This is a warm and satisfying way to start the day - a nice change from bacon and eggs when you are on a low-carb diet. It may sound odd, but give it at try - it's actually yummy. This can also be made using maple extract.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
2 mins
cook:
3 mins
total:
5 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 serving
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Ingredients

1
Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a cereal bowl, stir together the ricotta cheese, sweetener and vanilla. Cover with plastic wrap, and poke a hole to vent steam. Heat in the microwave oven for 2 to 3 minutes, until hot. Remove plastic wrap, stir and enjoy.

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Nutrition Facts

13 calories; carbohydrates 0.5g; sodium 0.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
09/15/2010
This was very good, but I changed it up a bit. I didn't like the creamy puddin-like consistancy, so I added an egg and nuked for another minute then added a dash of nutmeg. It was more like custard, and totally delish! Thanks for idea! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/15/2010
Not awful by any means. But my family Decided to feed this mock oatmeal to the family dog. Perhaps it was the fake taste of the splenda. Maybe I should have used Agave nectar. Read More
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41 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 26
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
09/15/2010
This was very good, but I changed it up a bit. I didn't like the creamy puddin-like consistancy, so I added an egg and nuked for another minute then added a dash of nutmeg. It was more like custard, and totally delish! Thanks for idea! Read More
(21)
Rating: 4 stars
03/04/2011
Pretty darn good for something so simple. I am struggling through a lo carb diet and have yet to discover a lot of options for breakfast. This really fits the bill. Reminds me of a hot cereal. I left out the sweetener and added flax. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/15/2006
I really like this idea great for the mornings when you want something low carb but have no time for eggs... I agree adding the cinnamon gives it more of an oatmeal flavor. I sometimes also add a little bit of some cocoa to give it a little different flavor too. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/15/2008
You can also eat this cold...is a Phase 1 South Beach Diet dessert. I always add either vanilla extract or even coconut or almond extract. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/09/2012
I made this this morning on a whim just had some ricotta to use up...I used a packet of Truvia and cinnamon and it was actually really good. Tasted nothing like oatmeal but more like a good hot cereal...similar in texture to cream of wheat....still I will make again! Very good! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/27/2007
I tried this recipe because I had some leftover ricotta cheese and because I was plain curious. I have to say it does not taste like oatmeal even after lots and lots of cinnamon. I'm giving it four stars anyway because it doesn't taste bad and I think it is worth trying. It is slightly chewy and if you use nonfat ricotta cheese this can be pretty healthy. You get protein and quite a bit of calcium. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2009
Really tasty not sure if I'd compare it to oatmeal. Added cinnamon as suggested by another reviewer. I'm sure most sweeteners would work I prefer erythritol ad it worked great. Next time I'll add blueberries. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2015
yummy! add vanilla and sweetener and cinnamon- tastes a bit like cream of wheat Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/26/2006
It lacked a little kick to it so I added cinnamon and that made it pretty good. I'll probably make it again. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/15/2010
Not awful by any means. But my family Decided to feed this mock oatmeal to the family dog. Perhaps it was the fake taste of the splenda. Maybe I should have used Agave nectar. Read More
(2)
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