Don't care for dried cherries or hazelnuts and have never been a fan of cooked oatmeal -- huh? But this recipe tempted me. I used rolled oats instead of steel, dried cranberries instead of cherries and slivered almonds instead of hazelnuts. Omitted the oil altogether. It turned out great! I'm now a believer in cooked oatmeal and will be looking for other recipes to add to this one, which I will definitely make again. Certainly a warm and hearty breakfast.
This is a great oatmeal recipe. I make it for my brother (who doesn't even like oatmeal) and he liked it! I used regular rolled oats and raisins, but other that that followed the recipe.