Cream Cheese and Lox Oat Bran Cereal

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Dietary: Egg-Free, Kosher, Peanut-Free, Soy-Free, Tree-Nut Free, Vegetarian

Enjoy all the fresh and savory flavors of a bagel and lox, but swap the bagel for healthy hot cereal that delivers half the calories and three times the fiber.

Prep: 15 min
Total Time: 10 min
Yield: 1 serving


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup Hodgson Mill Oat Bran Cereal
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. cream cheese
  • 1 Tbsp. red onion, chopped
  • 1-2 oz. smoked salmon, sliced (about the area of a deck of cards)
  • 1/2 tsp. capers
  • chopped fresh dill
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  • Bring water, oat bran cereal, and salt to a boil over medium heat. Simmer 2-3 minutes, until you can see the bottom of pan exposed for a second or two when you drag spoon through. Turn off heat. Add cream cheese and stir until melted and cereal is creamy and light. Transfer cereal into serving bowl. Top as desired with smoked salmon, chopped red onion, capers and dill. Season to taste and enjoy hot.
  • Notes: This recipe makes one serving – adjust amounts above according to number of people to serve. If there are leftovers, transfer hot cereal immediately to a sealed container in fridge, where it will keeps 2-3 days. Store toppings separately.