Recipe: 2-Minute Super-Charged Oatmeal

Try it with fruit, nuts and pumpkin spice

Oatmeal with fruit and nuts

If you want the benefits of oatmeal but think it takes too long to make in the morning, think again. This oatmeal recipe is hearty and fiber-rich, with pumpkin spice, fruit and nuts for sweetness and crunch, and it’s ready in two minutes! Make it in the microwave — what could be easier? It’ll keep you going all morning long!

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  • ¼ cup oatmeal (old-fashioned, not instant)
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax
  • ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (or cinnamon)
  • 1 cup fat free milk (can also substitute almond, rice or soy milk)
  • 2 tablespoons nuts (no salt)
  • ½ cup cut up fresh or frozen (thawed) fruit
  • 1 tablespoon all bran cereal


  1. In a 4-cup microwaveable bowl, combine oatmeal, flax, spice, and milk.
  2. Microwave for 2 minutes on high setting.
  3. While oatmeal is cooking, measure out nuts, fruit and bran cereal into a serving bowl.
  4. Pour cooked oatmeal mixture into the serving bowl and enjoy.

Nutritional information

Makes 1 serving

Calories: 360
Fat: 1.5 grams
Saturated Fat: 1.5 grams
Sodium: 140 mg
Protein: 17 grams
Carbohydrates: 45 grams
Sugars: 19 grams
Dietary fiber: 9 grams