The best way to wake up after a holiday is with a bowl of Cranberry Orange Steel Cut Oats! Orange zest and juice is mixed into creamy steel cut oats and topped with leftover cranberry sauce, vanilla yogurt and chopped toasted pecans. Yields 4 in about 35 minutes.

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I love a well organized kitchen. Especially my pantry. My cooking utensil drawer however, will always be a hot mess. A few weeks ago, we got dumped on with 9+ inches of snow, and so I took the snow day to clean out my pantry. Up until then, I thought I kept on top of it all, but apparently I don’t because according to a few expired packages dated for 2017… it’s been a few years.

While cleaning I stumbled upon a bag of steel cut oats that I must have bought earlier in the year (and don’t remember <—grocery hoarder). Since there was a little cranberry sauce leftover and a bowlful of clementines on my counter, I decided to combine them all in one creamy bowl of steel cut oats.

To Make This Cranberry Orange Steel Cut Oats You Will Need:

  • water
  • milk
  • butter
  • steel cut oats
  • kosher salt
  • cinnamon
  • nutmeg
  • cranberry sauce
  • oranges (any, zest and juice of)
  • vanilla yogurt
  • toasted pecans

In a saucepan, measure and combine 3 cups water with 1 cup half & half. Heat on medium to medium-high until simmering. Stirring often to prevent scorching.

Meanwhile, add 1 tablespoon ghee, butter or coconut oil to a skillet and heat on medium.

Then add in 1 cup steel cut oats.

Toast for 2 to 3 minutes.

Once the milk/water is simmering, stir the toasted steel cut oats

Reduce the heat to medium-low and continue to simmer (whisking occasionally) for 18 to 20 minutes.

When creamy, measure and add in a few pinches of kosher salt, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg. Continue to occasionally whisk while simmering, for 10 to 12 more minutes or until all the liquids are absorbed.

Remove the pan off of the heat and add in 1 teaspoon orange (or clementine 😉) zest plus 1/4 cup fresh orange juice.

Give it a final stir to combine and allow the oats to rest for 2 to 3 minutes before serving.

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Divide the lusciously creamy steel cut oats among bowls, top with cranberry sauce, vanilla yogurt, chopped toasted pecans and extra zest if desired.

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Creamy is the only word that comes to mind. It’s seriously the creamiest oatmeal!

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Tart sweet cranberry sauce with the orange, vanilla yogurt and the spices in the oatmeal is spot on. Everything melds so perfectly together.

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Cranberry Orange Steel Cut Oats
Yield: 4

Cranberry Orange Steel Cut Oats

The best way to wake up after a holiday is with a bowl of Cranberry Orange Steel Cut Oats! Orange zest and juice is mixed into creamy steel cut oats and topped with leftover cranberry sauce, vanilla yogurt and chopped toasted pecans. Yields 4 in about 35 minutes.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

FOR THE STEEL CUT OATS:

  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup half & half or milk
  • 1 tablespoon ghee, butter or coconut oil
  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 cup cranberry sauce

OPTIONAL TOPPINGS:

  • vanilla yogurt
  • chopped toasted pecans, walnuts or roasted pumpkin seeds

Instructions

    1. In a saucepan, measure and combine water with half & half. Heat on medium to medium-high until simmering. Stirring often to prevent scorching.
    2. Meanwhile, add ghee (butter or coconut oil) to a skillet and heat on medium.
    3. Stir in the steel cut oats and toast for 2 to 3 minutes.
    4. Once the milk/water is simmering, stir the toasted steel cut oats.
    5. Reduce the heat to medium-low and continue to simmer (whisking occasionally) for 18 to 20 minutes.
    6. When creamy, measure and add in a few pinches of kosher salt, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg. Continue to occasionally whisk while simmering, for 10 to 12 more minutes or until all the liquids are absorbed.
    7. Remove the pan off of the heat and add in 1 teaspoon orange (or clementine) zest plus 1/4 cup fresh orange juice.
    8. Give it a final stir to combine and allow the oats to rest for 2 to 3 minutes before serving.
    9. Divide the lusciously creamy steel cut oats among bowls, top with cranberry sauce, vanilla yogurt, chopped toasted pecans and extra zest if desired.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 368 Total Fat: 20g Saturated Fat: 11g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 9g Cholesterol: 32mg Sodium: 241mg Carbohydrates: 36g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 5g Sugar: 7g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 12g
Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.