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  • Cinnamon
  • Pineapple
  • Strawberries
  • Walnuts
  • Honey

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Rolled oats get their name from the way they’re prepared. They’re softened by steam and flattened on rollers to form flakes.


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Oatmeal with Fresh Fruit

May 12, 2015 | Issue 556

Oatmeal with Fresh Fruit

Morning Makeover

Start your morning off right with this fresh fruit oatmeal. Rolled oats, like all whole grains, contain vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and fiber. Research has shown that eating whole grains lowers your risk of colorectal cancer and the soluble fiber found in oatmeal can also help lower blood cholesterol. Seasonal fruit, flaxseed and chopped walnuts add extra nutrition and the beneficial plant form of omega-3 fatty acid.

Makes 1 Serving. Recipe may be doubled, tripled or quadrupled.

Per serving: 371 calories, 17 g total fat (1.5 g saturated fat),
46 g carbohydrate, 11 g protein, 9 g dietary fiber, 229 mg sodium.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 1/4 cups almond milk, or other plant-based or dairy milk, divided
  • 1 tsp. ground flaxseed, or to taste
  • 1/8 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped pineapple
  • 1/4 cup sliced strawberries
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped walnuts, optional
  • 1 tsp. honey, optional

Directions

In small pan, cook oatmeal with 1 cup milk according to package directions. Place oatmeal in serving bowl. Pour 1/4 cup milk over oatmeal (heat milk if preferred). Sprinkle on flaxseed and cinnamon. Top with pineapple, strawberries, walnuts and honey, if desired.

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