Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Fried Oatmeal with Toasted Pecans and Raisins

1 cup pure wholegrain quick oat flakes (I use Only Oats)
2 cups water
salt, to season
1/2 cup raisins, chopped
1/2 cup pecan halves, toasted in oven, then chopped
Butter for frying
Maple syrup for serving

Prepare oatmeal as per package directions: Bring water and salt to a boil.  Add oatmeal flakes.  Reduce heat and simmer for 3-4 minutes or until oatmeal is extra thick, stirring constantly to avoid burning.

Mix raisins and pecans into oatmeal and pour into small loaf pan.  Place in refrigerator to cool.  When oatmeal loaf is cold, remove from pan, careful not to break up.  Slice oatmeal loaf and fry in butter in pan over medium high heat to brown the outside and heat thoroughly.

Serve hot with maple syrup.

Tip:  Oatmeal is quite bland so be sure to salt accordingly.  Also, nutmeg or cinnamon could be added for extra flavor.