Healthy Cranberry Orange Oatmeal — the epitome of goodness in a bowl. This oatmeal is creamy, loaded with warm spices + orange-infused flavor, and will surely keep you full all morning! Topped with a simple cranberry sauce atop gives a great sweet + tart addition, while the walnuts + pumpkin seeds add a nice crunch, which together creates a beautiful burst of flavor! Plus, it’s made in no time (10-15 minutes to be exact!) and it’s all vegan and gluten-free. Overnight option available.
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Healthy Cranberry Orange Oatmeal. This oatmeal is just SO good! Gosh! Usually, I'm not one who eats oatmeal on a regular. In fact, I'm more of a pancake, waffles, or something savory kind of gal. I do apologize---it's the Southern in me. Haha.
However, every now and again, I do enjoy a nice bowl of oatmeal and this one is one of my recent favorites.
Surprisingly, I remember oatmeal being something that the older folk ate (especially when it came to my household), but I've noticed that it has since become a real food trend for the health conscious (both young + old)---and rightfully so.
I don’t know about you, but oranges have been such an under-utilized ingredient for me. Granted, I tend to use oranges in a smoothie, as juice, or something of that realm. However, I haven’t experimented much with this flavor UNTIL NOW.
If you weren’t already aware, oatmeal is a great source of a ton of nutrients such as Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorous, Folate, Zinc, and so many others. In addition, it is a great food for providing good amounts of fiber and other antioxidants that are important to our body’s functioning.
All in all, oatmeal just makes for an awesome quick and healthy meal that saves the day, right?
The best part about oatmeal is that you can create any flavor profile you'd like, much like with smoothies. Plus, oatmeal is super easy and quick to make, which is great for those "on the run" or those who aren't a big fan of cooking something complicate so early in the morning. Either way---it gets done in just a few minutes.
If you aren’t familiar, oats are super nutritious! They include a great source of carbs, fiber (the soluble kind!), protein, and fat. In addition, they are loaded with important vitamins, minerals, and antioxidant.
Other great benefits:
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Bob's Red Mill Thick Cut GF Oats – Healthy + full of fiber
Almond Milk – Makes things nice + creamy; Sub with your fave plant-based milk
Vanilla – Adds nice flavor
Agave – A light sweetener; sub w/ maple syrup
Orange – Beautiful touch of citrus
Walnuts – Always love adding nuts for delicious nuttiness
Spices: Cinnamon, Nutmeg, All spice – the best combo of Fall flavors
Cranberries – Adds a nice hint of tartness
Brown Sugar – Adds sweetness to cranberry topping
Lemon Juice – Acid for cranberry topping
All leftover oatmeal can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Perfect for meal prep for the week!
Personally, when it comes to Gluten-Free recipes that include oats, I love using Bob's Red Mill GF Rolled Oats because it makes for the perfect addition to cookies, cakes, brownies, muffins, pancakes, oatmeal—literally anything.
For this oatmeal recipe, I used these oats which is made from 100% whole grain oatmeal and adds a nice robust texture and nutty flavor. As I've mentioned above, oats are a great source of dietary fiber, which helps to keep you fuller longer and staves off spikes in blood sugar.
The fun part about this recipe is that I chose to create something that aligned with Bob's Red Mill Organic Cranberry Orange Oatmeal Cups, which is an awesome on-the-go and grab-n-go option to this homemade recipe. This oatmeal cup is made from a blend of their GF rolled oats, old fashioned oats, and creamy stone-ground Scottish oatmeal and topped with cranberries, almonds, flaxseeds, chia seeds, and oranges.
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I really, really enjoyed this oatmeal recipe! It was a nice change from the more typical oatmeal toppings, and it’s definitely a nutrient powerhouse! I used walnuts instead of pistachios because it’s what I had on hand. I thought the cranberries might be too tart, but it was just the right amount, and the sweetness of the orange and balanced it out. Great recipe!