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Apricot Cranberry Oatmeal with Walnuts

Dried fruit adds extra convenience to this hearty bowl of breakfast oats. Recipe courtesy of The Food Channel.

Apricot Cranberry Oatmeal with Walnuts

Recipe courtesy of The Food Channel.

Ingredients
½ cup dried or fresh apricots, diced
¼ cup dried cranberries
2 cups water
2 cups reduced-fat milk  
1 cup Irish steel-cut oats
1 pinch salt
½ cup apple juice
¼ cup walnuts, toasted
Honey, to taste
Cinnamon, to taste
Cream, to taste

To Prepare
Bring water and milk to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add oats and salt, stirring frequently until mixture comes back to boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, bring apple juice to a boil in a small saucepan. Add apricots and cranberries; cook a few minutes or until plump. Portion piping-hot oatmeal into four bowls and sprinkle evenly with plumped fruit and toasted walnuts. Serve with honey, cinnamon and cream as needed.

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