Creamy cranberry oatmeal – diversify your breakfast bowl with this super easy and tasty cranberry sauce oatmeal for the holidays.
I’m so excited to share this creamy cranberry oatmeal recipe with you all. Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about oatmeal, for some reason I just cannot get enough of it.
When you think of the holidays and the festive season most people will think of mulled wine, mince pies, Christmas pudding, candy cane, brussels sprouts and roasted turkey just to name a few. Coming from a Caribbean background our Christmas cuisine is very different from how it is in the Western hemisphere and to go into great detail would be best left for a separate post.
Why I decided to make creamy cranberry oatmeal
In my household oatmeal is a staple food when we aren’t eating our traditional island breakfast. I decided to do things in reverse this time around, rather than toy around with the leftovers.
I thought I would run this idea by you prior to the turkey going on the table. There’s no guarantee that they will be a copious amount of cranberry leftover so why not put some fresh cranberries to aside and surprise your family with this gluten free and vegan friendly cranberry oatmeal
Creamy cranberry sauce – a unique Christmas concept!
I think the concept of adding some cranberry relish really turns things up a notch or two.
I haven’t seen many cranberry sauce oatmeal recipes on the net so hopefully this can be a festive breakfast bandwagon that most people will jump on.
How to make creamy cranberry oatmeal
Cranberry relish – As mentioned, you will need some cranberry relish .If you’re not familiar with how to make cranberry relish, don’t worry as I posted a recipe a few years ago that will serve as the topping.
Making the oatmeal – I think creamy oatmeal and hope you do too. I achieve that creamy/milky texture I used plant based milk (almond milk). Simply bring the water and almond milk to boiling point before stirring in your oats.
Texture – the texture of your oatmeal if personal, some like it dense and other like it thin. This recipe is more dense but not overly thick. If you want a thinner texture simply add a splash of water/milk
Keep this quick and easy recipe for the Christmas season and cozy up to it for breakfast.
Creamy cranberry oatmeal
- 1½ cups of gluten free oats
- 2 cups of almond milk
- 1 cup of warm water
- Cranberry relish see post for recipe
- Heat the almond milk and the cup of water in a medium saucepan until it begins to simmer.
- Proceed to stir in the oats then bring to a boil
- Reduce the heat to low and allow to simmer (stirring occasionally) for an additional 3-4 minutes.
- Divide the oatmeal into bowls then add a heaping of cranberry relish on top of the warm oatmeal.