Modified slightly from Better Homes & Gardens magazine
Yield: 8 servings

This makes a firm oatmeal. Use up to 2 cups more liquid if you prefer yours soupy. To serve it, put a little of the fruit mixture, yogurt, and granola or nuts on each bowl, and pass the rest.

topping oatmeal
1¾ c apple juice or cider ½ tsp salt
7 oz mixed dried fruit bits 3 c water, or make half of it milk.
1/3 c packed brown sugar 3 c quick-cooking oats
3-inch stick or ½ tsp ground cinnamon 2 6-oz containers vanilla yogurt
2 medium pears, cored and chopped 1 c granola or chopped toasted nuts (walnuts or pecans)


Cook & serve

Per serving
calories: 357
total fat: 5g
saturated fat: 2g
monounsaturated fat: 2g
polyunsaturated fat: 1g
cholesterol: 2mg
sodium: 204mg
carbohydrate: 74g
total sugar: 28g
fiber: 5g
protein: 8g
vitamin C: 5%
calcium: 11%
iron: 13%