Amy Riolo: Oatmeal is the perfect breakfast food. My recipe for oatmeal with dried apricots, almonds, and cherries is great to make in advance and keep in the refrigerator for busy mornings on the run. So let's get started.
The first thing we need to do is heat up our pan, and then I'm going to add in my water, this is about 2 1/3 cup, then I'll add in a cup of Old Fashioned Oats and a pinch of salt. And I am just going to bring these to a boil. So now that oatmeal has been boiling for about a minute it's gotten really thick and creamy looking.
I am going to go ahead and add in my honey, and I say about a teaspoon per serving or whatever you like, and then it's time to add in the dried fruit. And dried fruit is so nutritious because all it is, is fruit that's been dried and had its water removed from it, but it hasn't been stripped away from any of its nutrient content.
So for example to make one pound of dried apricots, you actually need 5 pounds of fresh apricots, but you can imagine you have all of the nutrients literally five times nutrients in a dried apricot. So I will add those right into our oatmeal, and then next I am going to add my dried cherries, then I am going to add in my almonds.
So now our oatmeal is finished cooking and I am just going to top it with a little bit of milk and it's ready to serve.
So here we have our oatmeal with dried apricots, almonds, and cherries. A delicious way to start any morning, enjoy.