Baked Cranberry Oatmeal

"You can substitute cherries, blueberries or raisins for the dried cranberries."
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  • Preheat the oven to 350F degrees.
  • Coat a 9 in square pan with nonstick spray.
  • In a large saucepan, bring the milk, brown sugar, margarine, and cinnamon to a boil.
  • Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl, mix together the oats, chopped apple, cranberries, and nuts; spread evenly into the prepared pan.
  • When the milk mixture begins to boil, pour out evenly over the oatmeal mixture.
  • Bake uncovered for 30-35 minutes, ore until the liquid has been absorbed and the oatmeal is tender.
  • Cut the mixture into 6 servings, scooping each out into a cereal bowl.
  • Garnish with a sliced apple (if desired) and serve with a pitcher of milk.

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  1. I'm trying to learn better ways to cook oatmeal so that I'll enjoy eating it more often. This is really good! I really liked a different baked oatmeal dish, so thought I would try this one. This one is nothing like the other, but is also really good. I used blueberries instead od cranberries. It is nice to eat oatmeal that isn't too sweet! Thanks!
  2. This is really good! I agree - might never eat oatmeal any other way from now on. I've made it twice and now add about 1/2 tsp salt, extra tsp of cinnamon and 1 tsp vanilla to the milk mixture. This seems to bring out the flavors better. YUM!! FYI, it's 5 WW pts per serving without the nuts.
  3. DD has been asking for baked oatmeal for several weeks and I finally got around to baking some for her. I used dried cherries as I had some that needed to be used up, a granny smith apple and pecans (our favorite nut for baking). It smelled heavenly while baking and the taste was wonderful. A nice change from regular oatmeal. Will definitely make this again. Thanks for posting this Tish! Made for Healthy Choices ABC Tag.
  4. Very good! I didn't have any apples on hand, so left them out. I did use vanilla almond milk, so I decreased the brown sugar to 3 tbs and found it to be the perfect sweetness. It took about 40 minutes. Next time, I''ll bump up the temp to 375. I'm looking forward to trying to this with other dried fruit/nut combos. Thank you for posting!
  5. Just got around to rating it now, but it's a Saturday morning staple in our household. Great texture, great taste, very simple. Thank you!


  1. Delightful...I've tried this with several kinds of nuts and raisins instead of cranberries...quite a filling "Good morning," from the world of oats.
  2. This is my favorite recipe for oatmeal in the morning! It has a great balance of cinnamon, sweetness and crunch from the nuts. The only change I've done is 2% milk and butter instead of margarine. Thank you, Tish!
  3. I live off oatmeal in the cold months and this was a very delicious recipe! Very minor changes: grated the apples instead of chopped, almonds because I was out of the other nuts, and a combination of dried orange essence cranberries and dried blueberries. To serve, I sprinkled some salt on top and also a sprinkle of brown sugar. Half and half cream was served on the side. Thanks for sharing.
  4. This was great. Easy to make and have ready for the morning. I made small changes with what I had available. used maple syrup instead of sugar, 4 1/2 T ground flax in place of margarine, 1 c. apple, raisins instead of cranberries, and 2/3c. chopped almonds.


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