NUTRIENT-LOADED OATMEAL

Recipe developed by Melissa B. Williams of myrecipes.com

Craving something new for breakfast? Does it get any better than hazelnuts, apples, cinnamon, vanilla and brown sugar? The answer is no! This breakfast is filled with fiber, and so many vitamins and minerals to get your day off to a healthy start!

Ingredients: 

  • 1/4 cup hazelnuts
  • 3 cups fat-free milk
  • 1 1/2 cups regular oats
  • 1 1/2 cups diced Granny Smith apple (about 1 medium)
  • 1/3 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons slivered almonds

Instructions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Place hazelnuts on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes, stirring once. Turn nuts out onto a towel. Roll up towel; rub off skins. Finely chop nuts, and set aside.
  3. Combine milk and next 5 ingredients (through salt) in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Stir in vanilla. 
  4. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes or until thick. Sprinkle with hazelnuts, brown sugar, and almonds.

Nutrition Facts (serves 6 – nutrition facts per serving below): 

Calories: 258 | Fat: 8.4 g | Protein: 9.8 g | Carbohydrates: 36.3 g | Fiber: 6 g

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