Banana, Wheat Germ, and Oats

Banana, Wheat Germ, and Oats Recipe
Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Wheat germ and oats make a perfect pair: You get the goodness of whole grains from the oats and a host of nutrients, such as vitamin E, iron, potassium, and folic acid, from the nutty wheat germ. Don't forget the Banana slices!

Yield:

3 servings

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Nutritional Information

Calories 336
Fat 8.4 g
Satfat 3.2 g
Monofat 2 g
Polyfat 2.3 g
Protein 12.1 g
Carbohydrate 59.1 g
Fiber 8.3 g
Cholesterol 10 mg
Iron 3.9 mg
Sodium 226 mg
Calcium 35 mg

Ingredients

3 3/4 cups water
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
2/3 cup toasted wheat germ
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups sliced banana (about 2)
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon butter

Preparation

1. Combine the first 4 ingredients in a medium saucepan, and bring to a boil over high heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium-low, and cook for 6 minutes or until thick and thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Divide cereal evenly among 3 bowls. Top each serving with 1/2 cup banana, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, and 1 teaspoon butter.

Note:

Maureen Callahan,

January 2010
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