- 3 1/2 cups water
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped, optional
- 1/3 of a vanilla bean or 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- pinch of nutmeg
- 2 Tbs honey
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
1 In a medium saucepan, bring the water and salt to a boil. Split vanilla bean down the center vertically and add to water along with oats and raisins, stir. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, uncovered, for 5 minutes.
2 In the meantime, place nuts, if using, in a dry skillet over a medium-high flame, and toast, stirring frequently, until golden and fragrant, about 5 minutes. Set aside.
3 When the oats are cooked remove pan from the flame and stir in nutmeg. Swirl in the honey and place the oatmeal in serving bowls. Pour 1/4 cup of milk on top of each bowl, and top with toasted nuts and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
4 Note: For a quicker version using quick cooking or plain instant oatmeal: Cook the oatmeal according to the directions on the package. Stir vanilla, raisins, honey, and nutmeg into the cooked oatmeal. Top with milk, nuts (toasted or un-toasted) and cinnamon.
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