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Recipe: 2-Minute Super-Charged Oatmeal

With fruit, nuts and pumpkin spice!

oatmeal and fresh fruit

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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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup oatmeal (old-fashioned, not instant)
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (or cinnamon)
  • 1 cup fat-free milk (can also substitute almond, rice or soy milk)
  • 2 tablespoons nuts (no salt)
  • 1/2 cup cut-up fresh or frozen (thawed) fruit
  • 1 tablespoon all-bran cereal

Directions

  1. In a 4-cup microwaveable bowl, combine oatmeal, flax, spice and milk.
  2. Microwave for 2 minutes on high.
  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.

Nutrition information (per serving)

Makes 1 serving

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

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