Saturday, February 16, 2008

Maple Hazelnut Oatmeal - 7 points

1-1/2 c fat-free milk
1-1/2 c water
2 Gala apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 3 cups)
1 cup uncooked steel-cut oats
2 T brown sugar
1-1/2 T butter, softened
1/4 t cinnamon
1/4 t salt
cooking spray
1/4 c maple syrup
2 T chopped hazelnuts, toasted

Bring milk and water to a boil in a saucepan over med-high heat, stirring frequently.

Place hot milk mixture, apple, and next 5 ingredients (through salt) in a 3.5 qt electric slow cooker coated with cooking spray; stir well. Cover with lid, cook on low heat setting 7 hours or until oats are tender.

Spoon oatmeal into individual bowls, top with maple syrup and hazelnuts.

Yield: 4 servings
(1.25 cup oatmeal, 1 TBS syrup, 1.5 tsp hazelnuts)

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