Osteoporosis Canada

PREP TIME: 5 mins

COOK TIME: 15 mins

SERVES: 4

PREP TIME: 5 mins
COOK TIME: 15 mins
SERVES: 4

Ingredients

This perfect combination has a wonderful aroma that will make you think of a hot apple pie in the morning.

3 1/2 cups (625 mL) skim milk
1 1/3 cups (325 mL) large flake oats
1/3 cup (75 mL) wheat germ
2 tbsp (30 mL) packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp (2 mL) pumpkin pie spice or ground cinnamon
1 apple or pear, cored and diced
2 tbsp (30 mL) dried cranberries

Preparation

  1. In a large saucepan, bring milk to a gentle boil. Stir in rolled oats and wheat germ. Reduce heat to medium-low heat; stir in sugar, if using and pumpkin pie spice. Cook, stirring for about 12 minutes or until almost thickened.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in apple and cranberries. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
Recipe Tip

RECIPE TIP

Make ahead option: Make the oatmeal the night before and warm up in the microwave the morning of with a splash of skim milk. Stir and enjoy!

Fruit Variations: Use your favourite fruit in season instead of the apple. Try peaches, plums, strawberries, blueberries or pears.

Tip: If you want your apple softer, simply add it earlier and cook until desired texture.

DID YOU KNOW?

Bone is a living tissue, that is constantly renewing and repairing itself from everyday wear and tear.  However, like many nutrients, calcium is absorbed less effectively as we age.  Try out our calcium calculator to see if you are getting enough in your daily diet.

Emily Richards
Recipe by

Emily Richards

Professional Home Economist

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)

  • Calories
    311
  • Saturated
    1g
  • Fat
    4g
  • Trans
    0g
  • Cholesterol
    4mg
  • Sodium
    94mg
  • Fibre
    6g
  • Carbohydrate
    56g
  • Sugars
    26g
  • Iron
    20%
  • Vitamin C
    6%
  • Calcium
    295mg/30%
  • Protein
    15g
  • Vitamin A
    15%

* The percentage of calcium is based on the Osteoporosis Canada’s daily calcium requirement for people under 50 years of age of 1000 mg.

Osteoporosis Canada’s position on nutrition for healthy bones focuses on calcium and vitamin D while stressing a well-balanced diet which includes fiber and whole grains, vitamins and minerals and protein.

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