Cranberry Almond Crunch Surprise Oatmeal

Cranberry Almond Crunch Surprise Oatmeal

(1 serving)    Printable Version
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 Tablespoon dried cranberries
  • 1 Tablespoon slivered almonds
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
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.

Cranberry Almond Crunch Surprise Oatmeal

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.

Comments About This Recipe
What do you think of Cranberry Almond Crunch Surprise Oatmeal?
Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)
Based on 3 votes.

From superstarz
Rating (out of 5):  

Needs a sprinkle of brown sugar at the end... with that it's very good. Without added sugar it's boring.

Comment submitted: 3/29/2013 (#15506)

From EatRight1
Rating (out of 5):  

I used almond slivers, not slices - you know, they look like little sticks. I liked that better because it has a little crunch. Also did half cranberries and raisins and sprinkled on brown sugar at the end. It was Ahhh... mazing!

Comment submitted: 11/24/2012 (#14901)

From ttchubbs
Rating (out of 5):  

I used the suggestions from Mr. Breakfast below the recipe. Lovely!

Comment submitted: 7/24/2012 (#14181)

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