Prep 2 mins
Cook 5 mins
I am always looking for new ways to brighten my daily bowl of oatmeal. This is my latest pairing of dried fruits to create a healthy and satisfying start to the day. Feel free to replace the dried milk with regular and to use less water as I tend to like my oatmeal on the soupy side.
- 1⁄2 cup oats
- 2 dried apricot halves, diced
- 1 dried plum, diced
- 1 tablespoon dried cranberries
- 1 tablespoon golden raisin
- 3⁄4 teaspoon orange zest
- 2 tablespoons nonfat dry milk powder
- 2 cups water
- Place fruit and 1 1/2 cups water in small saucepan and bring to boil. Lower heat a bit and add oats and zest.
- After cooking 2-3 minutes add dried milk and additional water.
- Cook 'til done.
Wow, I just loved the flavor of this oatmeal with all the fruit. It's really no work at all beyond grating a bit of orange zest. The consistency did come out a bit soupy for me, so next time I'll reduce the liquid content, but I'll definitely be making it often!
I love this oatmeal. I will admit to cooking it in the microwave (therefore decreased the amount of water). I used half old fashioned and half quick oats. I loved all the fruit and the thing I really liked was the orange zest. I usually flavor my oatmeal with spices or extracts. This was a really nice fresh change. I also really liked the addition of the milk powder. I can't stand the thought of making oatmeal with milk as I detest hot milk so really liked this alternative, which created a nice creamy product. I did 3/4 the recipe which was easily done. Thanks for a winner Toni!
I thought this was a lovely breafast recipe. I left out the milk powder, and used about 1 1/2 cups of liquid, made up of half water and half skimmed milk. I used all the dried fruit and thought it was a really nice combination, and not too sweet.