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Maple Cinnamon Oatmeal + Caramelized Oranges
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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.
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Keyword breakfast, brown sugar, brunch, cinnamon, classic, creamy, dairy-free, easy, fall recipe, gluten-free, healthy, healthy bowl, homemade, indulge, maple, oatmeal, orange, plant-based, recipe, soft, spices, sweet, traditional, vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Author Shanika | Orchids + Sweet Tea


  • 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


  • chopped pecans (See Notes!)


  • 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!


  • 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.