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Overnight Honey-Almond Oatmeal

Yield 2 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup cereal and 1 1/2 teaspoons almonds)
Steel-cut oats soak up water overnight so they're ready to cook quickly on busy school mornings. Using a big bowl allows room for the grains to expand.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1/3 cup steel-cut oats
  • 2 tablespoons uncooked pearl barley
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon sliced almonds, toasted
  • 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon honey (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 144
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 2.5 g
  • satfat 0.3 g
  • monofat 1.3 g
  • polyfat 0.8 g
  • protein 3.6 g
  • carbohydrate 28.3 g
  • fiber 3.9 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 1.1 mg
  • sodium 153 mg
  • calcium 20 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a 1-quart microwave-safe bowl. Cover and refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.

  2. Uncover bowl, and stir in salt. Microwave, uncovered, at HIGH 6 minutes or until most of liquid is absorbed, stirring well after 3 minutes. Stir in honey, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Spoon evenly into 2 bowls. Top with almonds. If desired, sprinkle evenly with turbinado sugar or drizzle with 1 tablespoon honey.

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  4. Young Chefs can:

  5. Help measure oats

  6. Sprinkle oatmeal with almonds

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  8. Older Chefs can:

  9. Combine first three ingredients

  10. Stir in honey and spices