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This Cranberry Orange Oatmeal Bowl is the best breakfast for when you nonetheless want one thing light with elevated flavor.


Seriously guys, my routine is off if I do not start out my day off with a massive ol’ bowl of oatmeal. It is a staple in my life.

It is hearty. It is fast and uncomplicated. And I’ve discovered how to dress it up adequate to not have it finish up a boring bowl complete of tasteless mush.

I like that I can just throw anything into a bowl and have a healthier breakfast produced in just a handful of minutes.

Of course even though, my household tends to make exciting of me for how substantially oatmeal I consume. They assume something’s incorrect with me on the random occasion I do not get a bowl in.

But with all the variations I’ve produced on oatmeal, I’m bound to under no circumstances get bored with my bowl of oats.


What are some unique techniques I can make oatmeal?

I traditionally just load up my oats with raisins (or craisins), flax seeds, wheat germ, and a hefty scoop of nut butter, but I also like to switch it up.

I’ve produced an Pumpkin Oat Breakfast Bowl and a Sweet Dark Chocolate Chili Oatmeal. They’re a couple of my favorites.

And if you want your oatmeal in dessert kind, I’d almost certainly go for these Wholesome Iced Oatmeal Cookies for starters.

Can I make this oatmeal for a crowd?

You can totally make this oatmeal for much more than one particular particular person. Very simple math will get you to exactly where you require to go. For four servings, multiply all components by four. Fundamentally you will want a two:1 ratio of water to oats. So four servings would be four cups water and two cups oats. And then just multiply all other components by four.

In a medium saucepan or little stock pot, add all components. Bring the water to a boil and then cut down heat  to medium low. 

Simmer for two-three minutes till most water has been absorbed.

Let to sit for a couple of minutes just before serving.


Yet another one particular of my preferred techniques to make oatmeal is my pal Mary’s Vacation Oatmeal. I produced it final year for Christmas morning, and I’m fairly certain it’ll be taking place once again this year. Attempt it out if you haven’t currently!

Post your bowl on Instagram (IG stories performs also!) and tag me (@happyfoodholly). I’ll be certain to share your creation!

1 serving

Prep Time:
two minutes

Cook Time:
three minutes

Total Time:
five minutes

This Cranberry Orange Oatmeal Bowl is the best breakfast for when you nonetheless want one thing light with elevated flavor.


  • 1/two cup rolled oats
  • three/four cup water
  • 1/four cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 Tablespoon ground flax seed
  • two Tablespoons dried cranberries
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon wheat germ
  • 1 Tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 Tablespoon agave, maple syrup, or honey
  • Almond milk to top rated


  1. Combine oats, water, orange juice, flax seed, dried cranberries, chia seeds, wheat germ, and orange zest in a microwave-secure bowl, about double the size of all the components so practically nothing overflows.
  2. Microwave for three minutes.
  3. Let sit in the microwave for about 1 minute
  4. Very carefully get rid of from microwave and drizzle with agave, honey, or maple syrup. Prime with almond milk or your preferred non-dairy milk to your liking.

Nutrition Details:

Yield: 1

Serving Size: 1 bowl

Quantity Per Serving:

Calories: 1

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