Photo: Brian Woodcock; Styling: Cindy Barr 
Serves 1

These steel cut oats pack in 41g whole grains per serving.

How to Make It

Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add honey, lemon juice, a dash of ground cinnamon, and mixed berries; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes. Spoon 1/3 cup compote over prepared oatmeal; top with basil. Refrigerate remaining compote; reheat as needed.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Eatwell94's Review

January 28, 2015
Did not like this recipe at all, couldn't even finish it. Now I will admit I don't like plain oatmeal without some kind of added sweetner so that may have something to do with it, but I found the oatmeal too bland, the berry mixture too tart, not sweet, and didn't like the combination.

IoneTaylor's Review

May 17, 2014
I like that this recipe makes enough compote for a generous number of bowls of oatmeal. It's also super easy and super fast to make - a huge plus. It keeps well in the refrigerator - it was two weeks by the time I used up the last of it, and it was still good. (Although I'd recommend using it up in one week.) I also used Trader Joe's mixed berries. The strawberries were whole and oversized compared to the other berries, and I'm not a huge fan of all those seeds in the raspberries and blackberries, but it was still a nice change of pace. (Blueberry compote is my favorite.) I'd make it again.

AZFooDi's Review

February 05, 2014
We loved this! Warm and satisfying, and no fuss. Will try the other suggestions of swapping maple syrup for honey and throwing in some nuts!

dmaert's Review

January 23, 2014

nazhamster85's Review

January 16, 2014
Delicious, easy, hearty, warm, comforting breakfast!! I like Chris2221's suggestion of adding some nuts!

MeghanF's Review

January 16, 2014
This is my new favorite breakfast. The compote has kept well for three days in the refrigerator. I used a bag of Trader Joe's brand frozen, mixed berries and weighted 12 ounces to use, but next time I will just use the whole 16 ounces. My 10 month old daughter also loved this. I might also try it with maple syrup instead of honey to see if it makes a suitable vegan version for friends.

Chris2221's Review

January 12, 2014
I used blueberries and it was delicious. Next time I will add some chopped walnuts or pecans for some crunch.

Maryfcd's Review

January 12, 2014

pmbeatty's Review

January 11, 2014