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

242.2 calories; protein 6.6g 13% DV; carbohydrates 42.8g 14% DV; exchange other carbs 3; dietary fiber 6.7g 27% DV; sugars 12.1g; fat 6.5g 10% DV; saturated fat 3.6g 18% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 760.7IU 15% DV; vitamin c 0.3mg; folate 15mcg 4% DV; calcium 50.5mg 5% DV; iron 2.6mg 15% DV; magnesium 117.9mg 42% DV; potassium 395.2mg 11% DV; sodium 12.2mg 1% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 22% DV.