Good Morning Oatmeal

For a healthy start on the day, top quick-cooking oats with vanilla yogurt, granola, and a compote of dried fruits, pears, and cinnamon simmered in apple juice.



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Ingredients
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    1 3/4  cups 
    apple juice
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    1  7  ounce package 
    mixed dried fruit bits
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    1/3  cup 
    packed brown sugar
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    3   inches 
    stick cinnamon or 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
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    2   
    medium pears, cored and chopped
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    5   cups 
    water (or 2-1/2 cups water and 2-1/2 cups milk)
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    1/2  teaspoon 
    salt
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    3   cups 
    quick-cooking oats
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    2  6  ounce container 
    vanilla yogurt
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    1   cup 
    granola

Directions
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In saucepan combine juice, fruit bits, sugar, and cinnamon. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 20 minutes. Add pears. Cook, covered, 10 minutes. Cool; remove cinnamon stick. Drain, discard liquid. In saucepan bring water and salt to boiling. Add oats. Reduce heat to medium; cook about 1 minute, stirring occasionally. To serve, top with fruit mixture, yogurt, and granola. Makes 8 servings.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 357, Fat, total (g) 5, chol. (mg) 2, sat. fat (g) 2, carb. (g) 74, Monosaturated fat (g) 2, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, fiber (g) 5, sugar (g) 28, pro. (g) 8, vit. A (IU) 49, vit. C (mg) 3, Thiamin (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 1, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Folate (µg) 24, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, sodium (mg) 204, Potassium (mg) 594, calcium (mg) 111, iron (mg) 2, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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