Monday, July 11, 2011

Fruity Nut Butter Oatmeal

This is a fun and tasty twist to morning oats.  The possibilities are really endless. 

I used dried cranberries, but you could substitute any dried fruit you like.... raisins, cherries, blueberries, or even a combination of several.

You can use non-dairy milks if you prefer.  And although I chose almond butter, you could try cashew butter or peanut butter.

If you want to lighten it up, use Splenda in place of the brown sugar, and a reduced calorie peanut butter.

It is both delicious and very filling.  Of course the recipe can be halved or even quartered, very easily.

Fruity Nut Butter Oatmeal
Makes 4 servings
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1-1/4 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup fat free milk
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries or other dried fruit
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup nut butter
  1. Boil the water in a medium saucepan.  Add oats and cook for 1 minute.
  2. Reduce the heat and stir in the milk and dried fruit.  Continue cooking for 2 more minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in the brown sugar and nut butter. 
  4. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes.
  5. Stir and divide into 4 bowls to serve.

Per serving, using brown sugar.
Weight Watchers P+ = 8.
Calories 288; Protein 7g; Carbohydrate 45g; Fat 10g; Fibre 5g.

Per serving, using Splenda.
Weight Watchers P+ = 6.
Calories 219; Protein 7g; Carbohydrate28g; Fat 10g; Fibre 5g.

 Stirring in the nut butter...

results in caramel colored oats.


  1. how about adding some of your pumpkin butter in place of the sugar or nut butter perhaps???

    I bet it would be yummy

  2. That does sound like a good idea. I think I will try that later this week. I am going to make up some 'sweet potato' butter.

  3. Somedays i just bust up a granola bar in my oatmeal. Yours sound terrific


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