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Spiced Apple-Pecan Oatmeal

For a hearty and wholesome breakfast with big flavor, cook oats with milk, apple juice, and dried apples  and top with cinnamon sugar and pecans.

  • Yield: Makes 6 cups (serving size: 1 cup)


  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans
  • 3 cups apple juice
  • 3 cups fat-free milk
  • 2 cups uncooked regular oats (not quick-cooking)
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped dried apples
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


1. Cook pecans in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, 5 to 6 minutes or until toasted. Remove pecans, and wipe Dutch oven clean.

2. Bring juice, milk, and next 3 ingredients to a boil in Dutch oven over high heat; reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 20 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand 10 minutes. Stir in cinnamon sugar, vanilla, and toasted pecans. Serve immediately.


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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 275none
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Fat: 3.6g
  • Saturated fat: 0.4g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.5g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.1g
  • Protein: 9.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 51.5g
  • Fiber: 3.8g
  • Cholesterol: 2mg
  • Iron: 1.3mg
  • Sodium: 364mg
  • Calcium: 141mg

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Spiced Apple-Pecan Oatmeal Recipe