November 20, 2010

# Oatmeal

Cranberry Oatmeal

 I'm not much of a juice drinker but one morning I had a revelation and thought "Hey, why don't I try cooking oatmeal with some juice?" we had some cranberry juice so I decided to use that.
Oh my, was it ever marvelous! Honestly it was all I could think about every morning and I haven't gone a week without making it since!
The juice adds extra taste and sweetness to the oats, bringing it to a whole new level.
I would say this is the perfect bowl of oatmeal to have around the holidays. What says Christmas more than cranberries?

Oatmeal with whipped cream just for fun

Cranberry Oatmeal
1/3 cup quick oats
1/3 cup cranberry juice
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup water
ground flax seeds (optional)
dried cranberries

Combine oats and liquids in a saucepan over high heat and bring to a boil.
Reduce to medium heat and add dried cranberries and ground flax seed.
Cook for a few minutes until all liquid is absorbed, stirring frequently
Remove from heat and if desired sprinkle some more dried cranberries on top or drizzle on some extra cranberry juice.

If you like, you could substitute some of the water or milk for more juice which would make the cranberry taste even better.

* If you are on a gluten free diet, ensure that the oats are labelled gluten free.



  1. I never thought to cook oatmeal with juice. Brilliant!

  2. thank you for visiting
    healthy breakfast

  3. That's a wonderful idea! I've never thought of it. Would probably get my kids to eat more oatmeal. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Mmmm... nothing like cranberries during the holdiay season! I am going to try this for breakfast tomorrow :) Whit and I will post pictures of the peircings soon!



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