Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins
A very nice change to the standard cinnamon oatmeal. The original recipe called for walnuts but I enjoy almonds instead. Ready in 15 minutes!
- 2 cups water
- 4 tablespoons orange juice concentrate
- 1 1⁄4 cups quick-cooking oats
- 1⁄4 cup dried cranberries
- 1 (11 ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄4 cup almonds, chopped
- In a large saucepan, bring the water and orange juice concentrate to a boil.
- Stir in the oats and cranberries, return to a low-boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes.
- Remove from heat and add mandarin oranges, brown sugar, cinnamon and nuts.
Made this today for lunch....only I used steel cut oats as that is what we prefer. I also used 2 fresh mandarin oranges in place of the caned. I love the flavor of the cut up oranges and cranberries added to the oats. However; I found that the orange juice made the oats a bit slimy. This could be do to the fact that steel cut oats have to cook much longer. I think the next time I make this recipe I will omit the orange juice and use fresh grated orange zest instead. Thanks for sharing this recipe Hokie. Made and reviewed for the Feb.-Mar./Special Event 2010 Potluck Tag Game.
Very delicious oatmeal. What a nice change for my morning breakfast! Scaled this down to one serving and made it in the microwave. I loved the combination of flavors and will definitely make this again. Thanks for posting this Mel! Made for WTTM Tag.
Can you call this comfort breakfast food for a rainy. cold morning? So delicious! I stuck to the recipe and found that if you even out the manderin oranges, and use a tsp of its syrup in each bowl it is very good. My father really like almonds so we just used a little extra for him, but everyone else had equal portions.