By soaking the oats the night before, you’ll shave off at least 20 minutes from the cooking time so you can enjoy this hot comfort food in just minutes.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 9-12 minutes
Standing Time: 10-12 hours
Yield: 2 servings
11⁄3 cups water
1⁄3 cup steel-cut oats
½ cup chopped apple
½ teaspoon apple pie spice blend or ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ cup fat-free or
1% lowfat milk
1 teaspoon packed Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend or brown sugar
2 teaspoons chopped toasted pecans or walnuts (optional)
- The night before, bring water to boil in small saucepan. Remove from heat; stir in oats. Cover and let stand for 10 to 12 hours or overnight.
- In the morning, stir in apple, apple pie spice and salt. Bring mixture to a gentle simmer. Reduce heat to medium-low or low and very gently simmer, uncovered, for 9 to 12 minutes or to desired consistency, stirring occasionally.
- To serve, spoon porridge into bowls. Pour 2 tablespoons milk over each serving. Sprinkle with brown sugar blend and, if desired, nuts.
Per Serving (2⁄3 cup):
calories: 90; 10 calories from fat
total fat: 1 g; 0 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat
cholesterol: 0 mg
sodium: 310 mg
total carbohydrates: 17 g
fiber: 2 g
sugars: 7 g
protein: 3 g
vitamins: vitamin A (2% DV), vitamin C (2% DV)
minerals: calcium (8% DV), iron (4% DV)
exchanges: 0.5 fruit, 0.5 starch