Cranberry Almond Crunch Surprise Oatmeal
Bring oats and water to a boil in a sauce pan.Lower the heat and simmer until it is cooked to the desired thickness. When oatmeal is done mix in dried cranberries and almonds. Spoon into a bowl and top with a pinch of cinnamon.
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1 cup water
- 1 Tablespoon dried cranberries
- 1 Tablespoon slivered almonds
- 1 pinch cinnamon
Notes From Mr Breakfast:
First of all, thanks very much to "Griffin" for this recipe submission. I made it this morning (6/11/11) and had just a couple suggestions.
For just a bit more of a well-rounded flavor, I liked adding 1/2 teaspoon of sugar and just an 1/8 of teaspoon of vanilla. Stir those in when you add the cranberries and almonds.
Another ingredient to consider adding is just the lightest amount of orange zest (no more than 1/8 teaspoon). You'll be surprised how much flavor and freshness that adds to any oatmeal.
Finally, a drizzle of fresh maple syrup is just the thing if you find you need a little more flavor or sweetness as you enjoy this dish.
Cranberries lend a fruity tang and almonds offer a surprising light crunch in this healthy oatmeal breakfast.
Mr Breakfast would like to thank Griffin for this recipe.
Recipe number 3033. Submitted 6/10/2011.