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Dried Cherry-and-Pecan Oatmeal

Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 20 mins
Yield Makes 6 servings (serving size: 1 cup)
Whole oats take a little longer to cook than instant, but they're higher in fiber, have a chewier texture, and stick to your ribs longer.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups water
  • 3 cups fat-free milk
  • 2 cups whole oats (not instant)
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans, toasted

Nutrition Information

  • calories 394
  • caloriesfromfat 18 %
  • fat 8 g
  • satfat 2.3 g
  • monofat 2.9 g
  • polyfat 2.1 g
  • protein 13.3 g
  • carbohydrate 66 g
  • fiber 7.7 g
  • cholesterol 7.5 mg
  • iron 3.2 mg
  • sodium 280 mg
  • calcium 197 mg

How to Make It

  1. Bring first 5 ingredients to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 20 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in 4 tablespoons brown sugar and next 3 ingredients. Spoon 1 cup oatmeal in each of 6 bowls. Sprinkle evenly with pecans and remaining 1 tablespoon brown sugar. Serve immediately.