Oatmeal with Fruit and Nuts

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Oatmeal with Fruit and Nuts

This recipe calls for steel-cut oats, but can also be made with old-fashioned or rolled oats which have a quicker cooking time (about 5 minutes). If using steel-cut oats, save time by making a large batch on Sunday and keeping the leftovers in the fridge to reheat small batches throughout the week. This will give you a delicious and convenient breakfast option all week long. Reheating tip: Add ¼ cup of milk to each 1 cup batch of cold oatmeal, heat in the microwave for 1 ½ minutes or on top of the stove for 3-4 minutes, and stir before eating. Feel free to substitute the bananas, blackberries, and walnuts with your favorite types of fruits and nuts.

Serves 4
Serving Size: 1½ cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: (Oats: 20-30 minutes)
Total Time: 25-35 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup steel-cut oats, uncooked (alternative: 2 cups old fashioned or rolled oats, uncooked)
  • Dash of salt (optional)– added while cooking
  • ½ cup walnut meats (unsalted)
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1 medium banana, sliced
  • Cinnamon sprinkled on top

Directions:

  1. Prepare oatmeal according to package instructions. If desired, add salt while cooking.  
  2. Add nuts, fruit, and cinnamon to prepared oatmeal. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information per Serving: (Based on 1 cup uncooked steel-cut oats, dash of salt, and ¼ teaspoon cinnamon)

  • Serving Size: 1½ cups
  • Vegetables: 0 cups
  • Fruits: ½ cup
  • Calories: 259 calories
  • Carbohydrates: 34 grams
  • Fiber: 8 grams
  • Protein: 8 grams
  • Fat: 11 grams
  • Sodium: 43 mg

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One comment on “Oatmeal with Fruit and Nuts

  1. Marilyn on

    I have been making steel cut oats like this for at least a couple of decades. I always add cinnamon and cardamom, as well. My go-to nuts for this recipe are almonds or walnuts. My usual fruit choices are some type of berries or apple slices. I usually eat this 3 times per week for breakfast or lunch. It is so delicious. I make a big batch and take off chunks to heat in the microwave topped with your choice of a bit of liquid.

    Thank you Dr. Dunn for your recent well done presentations to Osher Lifelong Learning Institute members in Raleigh. I am enjoying this website and find it quite useful.

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