Oat bran, the outer husk of the oat grain, doesn’t get enough credit as breakfast food. Did you know 1/4 cup of oat bran has about 100 calories and 12% of your daily iron needs? As someone who doesn’t eat a lot of red meat, I am always looking for other ways to get my iron. Oat bran is also high in healthy carbohydrates including dietary fiber and one serving has 5 grams of protein.
Mix that with milk, which is a great source of protein, vitamin A and vitamin D, cinnamon which has a whole list of benefits, and figs which are also a great source of dietary fiber, and you’ve got yourself a quick and easy power breakfast!
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup oat bran
1 tsp cinnamon sugar
2-4 chopped figs (fresh or dried)
1. Add water, milk and cinnamon sugar to a pot over medium heat.
2. When mixture is almost boiling, stir in oat bran and chopped figs.
3. Continue stirring until oats soften and cereal becomes thick and creamy.
*Save a few slices of fig to top the bowl.
*If you don’t like figs or don’t have any around, you can use dates, raisins or any other dried fruit.