orange juice (or 2 tbsp frozen orange juice concentrate plus 6 tbsp
finely chopped dried apricots
pure maple syrup, optional
organic flaxseed oil, optional
chopped walnuts, pecans, or almonds, lightly pan-toasted if desired,
Place all the ingredients except
the maple syrup, flaxseed oil, and nuts in a medium saucepan and
stir to combine.
Bring to a boil.
Cover and reduce heat to low.
Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring
once or twice.
Remove from heat and let sit,
covered, for 2 to 5 minutes.
Stir in maple syrup and flaxseed
oil, for using.
Sprinkle one tbsp nuts over each
serving, if desired.
To pan-toast the nuts, lightly
dry-roast them in a skillet over medium heat, stirring often, until
fragrant and golden brown. A chewy and satisfying hot cereal with just a
hint of sweetness. Dried apricots are an excellent source of vitamin A,
iron and potassium. Seek out only organic dried apricots. They will be a
deep orange brown color. Avoid ones that are bright orange, as they will
have been treated with sulfur dioxide.