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Berry Good Oatmeal

Berry Good OatmealRecipe courtesy of the Cherry Marketing Institute.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups low-fat milk (1% for nutrition analysis)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup old-fashioned oats
2/3 cup mixed dried berries and cherries (red tart cherries, blueberries and strawberries)
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons brown sugar, packed
4 teaspoons chopped toasted pecans or walnuts* (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Bring 2 cup milk and the salt to boil in a medium saucepan. Stir in dried oats; then stir in dried berries and cherries and cinnamon. Reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
  2. To Serve: Spoon oatmeal into bowls. Pour 2 tablespoons milk over each serving. Sprinkle with brown sugar, packed and, if desired, nuts.

Makes 6 servings.

*To toast nuts: Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Spread nuts in a single layer in a baking pan. Bake about 8 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring occasionally. Cool nuts before chopping.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/2 cup): Calories: 219; Total Fat: 3g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 8mg; Total Carbs: 40g; Fiber: 3g; Protein: 9g; Sodium: 214mg.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of the Cherry Marketing Institute.