Oatmeal With Dried Fruit Compote

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Aroostook

This healthy (no salt, no sugar added)breakfast is "fast" food at it's best. Together golden raisins, apricots and cranberries make a colorful compote. For make ahead meals, place oatmeal/compote layers in individual covered containers and refrigerate (or pop a few in the freezer) until ready to reheat in the microwave. We serve this topped with warm milk or cream. What a great way to start the day!

Top Review by MizEmerilLagasse

I use to make this for a client I had when I was personal cheffing and catering. She was trying to loose weight, but she refused to give up flavor. This recipe was great for that, and it was easy because all I had to do was make the whole 13 servings of the fruit compote, refrigerate it, make individual servings of the oatmeal, and only use what I needed of the compote. My client really seemed to enjoy it, and she ended up loosing the weight she wanted. :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. This recipe makes enough compote for 13 servings (a complete 18oz container of quick cooking oatmeal); Or you can store compote in the fridge while you make individual servings of oatmeal.
  2. Compote.
  3. In a medium saucepan combine fruit and water.
  4. Bring to a slow boil.
  5. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  6. Oatmeal.
  7. In a large saucepan bring water to a full boil.
  8. Add rolled oats, reduce heat to medium and stir for 1 minute.
  9. Cover and let set for 5-10 minutes until oatmeal is “set”.
  10. To serve: Place a layer of oatmeal and a layer of compote in a bowl.
  11. Repeat.
  12. Sprinkle top with a dusting of cinnamon (optional).
  13. Serve topped with warm milk or cream.
  14. (optional).

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