Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Nutty Raisin Oatmeal

Nutty Raisin Oatmeal recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen


My family's love of oatmeal is a well documented thing. As I wrote this post, I checked the recipe index for this site and realized that I've posted a dozen different oatmeal recipes over the past year. Baked, Slow Cooked, Soaked, and in the Crockpot are just a few of the ways that we love oatmeal.

Traditional stove top oatmeal is still the most frequently served oatmeal in my home. A while back, I started adding nuts to our usual bowls of oatmeal with raisins. The nuts add a soft bit of crunch with the creamy oats and the chewy raisins. The whole family enjoys this combination very much and even my non-oatmeal loving son has decided that if oatmeal is made this way, it is delicious.

Nutty Raisin Oatmeal 
Yield: 4 servings
(printable recipe)

2 cups old fashioned oats
3 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup raisins, I used half golden and regular raisins
1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
tiny pinch of salt
brown sugar, honey or maple syrup, to taste
butter, as desired
splash of milk, as desired

Place the oats, salt and water in a small saucepan. Cover with lid and bring to a boil over medium high heat.  Immediately uncover, stir and reduce heat to lowest setting. Let it simmer just until the water is absorbed and the oats are as creamy or chewy as you like. This should only take a few minutes. Stir in the nuts and raisins and scoop into bowls. Stir in the sweetener of your choice and butter if desired. Add a splash of milk, if desired and serve immediately. Enjoy!

Nutty Raisin Oatmeal recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen


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16 comments:

  1. I love oatmeal and raisins. I'll make this, just skipping the nuts. It looks so delicious!!

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  2. Wow, does that look good this morning!

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  3. I seem to only crave oatmeal when it's cold... but this sure does look good and I would love a bowl of it right this minute!!

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  4. We love oatmeal, eat it every day! I rarely take the time to jazz it up in any way, but that photo has inspired me and I have all the necessary ingredients on hand. Call me a rut-buster!

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  5. I absolutely LOVE oatmeal prepared this way! :) And just look at all that delicious butter and brown sugar, yummmmmy.

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  6. What a healthy and delicious bowl of goodness.

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  7. This morning was a oatmeal breakfast for munchkin. Cinnamon and brown sugar is about as fancy as I was feeling today. This looks great!

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  8. I love oatmeal and this sounds really delicious. It will be great for this winter, or any time really!

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  9. The pat of butter on top really sells it. Beautiful!

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  10. funny there was a big discussion on the chow and chatter facebook page last night about how folks make oatmeal and topping s he he you would love it

    great and healthy breakie

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  11. Ohh que rico muy saludable me encanta ,excelente,hugs,hugs.

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  12. I love oatmeal with pecans, brown sugar and cinnamon. Simple is good in the mornings!

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  13. You have taken oatmeal to a new level!! This looks delicious.

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  14. When I first saw this I thought it was a crumble or a crisp, it looks good enough to be dessert!

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  15. I love oatmeal--I eat it almost every day!

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  16. Mary, I can not thank you enough for all the recipes especially the dozens of oatmeal recipes you have sweetly provided!! My children love them!

    Ruthie Emery Nicholas

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