In this satisfying, on-the-go oatmeal recipe, protein-rich Greek yogurt, crunchy pecans and sweet berries make this the perfect healthy breakfast. Short on time in the morning? Try our overnight oatmeal variation.

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Recipe Summary

10 mins


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  • Bring water and 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 blueberries, yogurt, pecans and syrup.



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. 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

291 calories; protein 9g 18% DV; carbohydrates 48.6g 16% DV; exchange other carbs 3; dietary fiber 6.4g 26% DV; sugars 17.6g; fat 8.3g 13% DV; saturated fat 1g 5% DV; cholesterol 1.4mg 1% DV; vitamin a iu 44.9IU 1% DV; vitamin c 7.3mg 12% DV; folate 27.4mcg 7% DV; calcium 61mg 6% DV; iron 2.2mg 12% DV; magnesium 128.9mg 46% DV; potassium 298.4mg 8% DV; sodium 164.9mg 7% DV; thiamin 0.3mg 31% DV; added sugar 9g.

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I had never added yogurt to oats before this blend of flavors was delicious. Read More
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Very tasty loved it! Read More