Oatmeal is prepared with milk, and combined with dried cranberries,
apple, Equal for sweetness and cinnamon to create a hot breakfast
cereal that's hard to resist. 40% calorie reduction from traditional
2 cups fat-free or 2% milk
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup old-fashioned or quick oats, uncooked
3/4 cup chopped apple
2 tablespoons Equal Spoonful*
2 tablespoons chopped pecans (optional)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
* May substitute 3 packets Equal sweetener
Combine milk, cranberries, cinnamon and salt in medium saucepan. Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
Add oats and apple. Simmer, uncovered, 5 to 6 minutes for old-fashioned oats OR 1 to 2 minutes for quick oats, stirring occasionally until most of liquid has been absorbed.
Remove from heat.
Stir in Equal, nuts and vanilla extract.
Makes 2 servings
Nutrition information per serving (1 1/4 cups): 350 calories, 16 g pro., 64 g carb., 4 g fat, 5 mg cholesterol, 437 mg sodium