Hearty Oatmeal with Fruit and Nuts


Oatmeal is made from hulled oat grains. It is rich in soluble fiber (especially a unique compound called beta glucan), antioxidants, and B vitamins. Oatmeal can be steel-cut, rolled, or quick/instant.
Home-cooked breakfast oatmeals can be prepared quickly. On a busy morning, they are a great substitute instead of sugar-laden cereals or packages of processed, overly sweetened oatmeal.

Hearty Oatmeal with Fruit and Nuts

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2


  • 1 cup instant or quick cook oats
  • 2 cups water (or 1 cup of water and
  • 1 cup of milk or a milk substitute-such as almond, coconut, rice, hemp, and pea)
  • ½ teaspoon Ceylon cinnamon
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen fruit
  • cup nuts or seeds walnuts, cashews, almonds, pecans, pumpkin seeds or mix in 1 tablespoon of peanut or almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon flax or chia (optional)
  • A drizzle of sweetener stevia, 100% maple syrup, honey to taste (optional)


  • In a medium pot, combine oats and water and bring to a boil. Turn heat down to low and add cinnamon and fruit.
  • Cook until fruit is soft (about 1-2 minutes).
  • Remove from heat and stir in flax or chia if using.
  • Top each bowl with nuts and sweetener if using.
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