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Healthy Cranberry Orange Oatmeal
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Healthy Cranberry Orange Oatmeal

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.
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Keyword breakfast, brunch, classic, cranberry, creamy, dairy-free, digestion, easy, fall recipe, gluten-free, healthy, healthy bowl, homemade, indulge, natural, oatmeal, oats, orange, plant-based, pumpkin seeds, recipe, soft, sweet, tart, traditional, vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Author Shanika | Orchids + Sweet Tea

Ingredients

Orange-Cinnamon Oatmeal:

  • 1 cup Bob's Red Mill Thick-Cut Rolled oats, G
  • 2 1/2 cups Almond milk 
  • 1/3 cup juice of an orange (That's about 1 Medium orange!)
  • 1/4 cup Agave (See Notes!)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tsps ground cinnamon
  • pinch of sea salt

Cranberry Topping:

  • 2 cups organic cranberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1/4 cup fresh water
  • 1/2 cup organic pure cane sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

Other:

  • shelled walnuts
  • pumpkin seed
  • orange zest

Instructions

Orange-Cinnamon Oatmeal:

  • Add oats, cinnamon, pinch of sea salt to a medium pot on medium-high heat. Next, add in Almond milk and Agave, 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 orange juice and vanilla until well incorporated.

Cranberry Topping:

  • Combine all ingredients into a medium pot on medium-high heat, just until the sugar dissolves. Ensure that you stir all ingredients together well.
  • Once it begins to boil, reduce heat and let simmer until cranberries are softened and ‘bursting’.
  • Once cranberries are fully cooked and 'sauce-like'/thickened, remove from heat and let cool for 5-10 minutes.

Assembly:

  • Once oatmeal has fully cooked, remove from heat and portion oats into serving bowl(s) and top with cranberries and chopped nuts (pecans, walnuts, almonds, etc.) as garnish.
  • Bon Appetit!

Notes

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 Cranberry Topping and top overnight oats and enjoy.
TOASTED NUTS: Add chopped walnuts 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.
SWEETENER: Instead of Agave, you can simply use maple syrup to oats as a sweetener.