Sweet, tart, citrus-y and creamy, this takes oatmeal to another level! The fresh, sweet blueberries and crunchy almonds add great texture. Steel-cut oats is a must!
Orange-Infused Steel-Cut Oats with Blueberries and Almond Slices
- 1 cup/80 g steel-cut oats
- 2 cups/475 ml freshly squeezed orange juice
- 1 cup/235 ml unsweetened regular almond milk or unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup or to taste
- 1 pint/340 g fresh blueberries
- 1/2 cup/55 g sliced almonds
- Orange zest optional
Combine the oats, orange juice, almond milk, and salt in a saucepan and bring to a boil, then lower the heat to low and bring to a simmer.
Let it simmer, partially covered, for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the liquid is absorbed and the oatmeal is the right chewiness for you. Stir occasionally to keep the oats from sticking to the bottom of the pot.
Add the maple syrup and stir until combined.
Top with fresh blueberries, almonds, and orange zest, if using.
To really take your presentation to the next level, you can serve your oatmeal in an orange peel. Take an orange and cut it in half. Slice a bit of the bottom of the orange “bowl” so that it will stay put and not wobble. Carefully take a paring knife and cut around the inside of the peel, and use your fingers to pull out as much of the orange flesh as possible. Save the orange flesh for eating or juicing, and use the orange peel bowl to serve your oatmeal!