Good Morning Oatmeal

  • Yield 6 servings

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High Cotton Food Styling & Photography

"We eat this breakfast to help control our blood pressure, improve the health of our arteries and to lower cholesterol. But it is also very delicious."

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups apple juice
1/2 (6-ounce) package mixed dried fruit
1/3 cup packed brown sugar (optional)
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 firm ripe pear, cored and chopped
2 1/2 cups water
2 1/2 cups 2% reduced-fat milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups quick oats
2 (6-ounce) containers nonfat vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup granola

Instructions

  1. Combine juice, dried fruit, sugar, if using, and cinnamon in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 20 minutes.
  2. Add pears; cook, covered, 10 minutes. Drain and discard liquid. Cool.
  3. Bring water and milk to a boil; add salt and oats. Reduce heat to medium; cook 1 minute; stir.
  4. To serve, top each serving of oatmeal with fruit mixture, yogurt and granola.

 —Gwen Swanson, Pukwana, SD.

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