Heartwarming Oatmeal w/Fruit and Nuts

Cinnamon, navel oranges and the sweetness of freshly squeezed red grapefruit juice highlight this warm and comforting breakfast tradition. Enjoy!

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  • Prep Time:10-15 minutes

Main Dishes

Serves: 2
Cups of Fruits & Vegetables per Serving: 1
Think Variety; Think Color: Red


3/4 cup juice from a Texas red grapefruit
3/4 cup water
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup old fashioned oats
1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon brown sugar, firmly packed
2 navel oranges or mandarins, sectioned, chopped
4 dates (2 tablespoons), chopped
1 tablespoon almonds, slivered


In a medium saucepan, combine grapefruit juice, water, cinnamon, and salt; bring to a boil over HIGH heat. Stir in the oats and reduce the heat to MEDIUM-LOW. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally; remove from heat. Cover the oatmeal and let stand for 8 minutes, or until desired consistency is reached (it will continue to thicken as it stands). Stir in brown sugar.  Spoon the oatmeal into bowls and top with navel oranges, dates and almonds.


Each serving provides:  An excellent source of vitamin C, magnesium and fiber and a good source of vitamin A, folate, calcium and potassium.

Nutritional Information

  • Calories:    276
  • Carbohydrates:    59g
  • Total Fat:    3.8 g
  • Cholesterol:    0mg
  • Saturated Fat:   0.4g
  • Dietary Fiber:    7g
  • % of Calories from Fat:    11%
  • Sodium:    152 mg
  • Protein:    6g
  • Recipe Credit
  • Recipe courtesy of Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH). This recipe meets PBH and Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) nutrition standards that maintain fruits and vegetables as healthy foods.



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