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Spiced Oatmeal Mix

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.

Makes

18 servings

The microwave makes Loretta Kleinjan's warm and cozy treat a snap to whip up. "Adapt the ingredients to suit your taste," suggests the Volga, South Dakota reader. "Try it as a quick pick-me-up any time of day."

Ingredients

  • 8 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped mixed dried fruit
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 month.
  2. To prepare oatmeal: Contents of mix may settle during storage. When preparing recipe, spoon mix into measuring cup. In a deep microwave-safe bowl, combine 1/2 cup oatmeal mix and 1 cup water. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1-2 minutes or until bubbly, stirring every 30 seconds. Let stand for 1-2 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 210 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 137mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 4g fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fruit.

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