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Healthy Growing Oatmeal Recipes: Black Forest Oatmeal, Lemon Coconut Blueberry Oatmeal

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Our love for oversized bowls of oats cooked to creamy perfection will never go away... It only grows, just like the oatmeal itself. Check out our latest growing oatmeal recipes...

 
 
Hungry Girl's Black Forest Oatmeal
Black Forest Oatmeal

Entire recipe: 263 calories, 8g fat (1.5g sat fat), 468mg sodium, 44g carbs, 8g fiber, 10.5g sugars, 8g protein --PointsPlus® value 7* -- SmartPoints® value 7*

A chocolate-cake-inspired base topped with cherries and more chocolate? Sounds good to us! This one's for you, Charlie Lewis...

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes

Ingredients:
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
1 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
1/8 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. salt
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 - 2 no-calorie sweetener packets (like Truvia)
1/3 cup dark pitted sweet cherries (fresh or thawed from frozen and drained), chopped
1 tsp. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
Optional: 2 drops almond extract

Directions:
In a nonstick pot, combine oats, cocoa powder, cinnamon, salt, and almond milk.

Mix in 1 cup water. If you like, add almond extract. Bring to a boil, and then reduce to a simmer.

Cook and stir until thick and creamy, 12 - 15 minutes.

Transfer to a medium bowl, and stir in sweetener. Let cool until thickened.

Top with cherries and chocolate chips.

MAKES 1 SERVING  

HG Heads-Up: If using frozen cherries, make sure no sweetener has been added.

 
 
 
Hungry Girl's Lemon Coconut Blueberry Oatmeal
Lemon Coconut Blueberry Oatmeal

Entire recipe: 242 calories, 6.5g fat (1.5g sat fat), 479mg sodium, 39.5g carbs, 7g fiber, 7.5g sugars, 7g protein --PointsPlus® value 6* -- SmartPoints® value 7*

Fans of lemon bars will FLIP for this breakfast bowl... The coconut and blueberries take it over the top!

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes

Ingredients:
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
1 1/2 tsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. lemon zest
1/4 tsp. coconut extract
1/8 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. salt
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 no-calorie sweetener packet (like Truvia)
1/3 cup blueberries (fresh or thawed from frozen and drained)
1 1/2 tsp. sweetened shredded coconut

Directions:

In a nonstick pot, combine oats, lemon juice, lemon zest, coconut extract, cinnamon, salt, and almond milk.

Mix in 1 cup water. Bring to a boil, and then reduce to a simmer.

Cook and stir until thick and creamy, 12 - 15 minutes.

Transfer to a medium bowl, and stir in sweetener. Let cool until thickened.

Top with blueberries and shredded coconut.

MAKES 1 SERVING

HG Heads-Up: If using frozen blueberries, make sure no sweetener has been added.

 
 
 
 

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