Steel-cut oats make a creamy, delicious oatmeal. If you have time, toast the walnuts to bring out their flavor. Try substituting other dried fruits raisins, apricots or apples — for the cranberries.
- 1 cup(s) oats, steel cut
- 1/3 cup(s) cranberries, dried sweetened
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
- 2 cup(s) water
- 4 teaspoon nuts, walnuts, chopped
- 4 teaspoon sugar, brown firmly packed
- Serves 4
In a saucepan, combine the oats, cranberries, salt, cinnamon and water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to low and simmer, uncovered, until the oats are tender, about 20 minutes.
Spoon the oatmeal into warmed individual bowls and sprinkle each serving with 1 teaspoon of the walnuts and 1 teaspoon of the brown sugar. Serve immediately.
Serving size: About 1 cup
Source: This recipe is one of 150 recipes collected in The New Mayo Clinic Cookbook, published by Mayo Clinic Health Information and Oxmoor House, and winner of the 2005 James Beard award.