Banana-Walnut Oatmeal

Here, mashed banana lends both sweetness and potassium, while walnuts add omega-3 fatty acids along with an appealing crunch to oatmeal.

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Banana-Walnut Oatmeal

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    Ingredients

    1 cup low-fat milk 1 very ripe banana, mashed
    1 cup water 1 tablespoon maple syrup
    salt 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
    1 cup quick-cooking oats

    directions

    Prep: 10 min Total: 15 min (Quick)
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      Combine milk, water and salt in a medium saucepan; heat until almost boiling. Add oats and cook, stirring, until creamy, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in mashed banana and maple syrup. Divide between 2 bowls, sprinkle with walnuts and serve.

    notes

    Walnuts add omega-3 fatty acids along with an appealing crunch.

    nutritional information

    Calories:
    308
    Fiber:
    6 g
    Fat:
    7 g
    Saturated Fat:
    2 g
    Carbohydrates:
    54 g
    Protein:
    11 g
    Sodium:
    143 mg
    Monounsaturated Fat:
    2 g
    Exchanges:
    2 starch, 1 fruit, 1/2 low-fat milk, 1/2 other carbohydrate, 1/2 fat
    Cholesterol:
    8 g
    Carbohydrate Servings:
    3
    Potassium:
    392 mg
    Nutrition Bonus:
    Magnesium (33% daily value), Calcium (19% dv).
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