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Cran-Apple Oatmeal

Cran-Apple OatmealOatmeal is prepared with milk, and combined with dried cranberries and fresh apple to create a hot breakfast cereal that's hard to resist.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 cups 2% or skim milk
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup old-fashioned or quick oats, uncooked
3/4 cup chopped apple
2 tablespoons Equal® Spoonful*
2 tablespoons chopped pecans (optional)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine milk, cranberries, cinnamon and salt in medium saucepan. Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add oats and apple. Simmer, uncovered 5 to 6 minutes for old-fashioned (1 to 2 minutes for quick), stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid is absorbed.
  3. Remove from heat. Stir in Equal®, nuts and vanilla.

Makes 2 servings.

*May substitute 3 packets Equal sweetener.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/2 of recipe): calories 387, protein 16 g, carbohydrate 64 g, fat 8 g, cholesterol 20 mg, sodium 437 mg.

Food Exchanges: 1 milk, 2 starch, 1 1/2 fruit, 1/2 fat.

Information on the artificial sweetener Aspartame.