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Instant oatmeal pumped up

Making oatmeal is a big boost to your breakfast. If you don’t have a lot of time, Instant oatmeal is an option, but be savvy when shopping and look for plain pure oats.

1 serving / 3 min

Prep 1 min / Cook 2 min

A hot cereal for breakfast is a great way to start the day.

Ingredients 
  • 1 envelope (38/40 g) pure oats oatmeal
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) wheat germ
  • 2/3 cup (150 mL) skim milk
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) fresh or frozen unsweetened berries (such as blueberries, raspberries or sliced strawberries)
  • Half a small banana, sliced
Directions
  1. Pour oatmeal into a bowl, stir in wheat germ. Pour in milk and stir to combine. Microwave for about 1 minute 30 seconds or until desired thickness. Stir in berries and banana and let stand for 30 seconds before enjoying for flavours to combine.

Tip: Let oatmeal stand a bit longer for a thicker consistency.

This is great to pack in a thermos and have it ready to enjoy when you get to school or the office.

Nutritional info per serving
  • Calories 322
  • Protein 15 g
  • Total Fat 4 g
    Saturated Fat 1 g
    Cholesterol 3 mg
  • Carbohydrates 61 g
    Fibre 7 g
    Total sugars 23 g
    Added sugars 0 g
  • Sodium 74 mg
  • Potassium 698 mg

Recipe developed by Emily Richards, PH Ec. ©Heart and Stroke Foundation 2015.