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Orange Cranberry Oatmeal

"I never liked oatmeal until I jazzed it up with fruit and nuts," reports Jenni Oyler from Poughkeepsie, New York. "Wheat germ adds a great flavor and a nice nutritional boost."
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 2 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice concentrate
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/3 cup toasted wheat germ
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, optional


  • In a large saucepan, bring the water and orange juice concentrate to a boil. Stir in the oats, wheat germ and cranberries. Return to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat. Stir in oranges, brown sugar and walnuts if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 223 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 10mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 4g fiber), 6g protein.

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  • angelasandoval
    Feb 13, 2011

    Not a huge hit with my kids, but I liked it! I used milk instead of water and omitted the wheat germ (didn't have any one hand). I also doubled the recipe and used one 15 oz can of oranges, which seemed like plenty. Also used about 2 T. more brown sugar (for the double batch).

  • 24jesus
    Jan 17, 2008

    This is sooo heavenly!!! I use pecans instead of walnuts and I serve it with vanilla yogurt. I didn't have wheat germ so I put in wheat bran and it was fine. I considered omitting it. I think that would work just fine as well. It is much better than it sounds!!!