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Oatmeal with fruit and nuts

Oatmeal with mango and pecans recipe

Rose Petralia
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 12 mins


  • 5 cups water
  • 3 cups whole oats
  • 2 TBSP brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt more to taste -- this is a crucial ingredient
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried mango or any dried or fresh fruit
  • 1/2 cup pecans or walnuts, sunflower seeds, whatever
  • maple syrup to drizzle the real stuff
  • a sprinkle of cinnamon
  • milk is optional


  • Add the water, oats, sugar, salt, and cardamom to a medium saucepan over high heat and bring to a boil.
  • While the pan is coming to a boil, bring a cast-iron skillet to high heat. Toss in the nuts and stir around for half-a-minute to lightly toast. Immediately dump the nuts onto a cutting board, cool for a minute, and then chop.
  • As soon as the oats are boiling, reduce heat to medium-low, add the fruit and half of the toasted nuts, and simmer uncovered for ten minutes, or until the oatmeal is thickened.
  • Ladle the cooked oats into bowls and top with the rest of the toasted nuts, a drizzle of maple syrup, a sprinkle of cinnamon, and an optional glug of milk, if you happen to have it.
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