How to Cook a Healthy, Delicious Oatmeal Medley

by Brandi Wells

This is easily customizable and an incredibly convenient snack or meal option for the whole family.


  • 2 ½ Cups Oats
  • 2 ½ Cups Apple (variety of flavors)
  • ⅓ Cups Cranberries (dried or not)
  • 2 Teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons Hemp seeds (or flaxseed) *optional
  • ¼ Cups Honey
  • ½ Cups Walnuts (or other nut favorite)
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    This is a delicious and easy way to have a warm, nutritional treat full of flavor. Works well for snack or meal. Kid friendly to make. Lots of options with fruit and add-ins.

    Step 2

    Cook apples for a softer texture. There's no right way for this step. Get them to your preferred texture and keep in mind you'll probably reheat if there are any leftovers. Make now, eat later!

    Step 3

    We used organic apples, did not peel, and selected a variety of 3.

    Step 4

    2 1/2 cups of oats. Cook according to packaging.

    Step 5

    1/3 cup (or more if you like) cranberries (dried or not).

    Step 6

    After oats and apples are cooked, combine. Then add cranberries.

    Step 7

    *optional step. Add hemp seeds or flax seeds (ground).

    Step 8

    2 tablespoons of cinnamon.

    Step 9

    1/4 cup honey. You can increase to 1/2 cup if you are feeding picky eaters who respond to sweeter foods.

    Step 10

    1/2 cup of chopped walnuts. Could substitute any other nut that you love.

    Step 11

    Add everything to the pot that you've removed from heat. Stir, serve and enjoy!

    Step 12

    As a quick snack, addition to breakfast or as a meal of it's own, this is a nutritionally dense, convenient go-to.