This is a wonderful microwave recipe that gets me going every morning! It's made with no added sugar, and plenty of oats and cinnamon for a warm, tasty breakfast. I also add turmeric and ginger for wholesome benefits.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
2 mins
total:
7 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 serving
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Ingredients

1
Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the rolled oats, cinnamon, cranberries, and blueberries in a microwave safe bowl. Add the turmeric and ginger, if desired. Pour in the water, and stir to mix ingredients. Cook on High until water is absorbed, about 2 minutes. Stir in orange juice to desired consistency.

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Nutrition Facts

398 calories; protein 9.1g 18% DV; carbohydrates 84.8g 27% DV; fat 4.5g 7% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 12.7mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/26/2010
Great for breakfast. I used fresh blueberries and left out the additional spices but added a little nutmeg along with the cinnamon. I topped it with a dollup of fat free vanilla yogurt - very filling. Read More
(15)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/20/2009
Had the potential to be 5 STAR.... but the turmeric was overpowering. I would cut it in half and double the cinnamon. I also added 1/2 a banana and it was yummy! Read More
(9)
46 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
07/26/2010
Great for breakfast. I used fresh blueberries and left out the additional spices but added a little nutmeg along with the cinnamon. I topped it with a dollup of fat free vanilla yogurt - very filling. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2008
Quite possibly the best breakfast I've ever had! The spice addict that I am I put in a bit too much turmeric but other than that followed the recipe to a T. Will definitely be making this again. Read More
(11)
Rating: 3 stars
01/20/2009
Had the potential to be 5 STAR.... but the turmeric was overpowering. I would cut it in half and double the cinnamon. I also added 1/2 a banana and it was yummy! Read More
(9)
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2008
Really good oatmeal. Filling and flavorful. I didn't have blueberries so I left that part out. I made no other changes. Next time I'll be sure to have them on hand. Very very good. I floated milk on the top because that's always how I grew up eating oatmeal. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2010
Great recipe! I used apple juice because I didn't have any OJ. I increased slightly the turmeric and ginger (they both offer great health benefits) and I added a tablespoon of flaxseed. I cooked it on the stove instead of the microwave and I added honey to sweeten. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
01/02/2010
Very good - a nice change with the spices. I added just a few grates of orange zest since I used a fresh orange for the juice and I think I might have reduced the turmeric slightly as I wasn't so sure it was for me so I'd say I used 1/8 tsp. I can detect it but it's not overpowering at all so that was a good decision for my tastebuds! I also added the orange juice before microwaving (didn't read through recipe entirely before starting) but it was fine - I ended up cooking for more like 3 1/2 minutes. I like the flavors but I did need to add a little drizzle of honey for sweetness. Makes one nice big serving or two smaller ones if you're serving a little extra fruit or yogurt for breakfast. Thanks for sharing Leah! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2009
I needed something different than regular oatmeal with brown sugar. So this was really tasty! I like using the blueberries (I had fresh) and adding the spices. I served it up with a smoothie for a very filling breakfast! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/18/2011
This was okay I thought the orange juice made it too sour but I like the idea so I'll be playing around with it until I can get the flavors just right. Thanks for the recipe:) Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
01/10/2011
Instead of the microwave I use the double boiler. For added protein I add either walnuts or pecans. Read More
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