O = Oats & Oranges…!!!

Oats & Oranges

Now that’s something you don’t see together every day! Oaty oranges! 😛 We were trying to think up something other than oranges which could be for the A-Z Challenge letter

and then I thought OMGosh… I use oats almost every day! Usually I put them in my blender and turn them into flour and make pancakes or bread for breakfast 🙂 Sometimes I bake the oats into these delicious bites or yummy biscuits like these oaty drizzle biscuits 🙂

What made me think of oranges first? Well, we went to a market and bought the biggest juiciest oranges we’ve seen in a long time! They came in 7’s and we bought THREE lots!!! 😛 🙂 It’s juice a go in our house! 🙂

Anyway, I’ve been trying to post another recipe containing rose water (yes Cath, this is for you)! 🙂 and I came up with the idea of making a raw oats dish. I’m sure Milica will let me know if oats are raw enough food to be called raw!? 😛 Basically you soak the oats and then… freeze the mixture! Breakfast, snack or and dessert will do! 😛 🙂

Gather

  • 1 orange per person
  • 30g porridge oats (GF if required)
  • 1 teaspoon rose water
  • handful of flaked almonds (to garnish)
  • Fresh fruit / mint to garnish

Prepare

  1. Roll the (unpeeled) orange on a hard surface for 30 seconds (this releases the juice) then cut in half.
  2. Using a manual juicer squeeze as much juice as possible out of the two halves.
  3. Put the oats in a glass and pour the juice (at least 40ml) over the oats. Stir in some of the orange flesh (2 teaspoons is good).
  4. Add the rose water and mix well. Leave to soak (at least one hour is ideal, more if possible).
  5. Scoop the remaining flesh, juice and pith out of one shell.
  6. When the oats have absorbed all the juice, pack into the empty clean shell and level the top.
  7. Press flaked almonds around the top rim of the orange shell, then carefully place in the freezer.
  8. Chill for as long as you can wait! 30 minutes will get your oaty orange firm but not solid. Garnish with extra fruit. Serve.
  9. Enjoy!

Serve & Store

  • These can be placed in the fridge or the freezer. The taste will change the longer they are stored but try to eat within 2 days of being in the fridge.
  • You can add extra flavours to the oats but I have only used flaked almonds as I wanted to taste the delicate rosewater.
  • Eat as a healthy breakfast!
  • Use as an afterschool snack.
  • Dress them up and use for dessert.

9 Comments

  • Sophie33 17th April 2015 at 17:54

    A lovely recipe beautifully presented too! Yummm!

    Reply
  • Delicious Peace of Mind 19th April 2015 at 15:00

    What a lovely yummy and lovely looking idea this is! Oats with oranges. I like the change from the regular oat-milk combo. About oats, you can find them raw, but sometimes their rawness is questionable. I am definitely too lazy to make this as a breakfast, but maybe like a dessert, with soaked buckwheat instead of oats. Hmm, I just might give it a go! 🙂

    Reply
  • Brooke Ridgeway 26th October 2015 at 13:40

    haha very creative, I love this idea! I also love using Rose water and am always looking for new ways to use it. Adding to oats is a wonderful idea, and paired with orange… yes please.

    Reply
    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth
      Laurena@LifeDietHealth 26th October 2015 at 20:43

      I like to be creative Brooke… trouble is it means lots of different foods around all the time! 😛 😀 What sort of foods do you usually use rosewater for?

      Reply
      • Brooke Ridgeway 26th October 2015 at 21:01

        I enjoy adding it to raw desserts and vegan whipped cream. 🙂

        Reply
        • Laurena@LifeDietHealth
          Laurena@LifeDietHealth 29th October 2015 at 20:26

          Yummy! Adding it to cream sounds good! 🙂 What’s your favourite dessert to add it to?

          Reply
          • Brooke Ridgeway 19th November 2015 at 15:07

            Hmmm probably strawberries/bowl of fruit! 🙂 u?

          • Laurena@LifeDietHealth
            Laurena@LifeDietHealth 19th November 2015 at 22:25

            Ooo… so simple but I guess so delicious! I’ll have to try that! 🙂 Thank you!

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