I love instant oatmeal 'raisins and spice' flavor, but I wanted better oats, so this is my own twist. This recipe is not 'quick,' but if you make this large amount, you can refrigerate in small storage containers for a quick and easy snack or meal. This oatmeal taste great hot but even tastes good cold when you are on the go.

prep:
5 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
8
Max Servings:
8
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Bring water to a boil in a large pot. Stir oats into boiling water and cook at a boil until the mixture begins to thicken, about 5 minutes. Season oats mixture with salt; stir.

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  • Reduce heat to low and simmer oats until beginning to soften, about 20 minutes.

  • Stir milk, brown sugar, melted butter, and cinnamon together in a bowl with a whisk until smooth; stir into the oats mixture. Continue cooking the oats until tender, 10 to 15 minutes more.

  • Stir cranberries into the oatmeal to distribute throughout the mixture; cook just until the berries are warmed, 2 to 3 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

261.57 calories; 6.02 g protein; 49.98 g carbohydrates; 4.93 g fat; 6.87 mg cholesterol; 80.58 mg sodium.Full Nutrition


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BigShotsMom
01/31/2015
Great flavor stick to your ribs healthy breakfast for anytime of day. I chose to omit the butter and sugar as I cooked this to accommodate my dieting daughter so those who wanted them added them on top. This is comfort food! Thanks!
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Anonymous
01/03/2016
part of my new year's resolution is to work on making healthier/lighter meals specifically those that i make for bf to take to work.. hence seeking this out.. i cut the recipe in half and made the following modifications: 3 cups water for the 4 almond milk for the whole milk sugar substitute for the brown sugar and nonfat buttery spread for the real stuff.. i doubled the cinnamon and added 1 tsp of vanilla extract.. i left out the dried cranberries as i had none.. this felt a little lacking so i added 2 tsp of actual brown sugar.. i didn't bother using another bowl for the milk mixture just added the ingredients into the pot one by one.. i ended up cooking it for a total of 20 min's after that.. on a side note one could argue that using artificial substitutes is not all that healthy but this is a lot easier than coaxing bf into some kind of vegan diet.. we'll save that for his daughter:-).. ty for the recipe
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BigShotsMom
01/31/2015
Great flavor stick to your ribs healthy breakfast for anytime of day. I chose to omit the butter and sugar as I cooked this to accommodate my dieting daughter so those who wanted them added them on top. This is comfort food! Thanks!
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emilym0210
04/01/2015
This was absolutely delicious. My whole family LOVED it - even my one year old. I did add an extra TBSP of brown sugar but otherwise made it as directed. So yummy!!
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Ginger Szeszol
05/24/2015
This was excellent!! It was my first attempt at making steel cut oats. I did omit the dried cranberries as I don't particularly care for them. The recipe and times are spot on! I divided the portions into 8 1cup containers and froze for future use. Thanks for a great recipe!!
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LeoT
01/30/2017
This is definitely one of the best oatmeal recipes I have ever made and eaten. I make it a lot and it is now my go to recipe for steel cut oats. I do substitute soy milk for the milk and Canadian maple syrup for the brown sugar and add walnuts sometimes.
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cookmo
01/03/2016
Very good starter recipe for me but I added raisins instead of cranberries 2tsp vanilla an extra 2tsp of cinnamon extra 1tb butter & 1/4c of brown sugar. Soooo good!
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TJLUCY
11/23/2016
I added a tablespoon more sugar and a tsp of vanilla just bc I like vanilla. Great recipe. Easy to follow.
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Bing
02/20/2018
Made exactly as instructed though used my slow cooker because I had the time. Cooked on low for about four hours stirring every hour. Delicious!
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cakes2008
11/17/2015
So good! I'm not a fan of oatmeal in general but wanted to try steel cut oats and found this recipe. I only made 4 servings but added 1 tablespoon butter 1 teaspoon cinnamon (we're big cinnamon fans) and 1/4 cup brown sugar. Oh my! So yummy! I added some toasted slivered almonds to the top as well. Thanks for sharing! I'll definitely be making this one again!
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sherstin
10/22/2015
I've made this several times and it's fantastic. Perfect texture and flavor. I omit the dried berries and add fresh blueberries when I heat up a bowl.
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