Cinnamon Apple Cranberry Oatmeal

If you have read many posts here at New Nostalgia, you will know that I have a thing for oatmeal.  I have oats almost every morning.  I love how filling and nutritious they are.  I like ’em cold in the summer (overnight chia oatmeal pudding) and hot in the winter, just like my coffee!

{I miss them already}
My sister, Laurie from Beauty Divine, and her boy came to visit last week and I made them Cinnamon Apple Cranberry Oatmeal.  My sister loved it and called me for the recipe the minute she got home.  I told her I would post it, so here it is!

Cinnamon Apple Cranberry Oatmeal
Serves 2.

1 cup water
1 cup milk or milk substitute (I used almond)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp salt
pinch nutmeg
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1 cup oats
1 apple, sliced thinly, then chopped

Sweetener of choice-I drizzle with real maple syrup
Pat of butter or butter substitute (I use Earth Balance) (optional)

Bring water, milk, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg & cranberries to a boil.  Add oats.  Stir and reduce heat.  Simmer for 5 minutes.  Remove from heat and add thinly sliced apples. I use a mandolin, then do a rough chop.  This makes them small enough for the hot oats to soften them just enough.  Drizzle with maple syrup or sprinkle with brown sugar.

What’s your favorite way to eat oats?
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  • Beth
    October 21, 2011 at 12:38 am

    I’m a huge oat fan, too! This morning I took the easy road though and got a quick bite at Starbuck’s. I love how you get a bag of mixed dried fruit and a bag of mixed chopped nuts. I just through both in the little bowl and replace the lid to let it simmer for a bit. When I eat oats at home, and I eat a variety of types, I add either raw honey (I’m enjoying macadamia nut honey right now) or Grade B maple syrup. I just love the rich, dark flavor of the lesser processed syrup. Oh, I also use coconut oil and sometimes I add a little plain greek yogurt (whole milk) for creaminess. I love your combination of flavors. Thanks so much for sharing.

  • Carrie @ My Favorite Finds
    October 20, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    I love oats, too. I have them every morning with apples and honey or brown sugar. I also make a really good PUmpkin Spice Baked Oatmeal.

  • Amy Bowman
    October 20, 2011 at 2:26 am

    thx, lilbuns!

    Hello Colorchic! So fun to see your face here at New Nostalgia!! I hope you and your daughter enjoy the recipe.

    Hi Elle, Oats are the best, I just love ’em.

  • Southern Elle
    October 19, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Yumm that looks so great! Really trying to remember to have oats every morning also. Always good to have a variation to inspire.
    Thanks for sharing!

  • Laurie@BeautyDivine
    October 19, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Ahhh this was delicious! Thank you so much for posting it!

  • colorchic
    October 19, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    I think that looks delicious and I’m going to have to give it a try and pass it on to my daughter Amber who loves oatmeal as much as I do!

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