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This classic oatmeal recipe is a fiber- and protein-filled way to start your morning. It's such a well-loved breakfast recipe that it's been included in many editions of our Red Plaid Cookbook.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Recipe Summary

20 mins
35 mins
15 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease four 6-ounce au gratin dishes or one 1-1/2-quart casserole; set aside.

  • In a medium saucepan combine milk and butter. Bring to boiling. Gradually stir in oats. Stir in dried apricots, dried cherries, raisins, 3 tablespoons of the brown sugar, the vanilla, and salt. Cook and stir for 1 minute. Transfer mixture to the prepared au gratin dishes or casserole. If using au gratin dishes, place in a 15x10x1-inch baking pan.

  • Bake, uncovered, for 15 minutes. Sprinkle with the remaining 2 tablespoons brown sugar and the nuts. Bake, uncovered, about 5 minutes more or until bubbly. Cool slightly. If desired, serve warm oatmeal with additional dried fruit and milk.

Nutrition Facts

446 calories; fat 19g; cholesterol 24mg; saturated fat 6g; carbohydrates 63g; mono fat 4g; poly fat 8g; insoluble fiber 5g; sugars 44g; protein 9g; vitamin a 1069IU; vitamin c 0.6mg; thiamin 0.2mg; riboflavin 0.3mg; niacin equivalents 0.8mg; vitamin b6 0.2mg; folate 28.2mcg; vitamin b12 0.5mcg; sodium 242mg; potassium 604mg; calcium 171.6mg; iron 2.3mg.