We’ve had below-normal temperatures here in Southern California, and it’s put me in the mood for one of my favorite cold-weather breakfasts.
Hearty Oatmeal with Cranberries
1/2 cup oatmeal
1 cup water
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons dried cranberries
2-3 tablespoons brown sugar
Combine all of these ingredients in a large microwave safe bowl* and microwave on high for 3 1/2 minutes or until the oatmeal is the consistency you want it to be. Stir in brown sugar.
You can substitute fat free milk for the water if you like the taste and want the extra calcium. You could also reduce the amount of brown sugar.
*Use a smaller bowl at your own risk. I can’t count the number of times my oatmeal has boiled over!