Busy People's Low-Fat Cookbook
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Coconut Cream Oatmeal
This hearty, stick-to-your-bones breakfast is a special treat, with its creamy, toasted coconut flavor. It's a great way to start a cold day.


tablespoons coconut, flaked


cups quick-cooking oats
1/4  teaspoon light salt, optional 1/2 cup fat-free, sweetened condensed skim milk
4 cups water 1 teaspoon coconut extract

Broil the coconut on a cookie sheet for 15 seconds until toasty brown.
Bring the salt and water to a boil in a medium-size pan.  Add the oats and cook for 1 minute, stirring occasionally.
Remove from the heat. Stir in the condensed milk, coconut extract, and toasted coconut.  Stir until all the ingredients are well blended.
Cover and let sit for 2 to 3 minutes.  The oatmeal will thicken as it sits, yet it will have a creamy consistency to it.
Serve warm
Note: The fat in this recipe is primarily the fat that naturally grows in oats. It's good for the body.
Yield: 4 (1-cup) servings
Calories: 277; Fat: 2g (9% fat); Cholesterol: 2mg; Carbohydrate: 52g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Protein: 9g; Sodium: 52mg

Total time:
7 minutes or less
Menu idea: This is good with half of a grapefruit and skim milk, tea, or coffee.
Manhandler Breakfast Bake
This is an excellent, simple, whip-it-up-fast entrée that is perfect for a hearty breakfast or brunch. 


(8-ounce) packages egg substitute


pound Canadian bacon, thinly sliced and cut into bite-size pieces
1 (8-ounce) bag fat-free, shredded pizza cheese (a blend of nonfat Mozzarella and nonfat cheddar cheese) 1 (7 1/2-ounce) can Pillsbury buttermilk biscuits

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Spray a 9 x 13-inch pan with nonfat cooking spray.
In a bowl mix the egg, cheese, and Canadian bacon.
Arrange the biscuits on the bottom of the baking pan.
Pour the egg mixture over the biscuits. You may need to press the biscuits down so they are covered with the mixture.
Bake for 30 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
Serve hot.
If desired lightly sprinkle with light salt.
Yield: 6 large servings
Calories: 239; Fat: 2g (9% fat); Cholesterol: 3mg; Carbohydrate: 32g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Protein: 4g; Sodium: 310mg
Preparation time: 5 minutes or less
Baking time: 30 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes or less
Menu idea: Serve with a fruit cup and skim milk, coffee, or tea.