.
  2. Heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add oats and cook, stirring, until lightly toasted, about 2 minutes. Add water and the shredded apples; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer and cook, stirring frequently, for 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, chop the remaining 2 apples.
  4. After the oats have cooked for 10 minutes, stir in the chopped apples, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, cinnamon and salt; continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the apples are tender and the oatmeal is quite thick, 15 to 20 minutes more. Divide the oatmeal among 4 bowls. Top each portion with 2 tablespoons yogurt and 3/4 teaspoon brown sugar.

Tips & Notes

  • Shopping Tip: Choose unbruised, firm apples with smooth skin. Store for up to 4 months in the refrigerator.

Nutrition

Nutrition Per Serving: 207 calories; 1 g fat (0 g sat, 1 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 46 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein; 4 g fiber; 166 mg sodium; 234 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Magnesium (16% daily value)

3 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 1/2 fruit, 1 carbohydrate (other)