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Steel Cut Oats with Orange Cranberries and Flax

Thought of the Day…Never work before breakfast; if you have to work before breakfast, eat your breakfast first. ~Josh Billings

I really like oatmeal, but sometimes oatmeal can be really boring. In this case I chose to have steel cut oats. I like adding flavor; this time orange flavored cranberries (as you can see, I got mine at Trader Joe’s – Thanks, Nancy, for introducing them to us- they are GREAT!).

Cast of characters: water, steel cut oats, flaxseed meal and orange flavored cranberries.

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Pour 3 C water and 1/4 C cranberries into saucepan, cover and bring water to a boil. (If you have a cast iron saucepan, I recommend using it. Please don’t tell Rafael I recommended this – I’ll never hear the end of it!)

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When the water is boiling the cranberries will be much plumper and some will even be floating.

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Add 1 cup oats and 6 T flaxseed meal to the water. You may get clumps of flaxseed meal and need to smoosh (how’s that for a technical term?) it along the side of the pan.

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Stir oats, cranberries and flax…

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Cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

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Stir frequently…

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After 20 minutes, breakfast (or dinner) is ready. If desired, add sweetener of choice and serve…

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Printable recipe can be found here. (If link fails it is because the recipe post is still pending approval)

Steel Cut Oats with Orange Cranberries and Flax

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Serving Size: 3

Ingredients:

3 cups Water

1 cup Steel Cut Oats

1/4 cups Dried Cranberries, Orange Flavored

6 Tablespoons Flaxseed Meal

Directions:

1. Pour water and cranberries into saucepan, cover and bring water to a boil.

2. When the water is boiling the cranberries will be much plumper and some will even be floating.

3. Add oats and flaxseed meal to the water. You may get clumps of flaxseed meal and need to smoosh (how’s that for a technical term?) it along the side of the pan.

4. Stir oats, cranberries and flaxseed meal.

5. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Stir frequently.

6. If desired, add sweetener of choice.

7. Serve warm/hot.

NUTRITION FACTS (per MacGourmet) Servings: 3

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 277

Total Fat: 4.10g

Cholesterol: 0

Sodium: 9mg

Total Carbs: 48.32g

Dietary Fiber: 8.58g

Sugars: 6.57g

Protein: 10.34g

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