Oatmeal and fruit

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4 cups water, 1 and 1/2 cups oat bran(not oatmeal), 1 large apple – peeled/cored and chopped into very small pieces, 1/3 cup raisins

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1⁄2 teaspoon ground caraway seeds

1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon 1⁄2 teaspoon salt

Soy milk for serving (optional)

1. In a 2 quarts sauce pan over high heat, bring the water to a boil. Stir in the oat bran and allow water to return to a boil.

2. Reduce heat to low and cook for two minutes – stirring often.

3. After two minutes, turn off heat. Stir in the apple, raisins, and spices.

Let stand until apple pieces soften – about 5 minutes – stirring occasionally.

4. Divide hot cereal evenly among 4 bowls. Serve with the soy milk if desired.

Yield: 4 servings

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