Maple Cinnamon Oatmeal + Caramelized Oranges

Maple Cinnamon Oatmeal + Caramelized Oranges — the epitome of Fall in a bowl. This oatmeal is creamy, loaded with warm spices + maple flavor, and will surely keep you full all morning! The warm caramelized oranges atop gives a great sweet addition, while the nuts add a nice crunch that helps this dish burst with such goodness! Plus, it’s made in no time (10-15 minutes to be exact!) and it’s all vegan and gluten-free. Overnight option available.

Maple Cinnamon Oatmeal + Caramelized Oranges

Maple Cinnamon Oatmeal + Caramelized Oranges. This recipe brings all of the Fall vibes and I couldn’t wait to share it with you guys! 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. What better way to kick start your day, right?

It’s #OrangeWeek on Orchids + Sweet Tea!

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. 

So far this week, I shared these Crispy Baked Sticky Orange Cauliflower Bites with you guys and you love them as much as I do! Yay!

I really do hope that you enjoy everything orange + spice this week!

Maple Cinnamon Oatmeal + Caramelized Oranges

If you’ve been an avid follower of Orchids + Sweet Tea, then you’re probably aware of my love for oats, whether cooked as oatmeal or whipped together overnight as overnight oats.

If not, then I’ll share with you some of my absolute favorite variations below.

My Top Ways to Make Anything Oats.

Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats—-Vegan, Gluten-free, and only takes 5 minutes to whip together while you allow the refrigerator do the rest overnight. 

Vanilla Overnight Oats + Maple Spiced Pears! This recipe boasts of it’s creaminess, thickness from the thickly cut oats used, and generous vanilla + nutty flavors from the delicious almond butter marrying well with vanilla; which all create quite the experience in just one bowl.

This Breakfast Peanut Butter Banana Chia Seeds Oats is the ultimate bowl of goodness! Packed with bold flavor, these oats are not only made with vegan ingredients, but they can be whipped together in just a few short minutes or made overnight for easy meal prep.

This Banana Peanut Butter Overnight Oats recipe is a healthy way to kick start your day and is beautifully textured. These Oats boasts it’s creaminess, thickness from the thickly cut oatmeal used, and generous nutty flavor from the delicious peanut butter; which all create quite the experience in just one bowl.

This Easy Peanut Butter Banana Oats Smoothie recipe is a delicious and simple way to enjoy a quick, easy breakfast while gaining awesome health benefits from the simple ingredients that marry so well together, creating a powerful kick of flavor.

These Flourless Vegan Sweet Potato Oats Waffles are the best easiest gluten-free waffles for the entire family. Made right in a blender, these waffles are naturally sweetened, fluffy, thick, airy, and full of sweet potato + oat flavors. 

Maple Cinnamon Oatmeal + Caramelized Oranges

Best Tips to Making the Perfect Oatmeal + To Change Things Up.

  • To change things up, simply add other flavors such as juice of an orange, vanilla, zest, or other extracts.
  • You can use any sweetener option you please—-Agave, maple syrup, honey, apple sauce, or another natural sweetener.
  • For additional nutrients, feel free to add flaxseed meal, chia seeds, etc.
  • Top with other caramelized fruit, dried fruit, nuts, cranberries, chocolate chips, or whatever you choose.
  • For Make-ahead meals or on-the-go, simply make this and store in a mason jar.
  • For a nice creaminess, add your favorite butters: peanut butter, almond butter, pecan butter, sunbutter, etc.

Maple Cinnamon Oatmeal + Caramelized Oranges

What You’ll Need For These Oats?

Thick Cut GF Oats – Healthy + full of fiber

Almond Milk – Makes things nice + creamy; Sub with your fave plant-based milk

Maple – The epitome Fall flavor. Rich + sweet flavor and works as a great sweetener

Vanilla – A great addition of flavor and marries everything together

Oranges – A beautiful citrus burst that works so well with Fall spices

Pecans – Always love adding nuts for delicious nuttiness

Spices: Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Cloves, All spice – the best combo of Fall flavors 

Vegan Butter: Used to caramelize oranges and adds nice flavor

Brown Sugar: Creates a beautiful brown on oranges during caramelization

Maple Cinnamon Oatmeal + Caramelized Oranges

Now let’s dig right into this recipe, shall we?

Add oats, cinnamon, pinch of allspice and sea salt to a medium pot on medium-high heat. Next, add in Almond milk and maple syrup, stirring to combine until it begins to boil.

Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for 10-15 minutes or until the oats thicken and become fluffy and all of the liquid has been absorbed. In the final 2-3 minutes, stir in additional maple syrup, if desired.

Caramelized Oranges:

In a large skillet of medium-high heat, add the butter and heat until melted. Add brown sugar, spices, and sea salt and stir until well combined and ‘bubbly’.

Add the sliced oranges and toss until well coated and cook for 8-10 minutes, until tender and the sauce has thickened. **NOTE: Be sure to turn over the orange slices onto their opposite sides every 2 minutes or so to avoid burning.**

Once oatmeal has fully cooked, remove from heat and portion oats into two bowls and top with caramelized oranges and chopped nuts (pecans, walnuts, almonds, etc.) as garnish.

Bon Appetit!

Maple Cinnamon Oatmeal + Caramelized Oranges

Maple Cinnamon Oatmeal + Caramelized Oranges

Maple Cinnamon Oatmeal + Caramelized Oranges

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup Thick-Cut Rolled oats, GF (I use Bob's Red Mill)
  • 2 1/2 cups Almond milk (I use Califia Farms; You can use your fave plant-based milk)
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup 
  • 1 1/2 tsps ground cinnamon
  • pinch of allspice
  • pinch of sea salt

Caramelized Oranges:

  • 1 medium navel orange, sliced with skin
  • 2-3 Tbsps vegan butter
  • 3 Tbsps organic brown sugar, Vegan-approved (I use Sugar in the Raw)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • pinch of allspice
  • pinch of sea salt

Other:

  • chopped pecans (See Notes!)

Instructions

  • Add oats, cinnamon, pinch of allspice and sea salt to a medium pot on medium-high heat. Next, add in Almond milk and maple syrup, stirring to combine until it begins to boil.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for 10-15 minutes or until the oats thicken and become fluffy and all of the liquid has been absorbed. In the final 2-3 minutes, stir in additional maple syrup, if desired.

Caramelized Oranges:

  • In a large skillet of medium-high heat, add the butter and heat until melted. Add brown sugar, spices, and sea salt and stir until well combined and ‘bubbly’.
  • Add the sliced oranges and toss until well coated and cook for 8-10 minutes, until tender and the sauce has thickened. **NOTE: Be sure to turn over the orange slices onto their opposite sides every 2 minutes or so to avoid burning.**
  • Once oatmeal has fully cooked, remove from heat and portion oats into two bowls and top with caramelized oranges and chopped nuts (pecans, walnuts, almonds, etc.) as garnish.
  • 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, make Caramelized Apples and top overnight oats and enjoy.
  • TOASTED NUTS:Add chopped pecans to a baking sheet and toasting them in the oven (400 degrees Fahrenheit) for 5-10 minutes, tossing them halfway to avoid browning on one side.

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