The main flavor in this fruity oatmeal is raspberry since these berries provide a much stronger taste in contrast to the citrus-y blood orange. They are added to the oatmeal immediately in the cooking process, so they break down, flavor the entire porridge, and turn the whole bowl a powerful magenta hue. Most of the blood oranges are used as toppings, making a feast for the eyes and saving the orange segments to be burst with each bite. This would be fantastic topped with flaked coconut, blood orange zest, or a sprinkle of chia seeds.
Blood Orange and Raspberry Steel-Cut Oatmeal [Vegan]
- 1 blood orange
- 3/4 cup non-dairy milk
- 1/2 cup quick-cook steel cut oats
- 1/2 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
- Zest from 1/2 of a blood orange
- A pinch of salt
- Prep your blood orange by cutting it in half and de-segmenting each half with a paring knife.
- Bring milk to a boil, add oats, and reduce heat to medium.
- Immediately add the raspberries and half of the blood orange segments. Save the rest for topping.
- Once more of the liquid has absorbed, add orange zest and salt. Stir.
- When you’re pleased with the consistency of the oatmeal, transfer to a bowl. Add a splash non-dairy milk of choice, remaining orange segments, and any other additional toppings.