Maple Oatmeal with Dried Fruit and Sweet Spices
Here is another fabulous overnight oatmeal made with steel-cut oats. It is strong on the spice, so cut back to ½ teaspoon if you would like just a whisper. If you prefer a richer flavor, toast the oats on a baking sheet at 350°F for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Cooker: Small round
Setting and cook time: LOW for 7 to 9 hours
Cooking Methodslow cooking
Total Timea day or more
Make Ahead RecipeYes
One Pot MealYes
Recipe Coursemain course
Dietary Considerationmain course
Five Ingredients or LessYes
Taste and Texturecreamy, spiced, sweet
- 1 cup steel-cut oats
- ½ cup raisins or dried cherries, dried blueberries, or sweetened dried cranberries
- 1 teaspoon apple pie spice, or ground cinnamon mixed with a pinch of ground cloves, nutmeg, and allspice
- 4 cups water
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup or granulated maple sugar, plus extra for serving
Combine all the ingredients in the slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW for 7 to 9 hours, or overnight.
Stir the oatmeal well and scoop into bowls with an oversized spoon. Serve with milk and maple syrup or sugar.
2005 Beth Hensperger and Julie Kaufmann