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Orange Cranberry Oatmeal

Orange Cranberry Oatmeal

(2 servings)    Printable Version
  • 1 and 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup orange juice (preferably fresh-squeezed)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup quick-cooking or Old Fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar (white sugar also works)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon finely grated orange peel
In a medium sauce pan, combine the water, orange juice and salt. Bring mixture to a boil. Add the oats, reduce heat to a very low boil and cook 6 minutes - stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low and stir in the cranberries, sugar, vanilla and orange peel.

Serve warm with a couple cranberries and a slice of orange on top for garnish.


Orange Cranberry Oatmeal

Orange Cranberry Oatmeal


Cooking Notes:

If you like your oatmeal a little thicker, add 2 additional Tablespoons of oats to the oats in the ingredient list.

If you're short on orange juice, no problem. This dish derives most of its orange flavor from the grated orange peel (zest). The orange juice adds a nice complexity to the overall flavor, but it isn't necessary. Just use 1 and 3/4 cup water.

For best results, leave the finished oatmeal over low heat for 5 or 10 minutes before serving. The flavors mingle together and the oats soften for a more even texture.



A double dose of orange blends with tangy cranberries for an oatmeal that is sure to wake up your senses.

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Comments About This Recipe
What do you think of Orange Cranberry Oatmeal?
Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)
Based on 4 votes.


Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom Emma-S (Team Breakfast Member)

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Very good. I added just a touch more (like 2 teaspoons) brown sugar to make it perfect.

Comment submitted: 7/12/2013 (#16153)



From Natalie W.

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Best recipe ever! I get bored with oatmeal, but I think I could eat this one every morning. Good job!

Comment submitted: 5/23/2012 (#13938)



From chimp

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Best homemade oatmeal! It needed just a little more brown sugar sprinkled on at the end. Tasted great!

Comment submitted: 4/30/2012 (#13861)



From M.J.

I think you mean orange zest rather than orange peel.

Comment submitted: 4/4/2012 (#13747)



From Anne

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Best oatmeal I've had in a long time. My husband - who would always prefers eggs and bacon instead of oatmeal or cream of wheat - he said the same thing.

Comment submitted: 1/23/2012 (#13464)





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