Roasted Blood Orange Oatmeal
Homemade Oatmeal made with Roasted Blood Oranges and Quaker Oats Old Fashioned Oatmeal is a favorite breakfast to get the chill out of the air. This Roasted Blood Orange Oatmeal is simple to make and will become a family favorite for years to come.
The other morning I woke up to a brisk 10 degrees outdoors. Winter is finally settling in on Chicago. I wanted to get the chill out of my home, so I opened my refrigerator door looking for something to bake. I spied some blood oranges and thought, 'I must roast these this morning'.
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Warm and hearty breakfasts are a thing of necessity here when the weather begins to dip into the single digits. I was hoping the lovely smell of roasting fruit and steaming oatmeal would have my children drifting downstairs in hopes of a warm and hearty breakfast to keep the chill away.
Roasted Blood Orange Oatmeal
for the blood oranges
2 blood oranges
2 teaspoons raw sugar
agave syrup for drizzling
for the oatmeal
3 ½ cups water
2 cups Quaker® Oats Old Fashioned Oatmeal
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons flaxmeal
6 cardamom pods
for the breakfast bar toppings
variety of nuts (walnuts, pecans, almonds)
variety of seeds (sunflower, pumpkin)
variety of berries
sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon
honey, agave syrup, maple syrup
Preheat your oven to 400.
Slice the blood oranges in half and run a knife around the edge of the blood oranges, separating it from the peel. Sprinkle ½ teaspoon raw sugar on each half, and drizzle with agave syrup. Place in a baking dish. If the halves won’t stay upright, slice a small bit of the peel off the bottom so that it sits flat. Bake at 400 for 15 minutes, until the raw sugar and the agave syrup have caramelized. Remove from oven. Set aside until cool enough to handle.
While the blood oranges are roasting, start your water to boil. Take the six cardamom pods and crack them before placing them in the water. This will give your water a great hint of cardamom before you add the Quaker® Oats. When it simmers, add the Quaker® Oats, brown sugar and flaxmeal and cook, stirring occasionally, until Quaker® Oats are soft and most of the liquid has been absorbed. When the Quaker® Oats are finished, remove the cardamom pods.
Stove Top Directions: Bring the water to a boil in a large saucepan with cardamom. Stir in the Quaker® Oats and continue to cook, stirring frequently, until the Quaker® Oats begins to thicken. Reduce heat to medium-low. Mix in you ingredients and stir. Continue to simmer uncovered for 10-15 minutes until Quaker® Oats are thick and creamy. Remove from heat and spoon up into bowls.
Microwave Directions: Mix together the ingredients in the bowl. Place the bowl into the microwave and high for 2½-3 minutes per serving. Stir the Quaker® Oats well.
Overnight Directions: In the evening, bring water and the cardamom to a boil in a large saucepan. Add in Quaker® Oats, stir to saturate the Quaker® Oats. Cover, remove from heat and allow to cool. Place the pot in the refrigerator until morning. The next morning, stir in brown sugar and flaxmeal. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes until thick and creamy.
Quaker® Oats Breakfast Bar
My children made it downstairs just as I was finishing a Sunday morning Quaker® Oats Breakfast Bar for them. I had the Roasted Blood Oranges, the Creamy Oatmeal and a large selection of toppings for everyone. There really is no limit to the number or type of toppings. But I wanted to hit all the flavors; sweet, sour and salty. I also sliced up some Heirloom Tomatoes and seasoned them with a bit of real salt and pomegranate vinegar.
I scooped portions of the Quaker® Oats into bowls and let the children make their own Quaker® Oats Breakfast Best Bowls. It's fun to see what creation everyone would come up with. They all added milk, sugar and drizzled some honey on top. One added nuts, seeds and fruit. One added more honey and blood oranges segments. One added chocolate chunks. Who knows what everyone will choose; you may even find a combination you would never think of yourself.
My husband took a bit of everything in his Best Bowl of Quaker® Oats and I have to admit that I had a hard time selecting what I wanted in my best bowl. But I finally settled on milk, honey and the roasted blood oranges. Oh. My. Stars! Heaven in a bowl!
Creamy Quaker® Oats is the best breakfast to warm up your family's bodies on a cold winter morning. I highly recommend roasting some blood oranges and eating these with your next Best Bowl of morning oatmeal. At the end of the day, you will have all the people you love around you satisfied.