Cranberry Walnut Oatmeal for a Nondairy Breakfast - dummies

Cranberry Walnut Oatmeal for a Nondairy Breakfast

By Suzanne Havala Hobbs

This hearty cereal is a healthy way to get your day started. The combination of nuts, dried berries, spices, and oatmeal is a satisfying and delicious dairy-free breakfast.

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 5 minutes

Yield: Two 1-cup servings

3/4 cup water

1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats

1/4 cup dried cranberries

1/4 cup chopped walnuts

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 cup vanilla soymilk (or your choice of nondairy milk, plain or vanilla)

2 tablespoons brown sugar

Additional soymilk as desired

Granny Smith Apple (optional)

  1. Bring the water to a boil in a medium-sized saucepan.

    Add a peeled and diced granny smith apple for extra flavor, if desired.

  2. Add the oats and boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly.

  3. Add the cranberries, walnuts, cinnamon, soymilk, and brown sugar and cook on low heat for an additional 2 to 3 minutes, or until heated through. The mixture will be thick and creamy.

  4. Remove from the heat and ladle into serving bowls. Serve with additional soymilk and extra cinnamon or brown sugar as desired.

Per serving: Calories 420 (127 from Fat); Fat 14g (Saturated 2g); Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 52mg; Carbohydrate 67g (Dietary Fiber 6g); Protein 11g.