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Overnight Oatmeal

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From the American Heart Association...

Serves 4 | 443 Calories | 68 mg Sodium | $1.88 Per Serving

Ingredients

2 1/2 cup skim milk

1 Tbsp. honey

1 tsp. vanilla extract

3 1/2 cups rolled oats (not instant or quick-cooking)

Bananas, or strawberries, or blueberries

1/4 cup chopped, unsalted pecans or walnuts

Directions

1.In a large, re-sealable container or bowl, add milk, honey, and extract. Stir to combine, adding oats and stirring to combine. Seal or cover; place in the refrigerator and let it sit overnight.

2.The next day, top with sliced fruit or nuts over each oatmeal portion. Serve.

Additional Tips

Cooking Tip: Play around with the combination of oats to milk ratio. Like an oatmeal with a thicker consistency? Use more oats. Prefer it liquidy? Go higher on the milk.

Keep it Healthy: Add a variety of goodies into the oatmeal when preparing it the night before like dried fruit, unsweetened coconut, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, chia seeds, etc. Chopped fresh fruit, like bananas, go brown if added the night before; it’s best to top with fresh fruit right before eating.

Tip: Natural sweeteners such as maple syrup or honey are a great way to add a touch of sweetness instead of sugar. Even a little bit of fruit juice like orange juice can provide sweetness.

Nutritional Info

Nutritional AnalysisPer serving

Calories Per Serving443

Total Fat9.7 g

Saturated Fat1.4 g

Trans Fat0.0 g

Polyunsaturated Fat3.2 g

Monounsaturated Fat4.2 g

Cholesterol3 mg

Sodium68 mg

Carbohydrates74 g

Fiber10 g

Sugars21 g

Protein18 g

Recipe copyright 2016 American Heart Association. This recipe is brought to you by the American Heart Association's Simple Cooking with Heart Program. For more simple, quick and affordable recipes, visit heart.org/simplecooking.

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