Dried Cherry-and-Pecan Oatmeal

Dried Cherry-and-Pecan OatmealRecipe
Whole oats take a little longer to cook than instant, but they're higher in fiber, have a chewier texture, and stick to your ribs longer.


Makes 6 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 20 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 394
Caloriesfromfat 18 %
Fat 8 g
Satfat 2.3 g
Monofat 2.9 g
Polyfat 2.1 g
Protein 13.3 g
Carbohydrate 66 g
Fiber 7.7 g
Cholesterol 7.5 mg
Iron 3.2 mg
Sodium 280 mg
Calcium 197 mg


3 cups water
3 cups fat-free milk
2 cups whole oats (not instant)
1/2 cup dried cherries, coarsely chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons chopped pecans, toasted


Bring first 5 ingredients to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 20 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in 4 tablespoons brown sugar and next 3 ingredients. Spoon 1 cup oatmeal in each of 6 bowls. Sprinkle evenly with pecans and remaining 1 tablespoon brown sugar. Serve immediately.