Healthy Cranberry Orange Oats with Pistachios

May 11, 2018

No better way to jump start your mornings than with this Healthy Cranberry Orange Oats with Pistachios. Packed with great, bold flavor and nutrients, this oatmeal is a sure way to get your tastebuds dancing and your tummy full for a few hours before needing another bite to eat. A win, win recipe and it’s dairy-free and vegan!

Healthy Cranberry Orange Oats with Pistachios

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.

Surprisingly, I remember oatmeal being something that the older folk ate, however, I’ve noticed that it has since become a real food trend for the health conscious—and rightfully so.

Healthy Cranberry Orange Oats with Pistachios

The best part of 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.

For this recipe, I chose to go with “fresh” spring/summer fruits like oranges and cranberry. I just love this combination of flavor and you can see another fan favorite recipe using both ingredients—Cranberry Orange Crumble Muffins.

Healthy Cranberry Orange Oats with Pistachios

OK, so this recipe in particular has some amazing flavors.

Like I’ve mentioned previously, not just the orange-cranberry flavor, but also the nuttiness from the pistachios and cinnamon spice within the oatmeal itself. Yup.

It’s practically bursting with goodness, ya’ll. Speaking of oatmeal, you can check out this Cinnamon Chia Oatmeal with Caramelized Apple which is a great vegan option.

The warm caramelized apples atop gives a great sweet and tart balance (while the pecans add a nice crunch) that helps this dish burst with fall season spice goodness!

Plus, it is made in no time (10 minutes to be exact!) and the cleanup after is a breeze (at least it was for me)!

Now for this recipe–simply cook the rolled oats in small pot along with the milk and sea salt on medium-high heat, stirring frequently until it comes to a boil.

Once oats have swelled and cooked through, turn the heat on low and stir in the brown sugar, vanilla extract, ground ginger, and cinnamon. Continue stirring for another minute or so and remove from heat.

To assemble, place oatmeal in serving bowl and top with sliced oranges, fresh cranberries, and de-shelled pistachios and any other favorite toppings such as chia seeds, hemp seeds, etc.. That’s it!

Bon appetit!

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Healthy Cranberry Orange Oats with Pistachios

Healthy Cranberry Orange Oats with Pistachios

Healthy Cranberry Orange Oats with Pistachios

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
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Ingredients

For the Oats:

  • 1 cup organic rolled oats (I use Bob's Red Mill; For GF option, use GF oats!)
  • 2 cups coconut milk (You can use your fave plant-based milk!)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-2 Tbsps organic brown sugar (I use Sugar in the Raw; See Notes!)
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground ginger

For Topping:

  • 1 medium orange, peeled + sliced
  • 1/4 cup cranberries, fresh
  • 1/4 cup de-shelled pistachios
  • chia seeds, optional
  • hemp seeds, optional

Instructions

  • Simply cook the rolled oats in small pot along with the milk and sea salt on medium-high heat, stirring frequently until it comes to a boil.
  • Once oats have swelled and cooked through, turn the heat on low and stir in the brown sugar, vanilla extract, ground ginger, and cinnamon. Continue stirring for another minute or so (until sugar fully dissolves) and remove from heat.
  • To assemble, place oatmeal in serving bowl and top with sliced oranges, fresh cranberries, and de-shelled pistachios and any other favorite toppings such as chia seeds, hemp seeds, etc.. That's it! 
  • Bon appetit!

Tips & Tricks

STORAGE: Can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Perfect for meal prep for the week!
OVERNIGHT OPTION: Simply add all oatmeal ingredients to a bowl and mix together until combined. Tightly cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight (or at least 8 hours). Once ready to serve, add toppings.
SWEETENER: Instead of brown sugar, you can simply use maple syrup or Agave as a sweetener.
 

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