Have your fruit and a little luxury too with this kid-friendly healthy chocolate and banana oatmeal recipe. Short on time in the morning? Try our overnight oatmeal variation. Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2015

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Bring water and a pinch of regular salt to a boil in a small saucepan. Stir in oats, reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and let stand 2 to 3 minutes. Top with banana, chocolate spread and flaky salt.

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Tips

Overnight oats variation Combine 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats with 1/2 cup water and a pinch of salt in a jar or bowl or jar. Cover and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, add toppings. Eat cold or heat up. Makes about 1 cup.

Steel-cut oats variation Bring 1 cup water and a pinch of salt to a boil in a small saucepan. Add 1/3 cup steel-cut oats, reduce heat to a bare simmer, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid is absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, 2 to 3 minutes. Add toppings. Makes about 1 cup.

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

295 calories; 8.7 g total fat; 5.8 g saturated fat; 231 mg sodium. 402 mg potassium; 50 g carbohydrates; 6.3 g fiber; 17 g sugar; 6.6 g protein; 33 IU vitamin a iu; 4 mg vitamin c; 32 mcg folate; 30 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 136 mg magnesium; 9 g added sugar;

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This is my new favorite breakfast decided to try it after a hard day at the gym and it hit the spot!! Read More