Cranberry Walnut Oatmeal
Recipe courtesy of the Mayo Clinic
Serves 4

Having a house full of guests for the holidays means a lot of extra cooking. Instead of a breakfast casserole, try making this cranberry walnut oatmeal for a heart-healthy and warm breakfast that will fill everyone on a cold winter morning.


1 cup steel-cut oats
1/3 cup sweetened dried cranberries
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 cups water
4 teaspoons chopped walnuts
4 teaspoons firmly packed brown sugar


In a saucepan, combine the oats, cranberries, salt, cinnamon and water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to low and simmer uncovered for about 20 minutes or until the oats are tender.

Spoon the oatmeal into warmed individual bowls and sprinkle each serving with 1 teaspoon of walnuts and 1 teaspoon of brown sugar. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

Calories 215
Protein 6 g
Carbohydrates 40g
Total fat 4 g
Saturated fat 1 g
Monounsaturated fat 1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 150 mg
Fiber 4 g