Vanilla Spice Oatmeal

Ellie Krieger
Photo by Patrie L.

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2

    cup pecans

  • 3 1/2

    cups water

  • 2

    cups old-fashioned rolled oats

  • 1/2

    cup raisins

  • 1/4

    tsp salt (optional)

  • 1/4

    tsp vanilla extract

  • Pinch of ground nutmeg

  • 2

    tbsp firmly packed dark brown sugar, plus more to taste

  • 1

    cup low-fat milk, or to taste

  • 1/8

    tsp ground cinnamon

Directions

Toast the pecans in a dry skillet over med-high heat, stirring frequently, until golden and fragrant, 3 to 5 minutes. chop them coarsely. Combine the water, oats, raisins, and salt, if using, in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low, and simmer, stirring a few times, until the oats are tender, about 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the vanilla and nutmeg. Swirl in the brown sugar and place the oatmeal in serving bowls. Pour 1/4 cup of milk on top of each bowl, sprinkle with the toasted pecans and cinnamon, and serve.

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