A fast and healthy breakfast cereal or high-energy snack. Oatmeal made with coconut, raisins, cranberries, walnuts. Brown rice can be used in place of oatmeal.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour the milk and salt into a saucepan, and bring to a boil. Stir in the oats, maple syrup, raisins, and cranberries. Return to a boil, then reduce heat to medium. Cook for 5 minutes. Stir in walnuts and coconut, and let stand until it reaches your desired thickness. Spoon into serving bowls, and top with yogurt and honey, if desired.

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Nutrition Facts

378.6 calories; 11.6 g protein; 63.1 g carbohydrates; 2.3 mg cholesterol; 211.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2011
Fabulous! This not only tastes good but is good for you! The flavor combination is wonderful - just the right amount of sweetness and the crunch from the walnuts is a nice touch. I used plain milk and added a bit of vanilla. I topped it with vanilla yogurt and the optional honey which really put this over the top! Great breakfast treat! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/15/2013
It tastes good. But I'm not so sure how "healthy" it is... People have this concept that unless its packed with fats or artificial this or that, a dish is healthy. Make no mistake - this is a dessert. There's fiber in the bran, but aside from a couple of walnuts - its all carbs. Maple syrup, raisins, cranberries, sweetened flaked coconut, and honey is optional. Read More
(24)
105 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 77
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2011
Fabulous! This not only tastes good but is good for you! The flavor combination is wonderful - just the right amount of sweetness and the crunch from the walnuts is a nice touch. I used plain milk and added a bit of vanilla. I topped it with vanilla yogurt and the optional honey which really put this over the top! Great breakfast treat! Read More
(79)
Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2011
Fabulous! This not only tastes good but is good for you! The flavor combination is wonderful - just the right amount of sweetness and the crunch from the walnuts is a nice touch. I used plain milk and added a bit of vanilla. I topped it with vanilla yogurt and the optional honey which really put this over the top! Great breakfast treat! Read More
(79)
Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2005
This is absolutely delicious!!! I make it EVERY Sunday night and bring it to work for the whole week. It is just as excellent reheated! I customize quantities and kinds of nuts and dried fruit... I've found its great with chopped almonds and extra coconut. I also like to top it with freshly cut banana or blueberries! YUMMY!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2011
I used regular milk that I added a teaspoon of vanilla. I cooked the oatmeal in my rice cooker adding in the maple syrup raisins and cranberries and letting it cook with the milk and oats. This was so good. The combination of the fruit with the creamy oatmeal the crunchy nuts and chewy coconut with a maple-y flavor was just incredible. We all really loved this oatmeal. No leftovers. Read More
(54)
Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2010
This is THE BEST oatmeal I have had yet. I made some minor modifications that do not significantly alter the recipe. I scaled it down for 2 servings; combined 1% milk and quick oats in the microwave on high for 2 minutes added the maple syrup and fruit returned to microwave for 1 more minute and then added the walnuts and coconut. It was perfectly sweet without the added honey. I love the combination of walnuts and coconut which gives this oatmeal just the right amount of interest and pleasant crunch. Next time I am going to try it with steel cuts as I prefer them over regular. Thanks for a great recipe. Read More
(24)
Rating: 3 stars
03/15/2013
It tastes good. But I'm not so sure how "healthy" it is... People have this concept that unless its packed with fats or artificial this or that, a dish is healthy. Make no mistake - this is a dessert. There's fiber in the bran, but aside from a couple of walnuts - its all carbs. Maple syrup, raisins, cranberries, sweetened flaked coconut, and honey is optional. Read More
(24)
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2006
EXCELLENT. I am just learning to eat oatmeal and by the time I add enough brown sugar to my taste it is no longer healthy but with the added fruit to this one I only needed a small amount of honey. Tomorrow I think I will substitute dates for the cranberries. The possibilities are endless. Thank you some much for helping me in my venture to healthier eating. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/03/2011
This would probably also be excellent with some banana and/or pineapple. I couldn't taste the maple syrup (used 1 tsp for a single serving of oats) so I'd probably just skip it entirely next time. The fruits lend plenty of flavor anyway. A nice variation for morning oatmeal! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/16/2010
Really liked this oatmeal although next time I would like to try using 1/2 milk 1/2 water or maybe try regular milk instead of soy. My oatmeal came out a little too thick for my liking. One thing I did differently which I will do next time is toast the walnuts before adding. Not sure what the coconut did to the oatmeal I couldn't really taste it. Next time I think I'll add some coconut or vanilla extract to the milk. Overall a good filling breakfast. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/07/2005
This was good but nothing to write home about. I used 2% milk instead and dried blueberries instead of raisens. I love coconut so that was great but it needed to be punched up a bit. Maybe a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg next time. Read More
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