Apple Oatmeal

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Apple Oatmeal

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.

Yield: 4 servings, about 1 1/4 cups each
Active Time: 45
Total Time: 45

Ingredients

  • 4 crisp apples, such as Jazz or Pink Lady, divided
  • 1 cup steel-cut oats
  • 4 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 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

calories 207
fat 1 g (0 g sat, 1 g mono)
cholesterol 0 mg
carbohydrates 46 g
protein 5 g
fiber 4 g
sodium 166 mg
potassium 234 mg

Nutrition Bonus Magnesium (16% daily value)

Carbohydrate Serving 3

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

From EatingWell September/October 2012