Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Butter Pecan Oatmeal (Single Serving)

It's another new oatmeal recipe. 
Well....new to me anyway. I've been missing out on some of these crazy oatmeal recipes over the years with my anti-oatmeal stance. 
Now that I have adopted a new position on oatmeal I am discovering that oats don't have to be boring. 
This is a super quick, super easy, super tasty version that requires very little prep. Perfect for those rushed mornings when you still want something warm and hearty.
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Butter Pecan Oatmeal (Single Serving)

1/3 cup quick oats
2/3 cup water
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 Tbsp Sugar Twin Brown Sugar
2 tsp butter
4 pecan halves, finely diced & toasted

1 Tbsp 0 fat, plain Greek yogurt
1/2 Tbsp maple syrup
1 pecan half, finely diced & toasted

In a small saucepan, stir together the oats and water over medium heat. Bring to a boil and cook for 2 -3 minutes - until oats are cooked.
Remove from heat and add cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, Sugar Twin, butter, and pecans.

Stir well to combine.

Top with Greek yogurt, maple syrup, and remaining diced pecans. Serve hot.

From start to finish in about 5 minutes. 
According to Myfitnesspal - the nutritional count is pretty sweet too!
257 calories, 29 carbs, 13 fat, and 6 protein. 
You can, of course, make this with regular, old fashioned oats. It just will need to cook for about 8 or so minutes instead of just 2 or 3. And if you want them gluten free - just make sure the oats you buy are marked gluten free. 


  1. This sounds amazing! I'm trying to eat healthier and Oateal has been on the list but I wasn't sure how to make it. Thanks so much!

  2. Made for breakfast this morning. Six thumbs up from the three of us! Thanks for the recipe. I think strawberry cheesecake will be next.

    1. Yay! So glad you liked it. I promise the strawberry cheesecake will become your new favorite :)