I made this one morning in an effort to use up leftover cranberries from Thanksgiving. It's filling, healthy, and delicious! If you generally make oatmeal with milk instead of water, don't! The acid in the cranberries will make the milk separate. I tried it. It will still taste okay, but it won't look very pretty.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine water, apple, and cranberries together in a bowl; bring to a boil. Cook mixture until cranberries burst and apple is tender, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and stir oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt into apple mixture. Cook, stirring continuously, until water is absorbed and oatmeal thickens, 2 to 3 minutes. Top oatmeal with walnuts.

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Nutrition Facts

500 calories; protein 10.1g 20% DV; carbohydrates 71.5g 23% DV; fat 22g 34% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 19.1mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Rating: 4 stars
01/16/2014
Very good. If you don't have a fresh orange sub some of the water for orange juice. I cut way WAY back on the nutmeg (just a dash) and the sugar and nuts (too many calories). Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/15/2014
Very good. If you don't have a fresh orange sub some of the water for orange juice. I cut way WAY back on the nutmeg (just a dash) and the sugar and nuts (too many calories). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2017
My 3-year-old likes it too! I subbed orange juice for about 1/4th of the water (1/2 c) and just used a dash of nutmeg. I also drizzled a tiny bit of maple syrup over the bowl before serving! Fast + delicious = make again material! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2018
This is now my standard recipe for oatmeal. It is delicious a world that probably is rare used to describe oatmeal! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/05/2018
delicious and easy recipe especially with brown sugar and cinnamon added. Cranberries and apples are such a great combination. Thank you! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2018
Myself 5yo and 3yo all really liked this. We didn t have fresh cranberries but did have craisins so we used a 1/4 of those and almond milk instead of water which was fine with the dried cranberries. I left out the nuts. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
08/24/2016
Delicious and tasty. I would add apple sauce next time to add some more flavour and natural sweetness. Also great for cold mornings. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2019
This is absolutely delicious. Changed nothing and will definitely make this over and over again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/10/2020
It’s really good; quick and easy. I did not have fresh cranberries so I used dry which worked out well for me. Read More