Oatmeal is hearty, super healthy, fiber-rich, and just plain good…Whether instant, cooked on the stove, or baked in the oven, the combination of flavors you can fit into a serving of oatmeal is endless! Apple pie oatmeal is my favorite way to eat oatmeal these days! Each large serving has 239 calories, 6 grams of fat, 8 grams of fiber, and 6 Blue WW Freestyle SmartPoints, and 6 Green. Here’s an oatmeal recipe the whole family will enjoy!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
1 tablespoon reduced-fat butter or Smart Balance Light
1½ cups apples, peeled and chopped, such as Gala, Fuji, Honeycrisp
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 packages Truvia, Stevia, Splenda or your favorite sugar substitute, see shopping tip
3 tablespoons water
1 cup old fashioned rolled oatmeal, such as Quaker (for gluten-free, use gluten-free oats)
1¾ cups water
⅓-½ cup fat-free milk, to taste and desired consistency
1 package Truvia, Stevia, Splenda or your favorite sugar substitute
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
1. In a small nonstick pan, melt butter. Stir in apples, cinnamon, and sugar substitute. Add 3 tablespoons of water and mix well. Cook over medium-low heat, string often until apples are softened about 10 minutes.
2. In the meantime, cook oatmeal according to package directions but no need to add salt.
3. When apples are ready, mix them into cooked oatmeal. Stir in milk, ¼ teaspoon cinnamon, and 1 package sugar substitute. Continue to cook on low heat until hot.
Makes 2 servings (each serving, 1⅓ cups)
There is 25 years of clinical proof to show that the soluble fiber in rolled oats can help lower cholesterol, which has obvious benefits for the heart.
Research has linked cinnamon with helping to reduced blood sugar, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels in people with type-2 diabetes.
Apples are loaded with fiber and contain both vitamins A and C.
Truvia (stevia) is my favorite sugar substitute. It’s all-natural and comes from the stevia plant. You’ll find it in most supermarkets in the baking aisle where sugar and other sugar substitutes are displayed.
WW Freestyle SmartPoints 6-Blue
WW SmartPoints 6-Green
WW POINTS PLUS 6
|SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving (1⅓ cups)
239 calories 6g fat, 1g sat. fat, 0mg chol, 5g protein, 44g carbs, 8g fiber, 53mg sodium, 11g sugar
|FACTS: for SmartPoints
184 calories, 1g sat. fat, 1g sugar, 5g protein