Orange Cranberry Oatmeal

Orange cranberry oatmeal in a bowl.

To celebrate what is apparently the month of oatmeal I give you Orange Cranberry Oatmeal!! Also, Happy New Year!!!

Orange Cranberry Oatmeal

Recipe by Dee

Ingredients

  • 1 cup canned coconut milk

  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats

  • 1 tbsp. granulated sugar

  • 1/4 tsp. freshly grated orange zest

  • 1/4 tsp. coconut extract

  • 1/8 tsp. ground ginger

  • A pinch of fine sea salt

  • A small pat of butter

  • 1 orange cut into segments, supreme style *see notes

  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries

Directions

  • Place all of the ingredients (except for the orange segments and dried cranberries) into a 1 quart saucepan over medium low heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the oatmeal reaches the desired consistency. Remove from heat and pour into a bowl, top with the orange segments and dried cranberries, and enjoy!

Notes:

  •  Zest the entire orange and set the leftover zest on a plate to dry. We’ll be using it in the next recipe. After it has dried, store the zest in an airtight container.
  • To supreme an orange, cut off the ends with a sharp knife, then cut off the peel, including the pith. Then cut out each segment of the orange. Make sure you do this over a bowl to catch the juice. Here is a link to the Kitchn that gives a more detailed description with pictures.
  • I like to cook oatmeal low and slow, but if you want your oatmeal to be ready more quickly, turn up the heat and stir more frequently
Another Picture of orange cranberry oatmeal, this time shot vertically.

Ramblings: Something to do With the Recipe.

I’m trying to figure out if this orange cranberry oatmeal is tropical or not. 

It has coconut milk and coconut extract, which is decidedly tropical, but dried cranberries are not. And then you have the citrus which is kind of tropical…

You know what? It doesn’t matter. It’s oatmeal, it tastes good, and I hope you enjoy it. 

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