Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins
I found this in a Diane Mott Davidson mystery book. It is SO easy and flavorful, put it together the night before then cook it on the stove top in the morning. Never a big fan of porridge or oatmeal, this one changed my mind. I use all sorts of different fruit depending on mood and what is at hand. Apples, blueberries, or banana along with the mentioned dried cherries work perfectly. As do raisins and nuts. The sitting overnight lets the fruit flavor permeate the oats and milk and you end up with ambrosia. hmm coconut would be good to try it with as well. lemon or lime zest? the combinations to taste are endless. *runs for my pantry*
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 teaspoon orange zest, very finely chopped
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons dried tart cherries
- 2 cups skim milk, i use half and half
- brown sugar
- cream or butter or milk
- The night before, combine the oats, zest, cinnamon, and cherries in a glass bowl. Stir well, then stir in the milk. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.
- In the morning, place the mixture in a medium-sized saucepan and bring it to a simmer.
- Lower the heat and cook, stirring frequently, for 4 to 6 minutes, or until the oats are tender and the mixture is thick.
- Serve immediately, either as it is or with brown sugar or granulated sugar, and cream, butter, or milk.
i love diane mott davidson also . kinda all the cozy mysteries . anyway this is easy and really good used raisins instead of cherries .make this its easy
Yummy! So delicious, the tart cherries complement this perfectly. I will use the make ahead trick for all of my oatmeal dishes!
What a nice the surprise this turned out to be. The mix or orange zest, cinnamon and cherries is a great combo. This turns out so creamy and it is nice in the morning to just heat and run. Did add a spoon of brown sugar. Thanks so much for the post will be making again.