Thursday, November 12, 2009

Cranberry Oatmeal with Walnuts

For the past few weeks, my oatmeal of choice combo included a bit of Trader Joe’s pumpkin butter and a few walnuts. I honestly could eat that combo forever… It's so simple, yet so good. But, to not be so boring, I picked up some cranberry apple butter the other day. And I used it in my oats instead of the pumpkin butter. It was a nice, slightly tart, fall combo. But the pumpkin/walnut combo is still my favorite…


Cranberry Oatmeal 01


Cranberry Oatmeal 02


Question: What’s your favorite oatmeal combo at the moment? I know you guys are a lot more creative than I am…


Also, as you have probably heard by now, Chocolate Covered Katie needs your clicks for a good cause. So head over there to help her out.


And finally, let's not forget to floss!


Be well,

Andrea

28 comments:

  1. Oh my, that looks absolutely amazing!! I'm on a big oatmeal kick, so I have to try this.

    Mine right now is to just use plain oatmeal and then add a little bit of pumpkin spice to it. Simple, but it really captures the season.

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  2. I'm not very creative with oatmeal either - Right now I'm rocking Old Fashioned Oats with Chia Goodness (Cranberry).

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  3. Oh Andrea, you are so sweet :). And your blog is awesome too!!

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  4. LOVE TJ's cranberry apple butter :)

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  5. I am LOVING everyone's oatmeal creations but I just can't get myself to make any. I love oatmeal but I am just not in the mood for it i guess...
    and eating the same thing over again...yeah. GUILTY. I could live off yams and kale right now. odd I know but it's sooooooooo good.

    yah for cranberries! and FLOSS...Check!

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  6. That does sound like the perfect combination. I usually do almond butter, but instead of almond or nut butter I should try just adding walnuts or almonds, for some crunch. I also love adding pumpkin now, of course, and brown sugar and honey.

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  7. i just got not one but two jars of that ACB in california! i will have to try this out. i always just have my vanilla protein oats with maple peanut butter.. boring but never gets old.

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  8. Contrary to so many bloggers, though I love nut butter, I can't stand the texture when mixed into oats!

    I like my oats with some cinnamon and raisins, and not very creamy. I guess I am not a hot cereal purist :)

    Though, sometimes I like to add sauteed apples or some crunchy granola.

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  9. I love brown sugar and butter in my oatmeal. I need to find the cranberry apple butter - it sounds fantastic.

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  10. Sounds good, both combos do. I really need to start making oatmeal more often so I can eat these yummy versions too. I am lucky some days if I am out of the house on time now that I am working part time at the middle school/high school.

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  11. That looks like such a great fall breakfast!

    I don't have a favorite combo yet; I'm still playing around with oats and trying to make myself like them! LOL! I do enjoy oat bran though!

    You make me giggle with the floss reminder! I didn't join the challenge -so lazy!, but I think of you sometimes when I've already gotten into bed at night and forgot to floss! LOL!

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  12. favorite combo? so many! oatmeal with flaxmeal as base, toppings: blueberries, almond butter, preserves, cottage cheese.

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  13. TJ's has the best stuff, doesn't it? Whenever I go there, I can't help but be tempted by some new thing on the shelves.

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  14. Looks great to me! I love canned pumpkin and walnuts in my oatmeal!

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  15. mmm!! looks so great...my favorite combo would have to be frozen berries and PB with some banana slices in there!! YUM I have that every morning :)

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  16. Mmm...oatmeal! I usually like mine with just a bit of brown sugar. Nothing else. Not very interesting.

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  17. I really like PB2, banana & carob in my oats!!

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  18. Whoa--I had no idea TJ's made apple cranberry butter, too! You mean, there's a new love in town?! ;)

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  19. mm i will have to try that pumpkin butter combo soon!

    i love love love my oats with cocoa powder & a huge scoop of peanut butter topped with a reeses. so delicious.

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  20. Everybody and their oatmeal creativity has got me wanting to try new things but I always end up eating the same thing I ate at my mom's table growing up: hot oatmeal with a sprinkle of brown sugar and a splash of nice cold milk.

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  21. I LOVE all the great combo ideas I get for oatmeal from bloggers! This one sounds delicious and I never would have thought of it! Right now, I'm on blueberry, banana, walnut or almond butter kick - it's soo good! :)

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  22. cranberries and walnuts on oats is a great fall topping for oats! I haven't been eating much oatmeal recently but I ate this all the time last fall - loved it!

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  23. I think if it got cold in New Orleans during the winter I would eat more oatmeal... I love almond butter in oats!

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  24. cranberry apple butter...sounds like heaven =)

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  25. Yum! I'll make a cranberry oatmeal tomorrow with my leftover cranberry relish!

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  26. Ooh~ this sounds GOOD...great fall flavors!

    My fave oat creation is still the same: matcha with milk, topped with loads of almonds and red-skinned peanuts! Oh, and AB!

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  27. I love my oatmeal with brown sugar & dried fruits but not butter.

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  28. Cranberry butter, yumm!! So funny, I'm actually posting on pumpkin oatmeal next week, lol!! I LOVE it and like you with roasted walnuts! What's even better is my kids love it, well, any oatmeal for that matter, lol!

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