Low-Calorie Breakfast Recipes: Carnival Oatmeal, Blueberry Muffin Oatmeal

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An HG recipe for old-fashioned oatmeal in which the amount of liquid and the cook time for standard recipes are DOUBLED, yielding enormous portions with impressive nutritionals. Often indulgent; always super filling and crazy delicious. 

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Oversized Carnival Oatmeal

Entire recipe: 312 calories, 9.5g fat, 525mg sodium, 53g carbs, 7g fiber, 15g sugars, 8g protein -- PointsPlus® value 8*

Chocolate-covered bananas, caramel corn with peanuts... This recipe has all the flavor of beloved carnival treats, minus the absurd calorie counts (and sticky hands)!

1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
1 no-calorie sweetener packet
1/8 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. salt
1 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze
1/4 cup mashed extra-ripe banana (about 1/2 large banana)
1 1/2 tsp. fat-free, low-fat, or light caramel dip
1 tsp. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tsp. chopped peanuts

In a nonstick pot, combine oats, sweetener, cinnamon, salt, and Almond Breeze. Mix in 1 cup water.

Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Cook and stir for 10 minutes.

Add banana and mix well. Cook and stir until thick and creamy, 2 - 5 minutes. 

Transfer to a medium bowl and let slightly cool and thicken. Top with remaining ingredients, and enjoy!


Blueberry Muffin Oatmeal

Entire recipe: 270 calories, 7g fat, 343mg sodium, 46.5g carbs, 7g fiber, 13.5g sugars, 6.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 7*

Craving a sweet, bursting-with-blueberries muffin, but in need of something a little more filling? This breakfast bowl is the best of both worlds!

1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
2 tsp. brown sugar (not packed)
1 tsp. sugar-free French vanilla powdered creamer
1 no-calorie sweetener packet
1/4 tsp. almond extract
1/8 tsp. vanilla extract
Dash cinnamon
Dash salt
1 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze
1/2 cup fresh or thawed-from-frozen blueberries (if frozen, drained and blotted dry)

In a nonstick pot, combine all ingredients except blueberries. 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.

Stir in blueberries, and transfer to a medium bowl. Let slightly cool and thicken. Enjoy!



HG Alternative! If you can't get your hands on Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze, use light vanilla soymilk in its place. Just increase each recipe's calorie count by 30 calories or so.

Hungry for More?

Click here for the original bowl that started the craze. As seen on season 1 of Hungry Girl -- our classic Growing Oatmeal Bowl!

By popular demand, we created a multi-serving pot of oatmeal. Grab a carton of Almond Breeze, and whip up HG's Big Batch of Growing Oatmeal.

Fruit fanatic or chocolate chomper, this email has you covered. Check out our Fun-in-the-Sunrise Piña Colada Oatmeal and Salted Caramel Cocoa Oatmeal Bowl!

Here's a nutty idea... CHILL your oatmeal, and layer it up with tasty treats! Skeptical? Try out this Fruit Salad Oatmeal Parfait, and prepare to be amazed.

More oatmeal parfaits, more oatmeal parfaits! Click here for a Banana-choco-rama Oatmeal Parfait and a Peaches 'n Cream Oatmeal Parfait. Click here for our Berry 'Nana Oatmeal Parfait and our Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal Parfait! Hip hip, PARFAIT!

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