Cranberry-Walnut Oatmeal Recipe
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Cranberry-Walnut Oatmeal Recipe

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My family loves cranberries but we can only get them fresh during the holiday season. This recipe lets us enjoy the tartness of cranberry with the comfort of oatmeal all-year long. —Teena Petrus, Johnstown, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 3-1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon-sugar
  • 1/2 cup whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 293 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 156mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 5g fiber), 7g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, bring water and salt to a boil. Stir in oats. Cook 1 minute over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  2. Remove from heat; stir in sugar and vanilla. Top servings with cinnamon-sugar, cranberry sauce and walnuts. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Originally published as Cranberry-Walnut Oatmeal in Country Woman October/November 2013, p34

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MizL User ID: 7093378 257219
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2016

"Seriously??? Buy several bags of fresh cranberries in November or December and freeze them. VOILA -- fresh cranberries all year long. Less sugar, no high fructose corn syrup, no leaching from the inside of a tin can"

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