The weather has been so cold and so blustery here lately that I have been making anything and everything that makes me feel warm and cozy. For lunch and dinner, it’s mostly been soup. For breakfast, it’s been warm baked oatmeal! My whole family loves oatmeal and it’s fun to come up with different flavor combinations with fresh, seasonal ingredients throughout the year. I still had a few bags of fresh cranberries in my refrigerator, and with Christmas right around the corner, I thought that baked oatmeal with cranberries would not only be festive, but would be pretty darn tasty too. Along with the slightly tart, lightly sweetened cranberries, I added sliced almonds for a nice crunch and a splash of almond oil because it tastes and smells so wonderful and I absolutely love it:) This Cranberry Almond Baked Oatmeal can also be made ahead of time. This would be easy to prepare on Christmas Eve and then just pop it into the oven when you wake up on Christmas morning to bake. To make it a little more special, you could even sprinkle a few white chocolate chips on top of the warm oatmeal! Yum! This oatmeal isn’t just for special occasions though. Start your morning with this satisfying and delicious breakfast anytime that cranberries are in season!
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