Pan-Seared Oatmeal
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1 cup non-diary milk (I used almond)
  • ¼ cup loosely packed brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ cups steel-cut (Irish) oats
  • Cooking spray for searing
Apple Cider Syrup
  • Boil 2 cups of apple cider for about 30 minutes until reduced to ¼ cup
Topping Ideas
  • fresh fruit (banana, pear, apple, berries), dried fruit (cranberries, raisins, apricots), nuts (pecans, almonds, hazelnuts)...the possibilities are ENDLESS!
  1. Combine water, apple cider, milk, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; stir in oats. Reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until thick, stirring occasionally. Spoon oatmeal into an 11 x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray; cool to room temperature. Cover and chill at least 1 hour or until set.
  2. Use a sharp knife to cut the oatmeal into 8 equal rectangles; cut each rectangle in half diagonally to form 16 triangles.
  3. Spray cooking spray in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 8 oatmeal triangles; cook 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Remove from pan; keep warm. Repeat procedure with remaining oatmeal triangles. Top with your favorite fruit, nuts, dried fruit, and a drizzle of syrup.
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