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Spiced Oatmeal Mix

 Spiced Oatmeal Mix
The microwave makes Loretta Kleinjan's warm and cozy treat a snap to whip up. "Adapt the ingredients to suit your taste," suggests the Volga, South Dakota reader. "Try it as a quick pick-me-up any time of day."
18 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 8 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped mixed dried fruit
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients. Store in an airtight
  • container for up to 1 month.
  • To prepare oatmeal: Contents of mix may settle during storage. When
  • preparing recipe, spoon mix into measuring cup. In a deep
  • microwave-safe bowl, combine 1/2 cup oatmeal mix and 1 cup water.
  • Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1-2 minutes or until bubbly,
  • stirring every 30 seconds. Let stand for 1-2 minutes before serving.
  • Yield: 18 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup prepared oatmeal equals 210 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 137 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 6 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fruit.