|240kcal (per serving)||Protein: 8g // Carbs: 40g // Fat: 6g|
Skip the sugar-heavy insta-oatmeal packets and go for the real deal. Leftovers keep in the fridge for a week, so make a big batch over the weekend and reheat later.
1 cup oats
2 cups water
2 cups low-fat milk
1/4 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
1 cup steel-cut oats
1 teaspoon unsalted butter (optional)
3 tablespoons of dried fruit, such as raisins or dried cranberries
1 teaspoon of honey
2. Reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon.
3. Stir in the butter, dried fruit and sweetener. Cover, and continue to simmer for another 10 to 15 minutes, stirring often to prevent the cereal from sticking to the bottom of the pan, until the oats are soft and the mixture is creamy.
4. Serve, with added fruit stirred in if desired, or refrigerate and reheat as desired.