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Banana, Wheat Germ, and Oats

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Yield 3 servings
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!

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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.