Awesome Oatmeal

Kris does not cook that often, but when she does it is always amazing. After seeing this oatmeal on ‘Barefoot Contessa’ Kris said she was going to make this. Best oatmeal ever! We will be having this on the menu as fall and winter set in!!Be sure to use quick cooking oatmeal. Instant would be too mushy and regular would take too long to cook. This can be whipped up in 30 minutes or so. Instead of milk we use Ripple ,a plant based alternative, and still get the creamy texture you want. Add in bananas, dried cherries and raisins and you have a seriously hearty breakfast!!! Kris needs to cook more often:) Cheers!


1 1/2 cups Ripple Original
2 cups water
1 1/2 cups quick oats
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 banana, sliced
1⁄2 cup dried cherries
1⁄2 cup golden raisin
2 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons brown sugar


Heat milk plus 2 cups of water in a medium saucepan until it starts to simmer. Add oatmeal and salt, bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until thickened.
Remove from heat. Add your stir-ins: banana slices, cherries, raisins, or whatever you are using. Cover, and let stand 2 minutes. Serve hot with a drizzle of maple syrup or sprinkle of brown sugar to taste, cinnamon if desired.(Or both!)
You may also add extra milk to taste.
Suggestions for stir-ins: chopped walnuts, slivered almonds, minced dried apricot, chopped apple (dried or fresh) etc.

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