5/24/13

Cranberry Orange Oatmeal

I have never really loved oatmeal. My kids don't either. They say it is like eating a bowl full of chopped up tires. ???  Pleasant thought! There is no accounting for good taste.

My favorite place to experiment is in the kitchen and I have worked oatmeal over and over. I have had some horrid results. I have had some okay results. And then there is this one. Even my six year old picky miss asked for this today. I couldn't believe my ears. If you don't have a bottle of  wild orange oil...you should. It makes almost every food I create better. I also have found it adds a pleasant sweetness which means less sugar in my oatmeal or smoothie. You can make this without. Maybe add a bit of orange juice and some zest. But I like having this on hand. One little drop will do you and my mornings are busy. So I like to do things as fast as possible.


Cranberry Orange Oatmeal (for one)
1 Cup water or coconut milk
1\2 Cup oats
1 Pinch salt
1-2 t Sweetener of choice. I use evaporated cane sugar.
1 t Coconut oil or butter (keep oats from sticking to pan)
1/3 Cup dried cranberries
1 Drop wild orange Oil
2-3 Drops of vanilla
Optional: Stir in some coconut cream concentrate
Additional toppings depending on the mood if the day: toasted coconut, chocolate chips, nuts (pecans are great here). For me, oatmeal is better when treated as a hot fudge sundae.

Bring liquid to a boil. Add oatmeal, salt, sugar, butter and cranberries. Reduce heat to medium and stir occasionally as the liquid reduces. (3-4 minutes) When the liquid is gone, remove from heat add orange and vanilla and stir well. Then top with your choice of toppings.

Don't miss a single post on real food, recipes, essential oils and farm life! Follow me on Facebook, pretty please?


11 comments:

  1. This looks delicious! I have oatmeal on the menu for tomorrow and have to run to the store today. I will have to check it out!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I absolutely love it! Hope you will too.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Nope, never tried it although I do love oatmeal! Also, just a reminder that "Making Your Home Sing Monday" linky party is live!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much for linking up to the "Making Your Home Sing Monday" linky party today! :)

      Delete
  4. This looks really good! I enjoy trying different things on oatmeal. :)
    Thanks for linking-up. :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. This looks yummy! Thanks so much for sharing it on Waste Not Want Not Wednesday, I’ve pinned it :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. What a great blustery day meal! Thanks for linking up on Tuesday Greens!

    ReplyDelete
  7. YUM! We eat oatmeal every morning for breakfast (my husband says it's "fuel") so I've had to get creative. I like blueberries and/or almond slivers with honey and cinnamon.
    Thanks for sharing at Tuesdays with a Twist! Looking forward to seeing what you share this week.

    http://back2basichealth.blogspot.com/2013/06/tuesdays-with-twist-9-party-time.html

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Also, you can't go wrong if you throw in a couple of chocolate chips!

      Delete
  8. I love it, chopped up tires, too funny but my kids are the same way about plain oatmeal. I'll have to find some of that orange oil. Thanks for sharing at Thursday's Treasures, I'll be featuring you this week!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Happy to set you up with some orange oil. Will send you an email. Thanks for featuring my post!!

      Delete