Creamy Oatmeal with Spiced Apple and Cranberry

Oatmeal spiced apple and cranberry

Photo credit: One Hot Oven


Spiced compote sauce makes a great topping for a warm bowl of pot oats on a chilly solstice morning.


Yield: 12



  • 6 medium apples, peeled, quartered, cored and diced 
  • ½ c. (125 ml) water 
  • 2 c. (500 ml) cranberries (fresh or frozen) 
  • 1 tsp. (5 ml) ground ginger 
  • ½ tsp. (2.5 ml) ground cloves 
  • 1 tsp. (5 ml) cinnamon  
  • ½ tsp. (2.5 ml) ground nutmeg 
  • 2 tbsp. (30 ml) granulated sugar, divided 
  • 2 c. (500 ml) oats 
  • 8 c. (2 L) milk or non-dairy alternative 
  • 1 tsp. (5 ml) vanilla extract



  1. Put the apples and water in a pan and cook gently until almost softened. Turn up the heat. Add the cranberries, spices and 1 tbsp. of the granulated sugar, and bubble until saucy. You can make this a day before serving. 
  2. Place the oats, milk, vanilla and the remaining 1 tbsp. sugar in a big saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, and simmer for 4 to 5 minutes until creamy.  
  3. Divide between 12 bowls and top with the fruit mixture.