1Place water into a medium sized saucepan; over med-high heat bring water to a rolling boil. While water is heating, measure out the oats, cranberries and cinnamon, place in small bowl (I use a paper plate).
When water comes to a boil, stir the oatmeal and cranberry mixture into the water. Let mixture return to a boil then turn heat down to where it is still bubbling, just not so hard. Cook for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Oats will be done when all liquid is absorbed. Serve hot with a spoon of brown sugar and a little milk or your favorite topping for oatmeal.