Banana-Walnut Oatmeal

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Banana-Walnut Oatmeal

Here, mashed banana lends both sweetness and potassium, while walnuts add omega-3 fatty acids along with an appealing crunch to oatmeal.

Yield: 2 servings, about 1 cup each
Active Time: 10
Total Time: 10

Ingredients

  • 1 cup low-fat milk
  • 1 cup water
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 very ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts

Preparation

Combine milk, water and salt in a medium saucepan; heat until almost boiling. Add oats and cook, stirring, until creamy, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in mashed banana and maple syrup. Divide between 2 bowls, sprinkle with walnuts and serve.

Tips & Notes

  • Walnuts add omega-3 fatty acids along with an appealing crunch.

Nutrition

Nutrition Per Serving

calories 306
fat 7 g (1 g sat, 2 g mono)
cholesterol 8 mg
carbohydrates 54 g
protein 11 g
fiber 6 g
sodium 144 mg
potassium 392 mg

Nutrition Bonus Magnesium (33% daily value), Calcium (19% dv).

Carbohydrate Serving 3

Exchanges 2 starch, 1 fruit, 1/2 low-fat milk, 1/2 other carbohydrate, 1/2 fat

From EatingWell September/October 1996, The Essential EatingWell Cookbook (2004)