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Weekly Recipe #197: Breakfast Oats

by Pilar Chilet, Dietetic Intern [University of Minnesota Medical Center – Fairview]

Photo credit: Robyn Kingsley/Flickr

The best way to start your day with energy is to start it with breakfast! I like to make this recipe for breakfast oats on the weekends, when there is time to enjoy it.
My daughter likes when I use blueberries in her oats; but you can add any of your favorite fruits on it, such as bananas, apples, cranberries, raspberries, peaches, or mangos. My husband prefers pecans, but you you can substitute any nuts you like, such almonds or walnuts.

Oats are rich in dietary fiber, which makes you feel full and may decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease. In addition, this recipe is a great source of whole grains.

Breakfast Oats

(Serves: 2)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 2 tbsp. raisins
  • A hint of salt
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • 2 tbsp. pecans
  • A splash of regular or almond milk (optional)

Directions:

  1. Place oats, water, raisins, and salt in a microwave safe bowl, and cook uncovered for 1–3 minutes, depending on the type of oats.
  2. Top with blueberries and pecans.
  3. Add milk if you enjoy a creamier texture.
  4. Enjoy!

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