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Oatmeal Heaven

Steel-Cut Oatmeal Heaven


  • 1 cup steel-cut oats*
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup snipped dried apples or dried apricots 
  • 2 tablespoons dried cherries, raisins or tropical fruit bits
  • 2 3 - inch sticks cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons miniature semisweet chocolate pieces
  • 2 slices bacon, crisp-cooked, drained and crumbled


  1. Spread oats in a shallow baking pan. Bake, uncovered, in a 350 degree F oven for 10 minutes or until oats are lightly browned, stirring twice. Cool in pan on a wire rack.

  2. In a large saucepan, bring water, sugar, butter and salt just to boiling. Stir in oats, apples, cherries and cinnamon. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes or until oats are just tender and liquid is nearly absorbed, stirring occasionally. Remove and discard cinnamon sticks. Serve oatmeal warm.
* Steel Cut Oatmeal Heaven.pdf
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