If you have read many posts here at New Nostalgia, you will know that I have a thing for oatmeal. I have oats almost every morning. I love how filling and nutritious they are. I like ’em cold in the summer (overnight chia oatmeal pudding) and hot in the winter, just like my coffee!
Cinnamon Apple Cranberry Oatmeal
1 cup water
1 cup milk or milk substitute (I used almond)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp salt
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1 cup oats
1 apple, sliced thinly, then chopped
Sweetener of choice-I drizzle with real maple syrup
Pat of butter or butter substitute (I use Earth Balance) (optional)
Bring water, milk, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg & cranberries to a boil. Add oats. Stir and reduce heat. Simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add thinly sliced apples. I use a mandolin, then do a rough chop. This makes them small enough for the hot oats to soften them just enough. Drizzle with maple syrup or sprinkle with brown sugar.