Rise 'N Shine Nutty Apricot Oatmeal

Makes 2 servings, 6 ounces of milk per serving.


1 1/2 cup - fat free or lowfat milk
1/3 cup - dried apricots, chopped
2 tbsp - brown sugar
1/8 tsp - cinnamon
1/8 tsp - almond extract
1 cup - rolled oats
1/4 cup - fat free or lowfat milk, warmed
4 tsp - slivered almonds


In a medium saucepan, bring milk, apricots, brown sugar, and cinnamon to a gentle boil. Add extract and oatmeal, mix to coat grains, return to simmer, lower heat, and cook uncovered for 5 minutes or until most of liquid is absorbed. Portion into two bowls, pour warmed milk over top, and sprinkle with slivered almonds.


340 calories; 5 g fat; 0 g saturated fat; 5 mg cholesterol; 16 g protein; 57 g carbohydrate; 6 g fiber; 120 mg sodium; 270 mg calcium; 90 IU vitamin D. Nutrition information based on fat free milk.