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Brown Sugar & Banana Oatmeal

 Brown Sugar & Banana Oatmeal
Oatmeal is a favorite breakfast food, quick, easy and filling. I came up with this version by using some of the same ingredients from my favorite breakfast smoothie. Add bran cereal for a heartier taste and more fiber. A brown sugar substitute and soy milk also blend in well. —Jessi Rizzi, Odenton, Maryland
3 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.


  • 2 cups fat-free milk
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 large ripe banana, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Additional fat-free milk or ground cinnamon, optional


  • In a small saucepan, bring milk to a boil; stir in oats. Cook over
  • medium heat for 1-2 minutes or until thickened, stirring
  • occasionally.
  • Stir in the banana, brown sugar, honey and cinnamon. Divide among
  • three serving bowls. Serve with additional milk and cinnamon if
  • desired. Yield: 3 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup (calculated without additional milk) equals 215 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 71 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 10 g protein.