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