1/4 cup hazelnuts
3 cups fat-free milk
1 1/2 cups regular oats
1 1/2 cups diced Granny Smith apple (about 1 medium)
1/3 cup ground flaxseed
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons brown sugar
3 tablespoons slivered almonds

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Place hazelnuts on a baking sheet. Bake at 35o degrees for 15 minutes, stirring once. Turn nuts out ontO a towel. Roll up towel; rub off skins. Finely chop nuts, and set aside.

Combine milk and next 5 ingredients (through salt) in a medium sauce pan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Stir in vanilla. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes or until thick. Spoon into serving bowls; sprinkle with evenly with hazelnuts, brown sugar, and almonds.

Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 2/3 cup) CALORIES 258; FAT 8.4g(sat 0.9g, mono 4.1g, poly 2.9g), PROTEIN 9.8g, CARB 36.3g, FIBER 6g, CHOL 2mg, IRON 1.9g, SODIUM 156mg, CALC 203mg