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Apple-Banana Oatmeal Recipe

"This special oatmeal gets me going in the morning and makes me feel great all day," reports Linda Hocking of Mackay, Idaho. "My husband and son race mountain bikes, so they need foods like this that provide energy."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice concentrate
  • 1/2 cup chopped unpeeled tart apple
  • 1/4 cup sliced firm banana
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup oat bran
  • Brown sugar, optional


  • 1. In a saucepan, combine water, orange juice concentrate, apple, banana, raisins, salt if desired and cinnamon; bring to a boil. Stir in oats and oat bran. Cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with brown sugar if desired. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups: 235 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 4mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 7g fiber), 7g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 1 fruit.

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Horak User ID: 7246777 75227
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2013

"I found this recipe to produce a lump of paste that was hard to swallow. I modified it by doubling the amount of water and found the texture much improved and was able to enjoy the taste. Rule of thumb: Use 2 parts water for each part of oatmeal or oat bran, 3 parts water for each part of steel cut oats."

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