Saturday, April 27, 2013

Orange, Cherry, and Chocolate Oatmeal

Success! I finally got three posts in a week again. I've been in a two-post slump for a while. It's probably because I've been going through a major Lemon Coconut phase, and that's all I've been making! Today, I finally pulled myself together and made a new recipe.

I know I've told you this before already, but these dried cherries my mom sent me were a game-changer. I find them so much more flavorful and appealing than frozen cherries...or even fresh ones. I love using them in my oatmeal because they actually provide a cherry taste! The frozen cherries I bought from Whole Foods are just not cutting it for me.
Orange, Cherry, and Chocolate Oatmeal (Inspiration)

by The Oatmeal Artist
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 5 min
Ingredients (serves 1)
  • 1 orange
  • 1 cup milk of choice, or water
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (I use Country Choice Organic)
  • handful of dried or fresh cherries
  • handful of chocolate chips
  • pinch of salt
  1. Prep your oranges.
  2. Bring milk (I use 1/2 c almond milk and 1/2 c water) to a boil, add oats, and reduce heat to medium. (If you'd like to add flax or chia seeds, do so now. I used flax.)
  3. Add half (or up to 2/3) of your orange segments. Save the rest for the topping. Stir; the orange segments should break apart into little pockets.
  4. Once more of the liquid has absorbed, add salt and dried cherries. Stir.
  5. When you're pleased with the consistency of the oatmeal, transfer to a bowl. Add a splash of your milk of choice, remaining orange segments, chocolate chips, and any other additional toppings (shredded coconut, nuts, etc.). I actually used broken-up chunks from a dark chocolate Theo bar for the above pictures! :)
Powered by Recipage

**You can also find hundreds of other oatmeal recipes (as well as tons of other meatless recipes) on my Pinterest account!  Thanks!

1 comment:

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...