This easy oatmeal recipe cooks in just 5 minutes. While this healthy oatmeal recipe calls for coconut and apricots, other dried fruits, such as raisins and cranberries, also are delicious.

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  • Combine water, oats and cinnamon in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until creamy, about 5 minutes. Serve topped with apricots and coconut.



People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use oats that are labeled “gluten-free,” as oats are often cross-contaminated with wheat and barley.

Nutrition Facts

242 calories; 6.5 g total fat; 3.6 g saturated fat; 12 mg sodium. 395 mg potassium; 42.8 g carbohydrates; 6.7 g fiber; 12 g sugar; 6.6 g protein; 761 IU vitamin a iu; 15 mcg folate; 50 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 118 mg magnesium;