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Oatmeal With Fruit


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Clock Icon for Prep Time 15 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 2 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 7 ingredients

Unless in the mood of a bland option, think of oatmeal as the perfect canvas for lots of delicious add-ons. For more textures and nutritional value, add proteins like nuts, seeds, or dairy, and use...


  • 2 cups water
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup apple, chopped (or any fruit of choice)
  • ¼ cup walnuts, chopped (or any other nuts of choice)
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds (or any other seeds of choice)
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseeds
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Nutrition Facts


381 cals


22 g

Saturated Fat

3 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

12 g

Monounsaturated Fat

5 g


40 g


7 g


8 g


14 g


14 mg


  1. Add the water and pinch of salt to a small pot. Bring to a boil, then add the rolled oats and turn down the heat to a simmer. Cook uncovered for 7 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. When most of the water has been absorbed, remove from heat and let stand for 2 minutes before serving. Top with fruit, nuts, seeds, and ground flaxseed.

Chef Tips

If pressed for time in the mornings, soak the oats in water the night before and just heat them through for your breakfast.

Nut and seed butters — almond butter, peanut butter, sunflower butter — are also great mix-ins for your oatmeal. Add a tablespoonful into your oatmeal and mix well before topping it with other items.

Registered Dietitian Approved

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