Most likely, you’ve already crammed your Pinterest board with all those picture-perfect Thanksgiving recipes, and crammed your cupboards full of ingredients. But what about those Thanksgiving leftovers? Especially poor cranberry sauce… sometimes he gets left out.
Hard to believe, but the morning after Thanksgiving, we will inevitably be hungry again. This is the perfect breakfast to supply that Black Friday energy – whether you’re returning to work, braving the shopping mall, or perusing those online deals. Plus, it puts that cranberry sauce to good use. Oatmeal is packed with nutrients and much needed energy! Try this recipe for a unique and tasty take on this breakfast staple.
Kudos to my sister Stephanie for the idea for this recipe. For best results, use her homemade cranberry sauce recipe:
1 bag fresh cranberries, zest and juice of 1 orange, 1 cup sugar, half tsp salt. Cook over low heat until reach desired consistency. Serve hot.
Ok, now let’s get to the oatmeal!
Roll out of bed. It’s tough, but you can do it. Make coffee. Now for the oatmeal recipe.
Easy Cranberry Oatmeal Recipe
Make your preferred method of oatmeal – whether stovetop old-fashioned or microwaved instant, according to package directions. My favorite method is adding boiled water from the kettle to my bowl of quick oats and covering for 1-2 minutes. Cooked perfectly with no microwave and no pot to clean 😉
If unsweetened, add honey or maple syrup to taste. Make it slightly less sweet than you normally would – the cranberry sauce will sweeten it more. A pat of butter and splash of cream or milk wouldn’t hurt, either. I also love to add chia or flax seeds to added health benefits and energy.
Now, the good stuff! Add a tablespoon of your lovely cranberry sauce and stir! For an added burst of cranberry goodness, throw some Craisins too. Ah, don’t we love the holidays?
I hope you enjoy this oatmeal recipe. What’s your favorite recipe for Thanksgiving leftovers?