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.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 1996


Recipe Summary

10 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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; protein 8.8g 18% DV; carbohydrates 69.3g 22% DV; exchange other carbs 4.5; dietary fiber 8.2g 33% DV; sugars 40.5g; fat 2.1g 3% DV; saturated fat 0.4g 2% DV; cholesterol 2.5mg 1% DV; vitamin a iu 18.4IU; vitamin cmg; folate 19.3mcg 5% DV; calcium 177.8mg 18% DV; iron 2.3mg 13% DV; magnesium 87.9mg 31% DV; potassium 306.1mg 9% DV; sodium 131.5mg 5% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 20% DV.

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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