Last Updated on January 2, 2022
During the colder months, there are a host of flavors that begin to resurface as the seasonal plants begin to mature. The look and colors of fall fruits and vegetables are iconic reminders of the season, just like this tasty cranberry raisin oatmeal.
If you have been searching for the perfect end of the year breakfast food, then you might find it in this imaginative and festive oatmeal recipe.
Discover how delicious and filling oatmeal can be simply by adding some fall-inspired ingredients.
Nutritious and Delicious Breakfast Oatmeal
When you prepare this dish with oatmeal, raisins, and cranberries, you’re preparing a bowl full of good nutrition! We know that oatmeal is good for us, providing antioxidants, helping to lower blood sugar levels, helping us to feel fuller longer so we can manage our weight, aids in keeping us regular, and can even help lower our risk of colon cancer.
Our little friends, raisins, are of course prunes or currants that have been dried. What do they provide? I’m so glad you asked, my friend! These little gems provide concentrated sources of vitamins, minerals, heart-healthy electrolytes, fiber, and antioxidants. If you’re gluten intolerant you can rest easy, knowing that raisins are free of gluten protein.
And how about the humble but colorful cranberry? Well, they have a lot to offer as well. Cranberries are good for our health!
They are well known for their ability to easy urinary tract issues, but they can also promote heart health, support digestive health, and decrease inflammation that is associated with aging and chronic disease.
So go ahead and feel great about enjoying a bowl of homemade cranberry raisin oatmeal!
Cranberry Raisin Oatmeal
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
- 1 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon
- pinch salt
- 1 tsp honey
- 1/4 cup cranberries (fresh)
- 1/4 cup raisins
- Add all of the ingredients in a pan.
- Bring to a boil, then simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the oatmeal is cooked through.
- Serve with a few raisins sprinkled on top.
We hope you enjoy this delicious fall-inspired cranberry raisin oatmeal recipe!