Pep up your morning routine with this not-so-old-fashioned savory oatmeal recipe with cashews, curry powder and raisins. If you need a little sweetness, try drizzling honey on top. Short on time in the morning? Try our overnight oatmeal variation.

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Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2015




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  • Bring water and salt to a boil in a small saucepan. Stir in oats, reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and let stand 2 to 3 minutes. Top with raisins, cashews and curry powder.



Overnight oats variation: Combine 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats with 1/2 cup water and a pinch of salt in a jar or bowl. Cover and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, add toppings, as desired. Eat cold or heat up. Makes about 1 cup.

Steel-cut oats variation: Bring 1 cup water and a pinch of salt to a boil in a small saucepan. Add 1/3 cup steel-cut oats, reduce heat to a bare simmer, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid is absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, 2 to 3 minutes. Add toppings. Makes about 3/4 cup.

People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use oats that are labeled “gluten-free,” as oats are often cross-contaminated with wheat and barley.

Nutrition Facts

332 calories; protein 8.6g 17% DV; carbohydrates 54.5g 18% DV; exchange other carbs 3.5; dietary fiber 5.9g 24% DV; sugars 18g; fat 11.1g 17% DV; saturated fat 2.1g 11% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 0.1IU; vitamin c 0.9mg 2% DV; folate 32.4mcg 8% DV; calcium 31.9mg 3% DV; iron 3.4mg 19% DV; magnesium 165.6mg 59% DV; potassium 451mg 13% DV; sodium 158.7mg 6% DV; thiamin 0.3mg 26% DV.

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This has wonderful flavor and is now a favorite way to fix oatmeal. I used a sweet curry from Penzeys and it gave it just the right amount of spice. The cashews and raisins balanced out more savory and sweet notes. Great. Read More