Maple Raisin Steel Cut Oatmeal
Makes 2 large servings.
- 1 cup steel cut oats
1 and 1/2 cups milk
1 and 1/2 cups water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup maple syrup (preferably pure maple syrup).
1/3 cup raisins
butter - if desired
chopped walnuts (or other chopped nut) - if desired
In a medium sauce pan over high-heat, bring the water, milk and salt to boil. Stir in the oats. As soon as the water begins to boil again, reduce the heat to a low simmer.
Cook, stirring occasionally, for 15 to 20 minutes or until desired consistency is reached.
Stir in the syrup and raisins. Turn of heat, cover and let set for 5 minutes before serving.
Top each serving with a pat of butter and/or a few chopped nuts for a pretty and tasty final touch.
Any dried fruit can be used in place of the raisins. Cranberries and dates work great. Just let them set in the oatmeal for a few minutes to rehydrate a bit.
Fresh fruit can also replaced the raisins. A chopped banana or a chopped apple both taste great. Again, just be sure to let your fruit of choice set within the oatmeal for a short while so the flavors intermingle.
Brown sugar can be used in place of the maple syrup, but use a little less - maybe 3 Tablespoons.
A creamy, tasty steel cut oatmeal with just the slightest little pop from each tiny oat. Easily modified to fit your tastes.
Mr Breakfast would like to thank Mr Breakfast for this recipe.
Recipe number 3189. Submitted 6/19/2013.