Oatmeal with Dried Fruit Compote



  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ cup milk
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ cup chopped dried fruits (such as pear, apple, plum, apricot etc.)
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons sweetened shredded coconut toasted
  • 2 tablespoons chopped toasted walnuts


  • To prepare oatmeal, bring water to boil in a saucepan.  add oats, salt and reduce heat and cook for about 10 minutes
  • Add milk and cook further one minute.
  • To make the compote: add chopped dried fruits, brown sugar, cinnamon and water and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and cook in a low flame until the fruits are cooked and soft and sauce is thick.
  • To serve divide oatmeal into 2 bowls and add fruit compote to each bowl
  • Top with walnuts and Sprinkle shredded coconut
  • Serve hot
  • Yields: 2 servings

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