Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

This probably will not wow your taste buds; however, it is a healthy breakfast alternative. This combines the concentrated fiber of oat bran with the coarser texture of traditional oatmeal.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place water and juice in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  2. Combine the oats, bran, spices and cranberries.
  3. Add to juice mixture, stirring briskly with fork or wire whisk to prevent lumps from forming.
  4. Cook until desired consistency, approximately 5 minutes.
  5. Serve topped with your favorite sweetener.
Most Helpful

This has good flavour. I agree with Mikekey it did wow my taste buds for oatmeal. I especially liked the cardamom flavour in this, I used fresh whole cardamom and ground the seeds in a coffee grinder. The smell of it cooking on the stove reminds me of holiday season being all warm and cozy by the fireplace. I did have to substitute raisins in place of the dried cranberries which I cut by half out of preference. I also had no oat bran on hand so I ground up 1/3 cup oats in replacement for the texture. Served with dark brown sugar DD (toddler) liked it as well. Made for RECIPE SWAP #45 - October 2010.

UmmBinat October 03, 2010

Well, Paula, I disagree with your statement about wowing the tastebuds. It wowed mine! I loved it. I did double the amount of cardamom, though. One of my favorite flavors. This was the perfect quick breakfast on Thanksgiving morning. I used some Agave Nectar for the sweetener.

Outta Here November 26, 2009