Hiser's Haute Oatmeal

September/October 1996

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Add some oomph to your morning bowl of oatmeal with some wheat bran and dried cranberries. A touch of brown sugar ensures it doesn't taste too healthy.

"Great winter wake up breakfast. I did not have any milk on hand so I replaced it with water and it was still great. "
Hiser's Haute Oatmeal

Makes: 2 servings, 1 cup each

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  • 1 cup nonfat or low-fat milk
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries, or currants
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 2/3 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/3 cup unprocessed wheat bran
  • Sliced fresh plums, pears, apples or bananas for garnish


  1. Combine milk, cranberries (or currants), brown sugar, salt and water; heat until almost boiling. Stir in oats and bran and cook, stirring constantly, until the oatmeal starts to thicken, about 1 minute. Cover the pan and remove from the heat. Let stand until the oatmeal is creamy and has absorbed most of the liquid. Divide between 2 bowls, garnish with fruit and serve.


Per serving: 304 calories; 2 g fat (0 g sat, 1 g mono); 2 mg cholesterol; 69 g carbohydrates; 9 g protein; 8 g fiber; 146 mg sodium; 348 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Magnesium (23% daily value), Calcium (19% dv), Iron (17% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 4

Exchanges: 1 1/2 starch, 1 1/2 fruit, 1 other carbohydrate, 1/2 nonfat milk

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