California Orange Granola (Make Ahead)

Ingredients: nonstick cooking spray2 1/2 cups oats ( regular)1 1/3 cups all-bran cereal ( crushed)1/3 cup walnuts, chopped1/3 cup orange juice2 tablespoons honey1/4 teaspoon ground allspice (optional)1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon Directions: Coat a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.In a large bowl stir together oats, cereal and nuts.In a small saucepan...

Granola Bars

Ingredients: 2 cups oatmeal1/2 cup sunflower seeds1 cup sliced almonds1/2 cup wheat germ1/2 cup honey1/4 cup dark brown sugar, packed1 ounce oil2 teaspoons vanilla extract1/2 teaspoon salt6 1/2 ounces dried fruit, any combination Directions: Oil 9×9-inch baking dish and set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.Spread oats, sunflower seeds, almonds, and wheat germ...

Apple, Banana, Oatmeal Treat for One

Ingredients: 1 granny smith apples ( peeled and cubed)1 tablespoon lemon juice1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon1 small bananas, sliced1 tablespoon walnuts, chopped (optional)1/2 cup quick oats1 cup vanilla-flavored soymilk ( I use 8th continent light vanilla)1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon Directions: Mix cubed apple with lemon juice and 1/4 tsp cinnamon, making sure apple is covered...

Granola

Ingredients: 8 cups large flake rolled oats1 pinch salt1 cup whole almonds1 cup pecan halves1 cup whole cashews1 cup pumpkin seeds1 cup unsalted sunflower seeds1/2 cup flax seeds1/2 cup sesame seeds1 cup coconut1 cup maple syrup (maple syrup preferred) or 1 cup honey ( maple syrup preferred)1 cup canola oil or 1 cup sunflower...

Winter Warmer Porridge

Ingredients: 1 star anise200 ml boiling water50 g porridge oats1/4 teaspoon cinnamon1/4 teaspoon ground ginger1/2 lemons, juice of, a2 tablespoons plain low-fat yogurt1/2 oranges, zest of, an1 apples, cored and grated Directions: Steep the anise in the water for 5 minutes.Put the oats in a pan, add spices and lemon juice.Remove the anise and...

Peaches and Cream Oatmeal

Ingredients: 1/2 cup water or 1/2 cup milk1/2 cup rolled oats1/2 cup peaches, pureed Directions: Mix all ingredients together.Microwave for 45 seconds, stir, and microwave for 30 seconds longer.Sprinkle with brown sugar and enjoy! Servings: 1 Time preparation: 2 min. Time total: 4 min. Favorite...

Cold Breakfast Oatmeal

Ingredients: 3/4 cup rolled oats3/4 cup skim milk1/2 teaspoon cinnamon1/2 teaspoon artificial sweetener (optional)1/4 cup frozen blueberries or 1/4 cup fresh blueberries Directions: The night before your breakfast, mix oats, milk, cinnamon and sweetner (if using) together in a cereal bowl.If you are using frozen blueberries, add these the night before also.Cover with plastic...

Sunrise Delight Oatmeal

Ingredients: 1 ripe bananas1/4 cup raisins1 cup rolled oats1 tablespoon sugar1 teaspoon cinnamon1/2 cup apple juice or 1/2 cup orange juice Directions: Mash banana evenly on bottom of microwave safe dish.Sprinkle with raisins, sugar, and cinnamon.Spread rolled oats evenly on top.Pour juice evenly over all.Microwave on high for 2 1/2 minute or until oatmeal...

Strawberry Ricotta Porridge

Ingredients: 5/8 cup oats2 tablespoons light ricotta cheese1 tablespoon Splenda granular1 pinch salt250 g strawberries, mashed1/2 cup skim milk, you could use soy milk also Directions: heat strawberries mashed in pot with splenda, stir until heated.add oats and salt and boil. if the contents become too dry, add some hot water and keep stirring...