Cranberry Apple Oatmeal

Mike is very picky about his apples.  He really only wants to eat Honeycrisp apples.  I really can’t blame him, Honeycrisps are delicious.  

Cranberry Apple Oatmeal 1

There must be something different about oatmeal, because I can use different types of apples in oatmeal, and Mike still likes to eat it.  I don’t have to buy expensive Honeycrisp apples.  Sure, I will buy Honeycrisp apples when they are on sale, but if I’m making oatmeal and some other type of apple is on sale, I just use that instead.  I guess if the apple is cooked, Mike can’t really tell the difference.Cranberry Apple Oatmeal 2

We bought two Costco bags of Craisins from Costco because there was a coupon.  I decided to throw some Craisins into this apple oatmeal, for variety.

Cranberry Apple Oatmeal
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 1
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ¼ cup + 1 tablespoon dried cranberries
  • 1 small green apple, diced
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  1. In a small pot, bring milk to a boil. Add rolled oats and reduce heat to medium.
  2. Add the apple and ¼ cup of cranberries to the oats. Stir to combine.
  3. Simmer until most of the liquid has been absorbed, about 5 minutes. Add vanilla extract, lemon juice and cinnamon. Stir to combine.
  4. Remove from heat, cover the pot and allow it to sit for a minute. Serve immediately, topped with the remaining 1 tablespoon of dried cranberries.

Adapted from The Oatmeal Artist

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