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Key Lime Pie Oatmeal November 11, 2011

Jamie says: I’ve got oatmeal on my mind lately. I’m brainstorming recipes for an oatmeal contest. You should see the brainstorming “web” I made. Remember those from elementary school? They really do come in handy!

For breakfast today, I made…

Key Lime Pie Oatmeal

The cinnamon oatmeal with the graham cracker and pecan crumble made a great “crust.” And the key lime yogurt was not too sweet- perfect for breakfast.

I added green food coloring for photo-effect because the yogurt looked white, but normally, I wouldn't add it (maybe for St. Patty's Day, though).

Key Lime Pie Oatmeal

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats (Quaker)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 graham cracker (Publix)
  • 10 pecan halves
  • 6 oz key lime yogurt (Stonyfield 0% fat, 100 calories)
  • 2 drops green food coloring, optional
  • 1 Tbsp marshmallow Fluff or whipped cream

Directions:

  1. Combine oats and water in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 3 minutes. Add cinnamon. Stir.
  2. Crumble graham cracker and crush pecans. Combine. Sprinkle on outer rim of oatmeal to form a “crust.”
  3. Mix food coloring in yogurt (if desired) and scoop yogurt on top of oatmeal and within “crust.” Top with a dollop of Fluff or whipped cream. Enjoy!

Serves: 1

  • Nutrition note: What makes this recipe healthier than your typical key lime pie? There’s fiber from the oatmeal and pecans; calcium, vitamin D, potassium, and protein from the yogurt; healthy fats from the pecans; and some whole grains from the oatmeal and the graham crackers. Plus it’s a lot lower in fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, and calories. Oh, and you can eat this whole “pie” for a meal!
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One Response to “Key Lime Pie Oatmeal”

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