Creamy Oatmeal

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 12 hr 20 min
  • Prep: 12 hr
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 cup steel-cut oats

4 cups milk

Pinch kosher salt

Two 3-inch-long cinnamon sticks

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/3 cup dried currants

3 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar

Serving suggestions:



maple syrup



yogurt or cream


In a medium bowl, combine the oats and milk. Cover and let soak in the refrigerator overnight. Transfer the oat mixture to a heavy-bottomed medium saucepan. Add the salt and cinnamon sticks and bring to a boil over high heat. Lower the heat to maintain a gentle simmer and cook, uncovered, stirring frequently, until softened, about 10 minutes. Stir in the vanilla, currants, and sugar; and simmer for 5 minutes more. Remove the cinnamon sticks and serve plain or with your topping of choice.

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