Add some oomph to your morning bowl of oatmeal with some wheat bran and dried cranberries. A touch of brown sugar ensures it doesn't taste too healthy. Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 1996

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  • Combine milk, cranberries (or currants), brown sugar, salt and water; heat until almost boiling. Stir in oats and bran and cook, stirring constantly, until the oatmeal starts to thicken, about 1 minute. Cover the pan and remove from the heat. Let stand until the oatmeal is creamy and has absorbed most of the liquid. Divide between 2 bowls, garnish with fruit and serve.


Nutrition Facts

305 calories; 2.1 g total fat; 0.4 g saturated fat; 2 mg cholesterol; 132 mg sodium. 306 mg potassium; 69.3 g carbohydrates; 8.2 g fiber; 41 g sugar; 8.8 g protein; 18 IU vitamin a iu; 19 mcg folate; 178 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 88 mg magnesium;

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Rating: 5 stars
I made this today and it was fantastic! I added a four of a cup water because it came out a little bit too thick but other than that it was the best oatmeal I've ever had. My mum also loved it too. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Great winter wake up breakfast. I did not have any milk on hand so I replaced it with water and it was still great. Read More