Cinnamon Stovetop Oatmeal with Fresh Berries

This recipe uses quick oats so it’s ready in less than 10 minutes.  If you don’t have fresh berries on hand (or they're not in season), frozen are a convenient alternative.

Cinnamon Stovetop Oatmeal with Fresh Berries


Quantity Ingredients
1.5 cups / 375 ml water
1 tbsp / 15 ml dark brown sugar
1/4 tsp / 1 ml cinnamon
1/8 tsp / 0.5 ml vanilla extract
1/8 tsp / 0.5 ml salt
3/4 cup / 175 ml quick oats
1/2 cup / 125 ml fresh blueberries
1/2 cup / 125 ml sliced strawberries


In a saucepan stir together water, brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and salt.  Bring to a boil over high heat.

When water comes to a rolling boil, add oats and immediately reduce heat to low, while stirring to prevent any clumps.  Continue stirring for 1 to 2 minutes, until most of the liquid is absorbed and oats begin to thicken.

Remove from heat.  Sprinkle with fresh berries. 

Serve immediately.

Makes 2 cups (500 ml).

Serves 2.

Per 1 cup (250 ml): 197 cal, 6 g pro, 3 g total fat (1 g saturated fat), 39 g carb, 5 g fibre, 0 mg chol, 166 mg sodium

Good source of vitamin C, iron

Source: No-Fail Diet