Here is a deliciously easy way to start your day. The tart dried cranberries and sweet fresh pears are a match made in heaven, and the toasted walnuts bring a savory crunch and healthy... omega-3 fats. Add some milk or yogurt for extra protein, and you have a nutritious breakfast that will keep you feeling full and satisfied throughout the morning.
Combine the oats, water, salt, and cranberries in a pan. Bring to a boil, stir well, and then lower the heat to a simmer. Cook, covered, for about 10 minutes, stirring the oatmeal from time to time so that it doesn’t stick.
While the oatmeal is cooking, halve the pears and scoop out the cores with a teaspoon. Cut the pears into a small dice. When the oatmeal has finished cooking, stir in the diced pears until well mixed. Cover and turn the heat off. Leave the oatmeal and pears for 5 minutes to steam. While you’re waiting, roughly chop the walnuts. Set aside.
Serve the oatmeal with a sprinkle of walnuts, some diced banana if desired, and the milk or yogurt of your choice on the side.