Prep: 10 minutes • Cook: 15 minutes • Serves: 4
1/4 cup sliced almonds
4 cups water
1/8 teaspoon salt
1-3/4 cups old-fashioned oats
1 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup oat bran or oat bran hot cereal
2 tablespoons blueberry or strawberry syrup
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1. In small skillet, cook almonds over medium heat 6 to 8 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring frequently.
2. Meanwhile, in 2- to 3-quart saucepan, heat water and salt to boiling over medium-high heat. Stir in oats, cranberries and oat bran. Reduce heat to low; cook 10 minutes or until mixture is creamy, stirring occasionally. Stir in almonds, syrup and cinnamon, and cook 2 minutes.
Approximate nutritional values per serving: 329 Calories, 7g Fat (19% of total calories), 1g Saturated Fat (3% of total calories), 0mg Cholesterol 72mg Sodium, 61g Carbohydrates, 8g Fiber, 9g Protein
Dietary Exchanges: 4 Starch; 1 Protein; 1 Fat