Orange Cranberry Oatmeal
Start your morning off right with this nutritious oatmeal. It’s made with heart-healthy cranberries, spicy cinnamon and crunchy walnuts.
Makes 4 servings
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)
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.
PER SERVING: 302 Calories,6g Fat (1g Sat Fat), 56g Carbohydrates, 11g protein, 6g dietary fiber