Adapted from Culinary Institute of American – IA Healthy Cooking cookbook Dover Point Gourmet-Private Chefs – Chef Peter Witt
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Start to Finish Time: 35 minutes
A great alternative to Quaker Oats and Steel Cut Oats the spices add a new dimension to hot cereal without adding calories.
Portion information: 3 1/4 ounces or 90 grams
Steel cut oats, scotch oats or irish oatmeal are all names for groats that have been cut into 2-3 pieces and not rolled. They take longer to cook than rolled oats and have a chewy texture.
Use a variety of dried fruits such as cherries, blueberries, currants, cranberries, apricots, dates, figs, raisins, or prunes
3 cups water, or skim milk
1 cup Old World Cereal, Old World Cereal from Blue Bird Grain Farms – See Notes for using Steel Cut Oats 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup fruit, see notes dried fruits
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon honey
4 ounces walnuts, chopped
Bring the milk or water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Gradually add the old world cereal, stirring constantly. Simmer them, stirring frequently, until thickened, about 15- 20 minutes, depending on how hot the boiling water is to start the process. Stir the salt, fruits, cinnamon/vanilla extract into the cereal and simmer until the cereal has absorbed the liquid up to an additional 10 minutes.
Serve in heated bowls and drizzle 3/4 teaspoon of honey on each portion and add 1 ounce of walnuts to each bowl.