Oatmeal is always a good choice for breakfast, brunch or anytime you need a warm bowl of health "comfort food". Avoid loading it up with refined sugars by adding fruit, fresh or dried, or honey to sweeten it up.
3 1/2 cups lowfat or skim milk
1 teas cinnamon
2 cups oats (no quick oats)
1 cup dried unsweetened cherries, cranberries, blueberries, or raisins
2/3 cup slivered almonds
maple syrup or honey to taste
Heat milk and cinnamon in a saucepan just until boiling. Add oats and cook, stirring, over medium heat until it reaches the desired consistency, about 5 minutes. Add fruit and stir. Turn off heat, cover and let set for 5 minutes. Spoon into serving bowls and top with almonds. Drizzle with maple syrup or honey to taste.