Apricot Honey Oatmeal

Apricot Honey Oatmeal

(4 servings)    Printable Version
  • 3 and 1/2 cups water
  • 3/4 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional) 2 cups Quaker Oats (quick or old fashioned
  • uncooked)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
After making this oatmeal twice, I've adjusted the recipe a little bit. It originally called for 1/2 cup of chopped dried apricot. I've increased that to 3/4 cup because the apricot flavor isn't very noticeable at the lesser amount. You could even do a full cup as the dried fruit softens to really nice texture in the boiling water. Besides that, I added brown sugar and vanilla and bumped up the cinnamon a notch. With these changes (reflected in the ingredients above), I think you'll find this a flavorful, heart-healthy way to start your day.

Apricot Honey Oatmeal

How To Make Apricot Honey Oatmeal

In 3-quart saucepan, bring water, apricots, honey, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt to a boil.

Stir in oats; return to a boil.

Reduce heat to medium; cook about 1 minute for quick oats (or 5 minutes for old fashioned oats) or until most of liquid is absorbed, stirring occasionally.

turn off heat, stir in vanilla and let stand until you get your desired consistency.

Making Apricot Honey Oatmeal

A Serving of Apricot Honey Oatmeal

You can substitute the apricots with any dried fruit you like. You can also do half milk and half water for creamier oatmeal. Enjoy!

Mr Breakfast would like to thank SweetHoney for this recipe.

Comments About This Recipe
What do you think of Apricot Honey Oatmeal?
Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)
Based on 1 vote.

From Dawn H.
Rating (out of 5):  

I put dried pineapple pieces and cranberries in as well. Very, very good. Needs a little more honey per serving, but that's all that I would change.

Comment submitted: 7/31/2013 (#16222)

From Sue

Try oat breakfast with a little strawberry jam on top as well, or fresh white grapes or fruit yogurt mixed in.

Comment submitted: 6/1/2008 (#5424)

See All 165 Recipes For Oatmeal

Connect With Mr Breakfast:

Mr Breakfast At FaceBook
Mr Breakfast On Twitter
Mr Breakfast On Pinterest