Friday, November 4, 2011

Apple-Cranberry Oatmeal Recipe

If you are looking for a new way to have your oatmeal in the morning, try this out. It doesn't take much time and it is a nice change to the same ol' thing. 


1 cup old fashioned oats
1 3/4 cups water
Pinch of salt
1/4 cup dried cranberries
2 tablespoons chopped pecans
1 large apple
1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Toppings suggestions to mix with oatmeal:

Brown sugar
vanilla extract

Yields 2 servings

Time: 15 minutes prep and 15 minutes cook time.


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Toast pecans for about 7 minutes. 
 Make sure they don't burn because they will taste awful. 

Peel, core and slice apple. In a small bowl combine apple slices, lemon juice, sugar and cinnamon. 
Taste a piece of apple and adjust sugar, lemon and cinnamon levels, if desired. 

In a small saute pan melt butter over medium-high heat. Add apples. Let cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. 
Apples should be tender but not mushy.

Place water, salt and cranberries in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Add oats and reduce heat to medium. Let cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. You'll know its done when the cranberries and oats are soft and the water is absorbed. 

Pour oatmeal into two separate serving bowls. Add desired toppings (I used 1 tablespoon of milk and 1 tablespoon of sugar in each bowl) to oatmeal, mix well.  
Divide cooked apples and top oatmeal equally. Garnish with toasted pecans. 

1 comment:

  1. This really sounds delicious. I'm an oatmeal fan and know I would enjoy this. This is my first visit to your blog, so I've just taken some time to browse through your earlier entries. I'm so glad I did that. I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary