The Best Bowl of Oatmeal Ever

Total Time:
55 min
10 min
45 min

4 servings

  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup Irish steel-cut oats
  • 1 pinch salt
  • For the topping:
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins or dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • In a medium saucepan, bring the water and milk to a boil. Stir in the steel-cut oats and salt and cook a few minutes to thicken. Reduce the heat and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes stirring occasionally.

  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan bring the apple juice to a boil, add the raisins, and cook a few minutes to help them plump. In a mixing bowl, with a whip attachment combine the heavy cream, brown sugar, and cinnamon and whip until stiff. Keep chilled.

  • Remove the cooked oatmeal from the heat and serve piping hot in bowls. Sprinkle the plumped raisins on top of the oatmeal and spoon a dollop of the brown sugar cinnamon whipped cream in the center and serve.

  • Notes about the recipe: To cut some of the cooking time, soak the oats in water overnight by bringing the water to a boil, turn off the heat, and add the oats. Cover the pot and let sit over night. The next morning cook on low heat 9 to 12 minutes stirring occasionally.

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I never liked oatmeal as a kid but while trying to lose weight I need to try new dishes that are healthy. Well, I got some steel cut oats from Whole Foods, chopped walnuts, heavy whipping cream and golden raisis and boy was this DELICIOUS! I don't like soupy oatmeal but if you add the apple juice I'm sure it makes it even tastier but apple juice has a lot of sugar and isn't necessary to make the recipe delicious. Considering that you ad brown sugar you don't need more sugar by adding apple juice. Add fat free organic milk and it is a little less rich and smoother. But I like my oatmeal firm. Definitely add some chopped walnuts! HOW CAN SOMETHING THIS HEALTHY TASTE THIS GOOD? item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I enjoy creating new things, and this sounds great. I need to find steel-cut oatmeal first, but will look around. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Using Irish Oatmeal makes it different. item not reviewed by moderator and published
you don't need to waste time whipping the cream, just use it straight. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So good but sooo filling, not meant for 2 people, more like 4 item not reviewed by moderator and published
This oatmeal is fabulous! It's creamy and filling and comforting, and the cinnamon/brown sugar whipped cream is sweet and delicious. It's just the right mix of flavors, and sooo worth the wait of the cooking time. I sprinkled some fresh ground nutmeg on top of the whipped cream. A lovely autumn treat! Try this oatmeal; it's great! Thank you, Gale! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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