Oatmeal-Rhubarb Porridge


Perk up your morning oatmeal with the addition of tangy rhubarb. Using milk for this oatmeal gives it a calcium boost, but the recipe also works well with water--and you'll save about 60 calories.

Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
2 servings, 1 generous cup each


  • 1 1/2 cups nonfat milk or nondairy milk, such as soymilk or almond milk

  • ½ cup orange juice

  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats

  • 1 cup 1/2-inch pieces rhubarb, fresh or frozen

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • Pinch of salt

  • 2-3 tablespoons brown sugar, pure maple syrup or agave syrup

  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans or other nuts, toasted (see Tip) if desired


  1. Combine milk, juice, oats, rhubarb, cinnamon and salt in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat, cover and cook at a very gentle bubble, stirring frequently, until the oats and rhubarb are tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Stir in sweetener to taste. Top with nuts.


Tip: To toast chopped nuts, place in a small dry skillet and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes.

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 (per serving)

336 Calories
8g Fat
56g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Serving Size 1 generous cup
Calories 336
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 56g 20%
Dietary Fiber 6g 22%
Total Sugars 25g
Added Sugars 9g 18%
Protein 13g 26%
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Vitamin A 567IU 11%
Vitamin C 36mg 40%
Folate 53mcg 13%
Sodium 153mg 7%
Calcium 302mg 23%
Iron 2mg 13%
Magnesium 152mg 36%
Potassium 772mg 16%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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