Sep 13, 2005

Hearty Oatmeal With Cranberries

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
Serves 1

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!


Antigona said...

Love your recipe... i have marked your page down so i can come back to check it out... Thank you very much, from one mother to another... ;-)

ChiefFamilyOfficer said...

Thanks, Antigona! (By the way, I love your name :) )

I have a feeling I'll be posting lots of soup recipes using the purees I'm making for Alex's venture into solid foods, so I hope you like soup!

Antigona said...

Thanks Cathy. I do love soup... I'll be looking forward to your recipes!

Michele said...

I make mine with blueberries every morning, this sounds like a nice change of pace.