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.
Nutrition per serving may change if servings are adjusted.
1 cup water
Pinch of salt
½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
½ cup blueberries, fresh or frozen, thawed
2 tablespoons nonfat plain Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon toasted chopped pecans
2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
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 ½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats with ½ 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 ⅓ 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.
291 calories;8 g fat(1 g sat); 6 g fiber; 49 g carbohydrates; 9 g protein; 27 mcg folate; 1 mg cholesterol; 18 g sugars; 9 g added sugars; 45 IU vitamin A; 7 mg vitamin C; 61 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 165 mg sodium; 298 mg potassium
Carbohydrate Servings: 3½
Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fruit, ½ other carbohydrate, 1 fat