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Mom's Feel-Good Oatmeal


"This oatmeal is mmmm good and can last one person all week when made ahead. Try topped with honey, maple syrup, fruit jam, or preserves, or a 1/4 cup of warm milk. Serve immediately or make ahead and refrigerate."
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55 m servings 426 cals
Original recipe yields 5 servings

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  1. Bring water to a boil in a large pot. Add oats, flaxseed meal, and chia seeds, whisking well after each addition to prevent clumps. Add goji berries, raisins, cranberries, brown sugar, pumpkin seeds, and cinnamon. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until oatmeal reaches desired consistency, 40 to 45 minutes.


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  • Berry alternatives: mulberries, golden berries, strawberries, blueberries, diced apples.
  • Nut & seed alternatives: sliced almonds, pistachios, sunflower seeds, chopped walnuts, chopped pecans. I like to include 2 tablespoons of sesame seeds for a little extra crunch.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 426 calories; 7 g fat; 86.1 g carbohydrates; 9.8 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 69 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Overall this was good. I liked the combo of fruits, making it not need too much sugar. I used a combo of frozen blueberries and diced apples in place of the goji berries. I used quick cook steel...