Oh-So-Good Oatmeal Recipe
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Oh-So-Good Oatmeal Recipe

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“Add extra nutrition to fiber-rich oatmeal by adding chopped apple with the peel and chopped almonds. My two boys demand seconds!” At 1-1/2 cups per serving, it's hearty and filling; and at zero cholesterol, what's not to love? Danielle Pepa - Elgin, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 3 cups water
  • 2 medium tart apples, chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • Dash salt
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds
  • Maple syrup and/or fat-free milk, optional

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cup: 245 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 44mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 5g fiber), 6g protein Diabetic Exchanges:2-1/2 starch, 1/2 fruit 1 fat


  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, bring water to a boil. Add the apples, oats and salt; cook and stir for 5 minutes.
  2. Remove from the heat; stir in the brown sugar, cinnamon and vanilla. Cover and let stand for 2 minutes. Sprinkle each serving with almonds. Serve with maple syrup and/or milk if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Oh-So-Good Oatmeal in Healthy Cooking October/November 2008, p12

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Reviewed Feb. 10, 2015

"Very easy to make, and the apples get a delicious taste, like they were roasted over the fire.

I made it for myself this morning and really enjoyed it!"

Reviewed May. 1, 2013

"Great alternative to McDonald's oatmeal! Next time I may add dried cranberries!"

Reviewed Dec. 28, 2012

"we loved this but did add a little more brown sugar to make a little sweeter."

Reviewed Dec. 14, 2012

"I have been looking for an oatmeal recipe that I didn't have to stand at the stove stirring for a long time. This one is easy, fast and delicious. I didn't have apples so I substituted bananas. The bananas added sweetness, so I think I will reduce or eliminate the sugar next time. Definitely a keeper"

Reviewed Jan. 4, 2012

"My brother showed me a variation of this recipe that we all really like. He buys blueberries when they are in season and freezes enough to last him through the winter. He adds blueberries and chopped walnuts to the oatmeal. Blueberries have the highest concentration of vitamin C than any other fruit including oranges. Having fresh blueberries in the middle of winter is a real boost."

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