Orange Cranberry Oatmeal

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Orange Cranberry Oatmeal

Start your morning off right with this nutritious oatmeal.  It’s made with heart-healthy cranberries, spicy cinnamon and crunchy walnuts.

Serving Size
Makes 4 servings

Ingredients
2 c orange juice
1 c water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 c oatmeal (quick or old-fashioned, uncooked)
1/2 c dried cranberries
1/4 c chopped toasted walnuts
1 c lowfat or fat-free vanilla yogurt (optional)
Additional dried cranberries (optional)

Instructions
In medium saucepan, bring orange juice, water, salt and cinnamon to a gentle boil. Stir in oats and cranberries. Return to a boil; reduce heat to medium. Cook 1 minute for quick oats, 5 minutes for old fashioned oats or until most of liquid is absorbed, stirring occasionally. Let stand until desired consistency. Spoon oatmeal into four cereal bowls. Top each serving with 1 tablespoon walnuts and, if desired, 1/4 c yogurt and additional cranberries.

MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS: In 3-quart microwaveable bowl, combine all ingredients except yogurt and nuts. Microwave on HIGH 4 to 6 minutes for quick oats and 7 to 9 minutes for old fashioned oats or until most of liquid is absorbed. Let stand until desired consistency. Top each serving with yogurt, walnuts and, if desired, additional cranberries.

Nutritional Information
PER SERVING: 302 Calories,6g Fat (1g Sat Fat), 56g Carbohydrates, 11g protein, 6g dietary fiber