A tasty healthy breakfast porridge. The flavors blend well by chilling the milk, oatmeal, and fruit together over night then cooking. Cook time does not include chill time.
- 1 cup steel cut oats (Irish oatmeal)
- 1⁄2 cup dried tart cherry
- 2 teaspoons tangerine peel, finely shredded (or orange peel)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
- 1 dash ground nutmeg
- 2 cups milk
- 2 tablespoons butter
- warmed milk
- turbinado sugar or other favorite sugar
- 1⁄4 cup toasted hazelnuts or 1⁄4 cup pecans or 1⁄4 cup almonds
- In a nonmetal bowl combine oates, cherries, tangerine peel, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg. Stir in milk; cover and chill for 8-24 hours.
- To serve, transfer oatmeal mixture to a saucepan. Heat just to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered 5 mins or until oatmeal is done, stirring occasionally.
- Remove from heat. Stir in butter until melted. If desired, top with warmed milk, sugar and nuts.