Special Oatmeal

Tasty and healthful breakfast dish...oatmeal is said to lower your cholesterol!

2 1/2 C water

1/2 tsp salt
1 C rolled oats
1 ripe banana, mashed
1 lg apple, peeled and shredded
1/2 C raisins
1/4 C fine, unsweetened coconut
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp lemon extract
1 tsp ground coriander
1/4-1/2 C pecans, (opt.)

Bring water to a boil, add salt and stir in rolled oats. Cook over low heat, covered for 5 minutes. Stir in all ingredients, except pecans. Simmer, covered for 10 minutes more. If mixture thickens too much, add a little more water. Garnish with pecans, if desired.

Variation:
1 teaspoon of cinnamon may be substituted for the lemon and coriander.

Servings: 4

Submitted by Yvonne Chant

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