Maple & Spice Irish Oatmeal with Fruit


Serves 2

This delicious fuel to jump-start a chilly morning combines the antioxidant benefits of raspberries with potassium-rich banana and potent Chinese five spice.


11/3 cups water
Pinch salt
1/2 cup five-minute Irish oatmeal (try McCann's)
1/2 tsp. Chinese five spice
1 small ripe banana, coarsely mashed
Handful fresh raspberries
1 Tbs. Grade B maple syrup

  1. Bring water to boil in small saucepan. Add oatmeal and five spice, stir well, and reduce heat to simmer. Cook 3-5 minutes, stirring often, until creamy but not set.
  2. Combine banana, raspberries, and syrup in small bowl. Stir into cooked oatmeal. Divide between two bowls and serve.

per serving: 240 cal; 5g pro; 3g total fat (0g sat fat); 49g carb; 0mg chol; 75mg sod; 6g fiber; 14g sugars

From the article: The Spicy Gourmet



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