Oh-So-Good Oatmeal

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


4 servings

Updated: Nov. 15, 2023
Add extra nutrition to fiber-rich oatmeal by adding chopped apple and 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


  • 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
  • Optional: Maple syrup and fat-free milk


  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, bring water to a boil. Add apples, oats and salt; cook and stir for 5 minutes.
  2. Remove from the heat; stir in brown sugar, cinnamon and vanilla. Cover and let stand for 2 minutes. Sprinkle each serving with almonds. If desired, serve with maple syrup and milk.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/2 cups: 253 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 42mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 6g fiber), 6g protein.