I have a new appreciation for oatmeal. I used to love those little instant packets but, after trying the real deal with warm brown sugar and raisins, there’s just no going back. As a result, I’ve been on the hunt for new and delicious oatmeal ideas. I came across this one a few years ago in a cookbook and marked it because I thought it sounded delicious. Well, this weekend I finally got around to making it. Let me just say that this may be a weekly staple.
Cherry Vanilla Oatmeal
- 1 3/4 cups water
- 1 cup Old Fashioned Oats
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup dried cherries
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons cherry jam, or to taste
- 1/4 cup 1 percent low-fat milk
Put water, oats, salt and cherries into a medium sized saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in the vanilla extract and cherry jam. Put into serving bowls and pour 2 tablespoons of milk over each bowl. Pour a cup of coffee, open the paper, and indulge.
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