Best Breakfast Oatmeal

Makes 4 servings.


3 cups skim milk
1½ cups quick-cooking oats
⅓ cup dried fruit bits or raisins
1 medium apple, unpeeled, cored, cubed
3 tablespoons raw unsalted sunflower seeds, toasted
¼ - ½ teaspoon maple extract
2½ - 3½ teaspoons Equal® for Recipes or 8 to 12 packets Equal® sweetener or ⅓ to ½ cup Equal® Spoonful™
2 to 3 dashes salt
Ground cinnamon


1. Combine milk, oats, fruit bits, apple, sunflower seeds, and maple extract in medium saucepan; heat to boiling over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and simmer until thickened, 2 to 3 minutes.
2. Stir in Equal® and salt. Spoon cereal into bowls; sprinkle with cinnamon.

Nutritional Info (per serving):

Calories 280
Protein 13g
Carbohydrates 45g
Fat 6g
Cholesterol 3mg
Sodium 164mg

Food Exchange: 1 milk, 2 bread, 1 fat.

Additional comments:

Recipe provided courtesy of Merisant Corporation ® and the NutraSweet Company, makers of Equal®. provides many fine recipes for diabetic diets. Since its online debut in 1999, has become one of the more popular and largest cooking and recipe sites on the Internet.

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