Day After Christmas Cranberry & Nut Breakfast

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

This would be yummy for any day but it is Christmas inspired because I made it on Boxing Day morning out of leftovers I had floating around from Christmas day. Plus, after eating so much the day before it was kind of nice to start the next day with a healthy breakfast. If you use Splenda instead of sugar this is pretty diabetic friendly too.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 12 cup orange juice
  • 4 teaspoons sugar or 4 teaspoons Splenda granular
  • 13 cup unsalted mixed nuts (I used cashews, walnuts, hazelnuts, brazil nuts & almonds)
  • 1 cup low-fat Greek yogurt


  1. Put the cranberries in a saucepan with the orange juice and sugar or Splenda.
  2. Cover over a low heat for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently. You want the cranberries to pop and for the juices to have thickened up a good deal.
  3. At the same time as the cranberry mixture is cooking put another pan on a high heat and toast the nuts. Stir or toss them frequently to make sure they don't burn.
  4. Pour the cranberry mixture into two dessert bowls.
  5. Put 1/2 cup of yogurt on top of the cranberry mixture in each bowl.
  6. Sprinkle the nuts on top of the yogurt.
  7. Serve.
Most Helpful

Made this recipe using the Splenda & toasted cashews & almonds! Put it all together with a fat-free vanilla yogurt which we usually have on hand, but would definitely like to try it another time using the Greek yogurt (something I have to hunt for most of the time)! Absolutely love the use of those flavorful, tart, red berries where! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Tagged, made & reviewed for my chosen partner in the Vegetarian/Vegan Recipe Swap 18]

Sydney Mike January 03, 2010

I didn't use sugar or splenda to make this somewhat healthier. I drizzled a little date syrup over the final product. It was still pretty tart but I can handle that. I used freshly squeezed orange juice, whole almonds, chopped walnuts and whole pistachios, plus the rest of the ingredients. A nice change for my love of cranberries.

UmmBinat October 28, 2011