- 1 1/2 cups whole milk, plus extra for serving
- 1 1/2 cups quick-cooking (not instant) oatmeal
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 banana, sliced
- 1/2 cup dried cherries
- 1/2 cup golden raisins
- Pure maple syrup or brown sugar, for serving
- Heat the milk plus 2 cups of water in a medium saucepan until it starts to simmer. Add the oatmeal and salt, bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened. Off the heat, stir in the banana, cherries, and raisins. Place the lid on the pot and allow to sit for 2 minutes. Serve hot with maple syrup or brown sugar and extra milk.