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Dried Cherry-and-Pecan Oatmeal

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.

Southern Living MAY 2005

  • Yield: Makes 6 servings (serving size: 1 cup)
  • Cook time:20 Minutes
  • Prep time:10 Minutes

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

Preparation

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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 394
  • Calories from fat: 18%
  • Fat: 8g
  • Saturated fat: 2.3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.9g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.1g
  • Protein: 13.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 66g
  • Fiber: 7.7g
  • Cholesterol: 7.5mg
  • Iron: 3.2mg
  • Sodium: 280mg
  • Calcium: 197mg
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