Print Recipe

Cran-Apple Oatmeal


Oatmeal is prepared with milk, and combined with dried cranberries, apple, Equal for sweetness and cinnamon to create a hot breakfast cereal that's hard to resist. 40% calorie reduction from traditional recipe.


  • 2 cups fat-free or 2% milk
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup old-fashioned or quick oats, uncooked
  • 3/4 cup chopped apple
  • 2 tablespoons Equal Spoonful*
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

* May substitute 3 packets Equal sweetener


  1. Combine milk, cranberries, cinnamon and salt in medium saucepan. Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add oats and apple. Simmer, uncovered, 5 to 6 minutes for old-fashioned oats OR 1 to 2 minutes for quick oats, stirring occasionally until most of liquid has been absorbed.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Stir in Equal, nuts and vanilla extract.

Makes 2 servings

Nutrition information per serving (1 1/4 cups): 350 calories, 16 g pro., 64 g carb., 4 g fat, 5 mg cholesterol, 437 mg sodium

Food exchanges: 1 milk, 2 starch, 1 1/2 fruit, 1/2 fat


Maricopa, Arizona

Always Open!

To our Visitors

We're pleased that you are visiting one of the oldest, most reliable and comprehensive home cooking sites. Recipe Goldmine has been online since April 1999. We hope you enjoy our collection of over 39,000 recipes. Many have contributed to our recipe collections, including our own family, friends, newsletter subscribers, food companies and food organizations.