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Mock Oatmeal Recipe
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Mock Oatmeal

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"This is a warm and satisfying way to start the day - a nice change from bacon and eggs when you are on a low-carb diet. It may sound odd, but give it at try - it's actually yummy. This can also be made using maple extract."

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  • PREP

    2 mins
  • COOK

    3 mins

    5 mins


  1. In a cereal bowl, stir together the ricotta cheese, sweetener and vanilla. Cover with plastic wrap, and poke a hole to vent steam. Heat in the microwave oven for 2 to 3 minutes, until hot. Remove plastic wrap, stir and enjoy.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 15, 2010

This was very good, but I changed it up a bit. I didn't like the creamy puddin-like consistancy, so I added an egg and nuked for another minute then added a dash of nutmeg. It was more like custard, and totally delish! Thanks for idea!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 15, 2010

Not awful by any means. But my family Decided to feed this mock oatmeal to the family dog. Perhaps it was the fake taste of the splenda. Maybe I should have used Agave nectar.


31 Ratings

Mar 04, 2011

Pretty darn good for something so simple. I am struggling through a lo carb diet and have yet to discover a lot of options for breakfast. This really fits the bill. Reminds me of a hot cereal. I left out the sweetener and added flax. Thanks!

Jun 15, 2006

I really like this idea, great for the mornings when you want something low carb but have no time for eggs... I agree adding the cinnamon gives it more of an oatmeal flavor. I sometimes also add a little bit of some cocoa to give it a little different flavor too.

Jan 15, 2008

You can also eat this a Phase 1 South Beach Diet dessert. I always add either vanilla extract or even coconut or almond extract.

Apr 09, 2012

I made this this morning, on a whim, just had some ricotta to use up...I used a packet of Truvia and cinnamon and it was actually really good. Tasted nothing like oatmeal, but more like a good hot cereal...similar in texture to cream of wheat....still I will make again! Very good!

Oct 27, 2007

I tried this recipe because I had some leftover ricotta cheese, and because I was plain curious. I have to say, it does not taste like oatmeal, even after lots and lots of cinnamon. I'm giving it four stars anyway because it doesn't taste bad and I think it is worth trying. It is slightly chewy, and if you use nonfat ricotta cheese this can be pretty healthy. You get protein and quite a bit of calcium.

Sep 07, 2011

I tried this after making a lasagna and not wanting to waste the small amount of remaining ricotta. I really enjoyed it and will make it again. The flavor is delicious and it's a great way to start the day with a healthy amount of protein and fat. Thanks for the idea!


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  • Calories
  • 189 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.9 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 38 mg
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 9.7 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Protein
  • 14 g
  • 28%
  • Sodium
  • 154 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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