Creamy Maple Cranberry Oatmeal

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

Another delicious breakfast from Quaker Oats. This one is my favorite yet! It's so much better than storebought oatmeal mixes, and if you use soy milk it's dairy-free! I've also tried using part soy milk and part water to make it a little lighter and using brown sugar in place of the maple syrup, and it still turned out great!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In medium saucepan, bring milk and salt to a gentle boil (Watch carefully).
  2. Stir in oats, cranberries, and maple syrup.
  3. Return to a boil; reduce heat to medium.
  4. Cook 1 minute for quick oats, 5 minutes for old fashioned oats or until most of milk is absorbed, stirring occasionally.
  5. Let stand until desired consistency.
  6. Stir in wheat germ.
  7. Spoon oatmeal into four cereal bowls.
  8. Drizzle with additional syrup, if desired.
  9. Serve with milk or yogurt, if desired.
  10. MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS: In 3-quart microwaveable bowl, combine all ingredients except wheat germ.
  11. Microwave on HIGH 6 to 7 minutes for quick oats and 9 to 10 minutes for old fashioned oats or until most of liquid is absorbed.
  12. Let stand until desired consistency.
  13. Stir in wheat germ.
Most Helpful

This is so Yummy & Healthy I would like to give it 10 + stars. DH & I really enjoyed. I used water instead of milk as we like to use Mocha mix on hot cereal. This will be a regular at our house. Thank you Kree for another delicious recipe.

Barb Gertz November 19, 2003

Great recipe! I'm leaving this review hours after eating it and I'm still feeling satisfied. I added more wheat germ on accident and it tasted a little healthier than it should have, but very good! Thanks for posting the recipe.

Lucky in Bayview January 24, 2015

I went to the Quaker Oats website & combined their "Maple Walnut Oatmeal" with this one, so I don't think it's fair for me to rate this! I used the wheat germ from this recipe & the nuts from the other recipe-didn't use cranberries & cooked it in the microwave. Also used sugar free maple syrup & a Splenda pkt (I have a sweet tooth!)-plus topped it with some sliced banana. A warm, lovely treat; thank u for sharing.

LUVMY2BOYS December 09, 2007