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Basic Oatmeal with Fruit

Photo: Oxmoor House
Yield about 3/4 cup or 1 (3/4-cup) serving (serving size: 3/4 cup)
Add a frozen fruit puree cube to a bowl of hot oatmeal to cool it down quickly and add extra nutrients. You can also prepare the oatmeal in the microwave; combine the oats and water in a microwave-safe bowl, and microwave at HIGH 1 minute. Stir in mashed banana, and make sure the oatmeal has cooled before serving.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 ripe banana, mashed

How to Make It

  1. Place oats in a food processor or blender; process 30 seconds or until a powder consistency.

  2. Bring water to a boil in a small saucepan. Stir in oats. Reduce heat to low, and cook, uncovered, 3 to 4 minutes or until smooth, stirring occasionally.

  3. Stir in mashed banana.

  4. Oatmeal with Fruit and Yogurt variation: Stir 2 tablespoons plain yogurt into oatmeal and fruit mixture.

Cook's Notes

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