I love oats. They're my #1 go-to breakfast and dinner when I'm exhausted and need something healthy and quick. This orange and rosewater oatmeal tastes like it came straight out of a fairy-tale and it takes less than ten minutes to throw together.
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I started a new job last week and I've been absolutely drained. Cue all of the lazy, healthy comfort foods.
This recipe happened completely by accident after running out of my usual oat mix-ins and being way too tired to drag my ass to the store. If you've never tried rosewater in your oats, this recipe might actually change your life.
Rosewater is definitely the main flavor here and she sings. A little vanilla, a pinch of sea salt, some orange zest and a drizzle of honey make this the sweetest, coziest, warmest bowl of oats you could ever dream of. If you finish her off with some topped pistachios, you'll be in oat heaven.
Rosewater Oatmeal Ingredients
Rosewater is super anti-inflammatory and will help your bod cope with stress and change. Honey has antibacterial, antioxidant and soothing properties. Oats give you tons of beta-glucans and fiber.
I love using old-fashioned oats, they retain more of their flavor and texture through cooking. If you've only got quick or rolled oats, use 'em! This recipe will still be delicious.
- old fashioned oats
- sea salt
- almond extract
- vanilla extract
- orange zest
- crushed pistachios (optional)
If you don't have honey on hand, swap it out for brown sugar. No fresh oranges? You can swap for ½ teaspoon of cointreau or triple sec (I won't tell).
The almond extract and chopped pistachios are totally optional but absolutely delicious.
Orange & Rosewater Oats Instructions
- Start by cooking up those old fashioned oats. You'll want to follow the package instructions and don't forget to throw in that pinch of sea salt. The salt is key – it really brings out the flavors of everything else we're about to add.
- Once those oats are nice and tender, you're gonna pull them off the heat and stir in your honey, almond extract, and vanilla extract. These three will make your kitchen smell like a dream while they sweeten up your oats.
- Add just enough rosewater to get a hint of that delightful, fragrant rose scent.
- Next, we’re spicing things up a notch with some orange zest. Stir that in and enjoy that sunshiney smell.
- Bowl it up and get fancy with a small handful of chopped pistachios! They look beautiful and add the perfect little crunch.
Cook the oats in almond milk or coconut milk for a creamy and nutritious twist.
- Almond Extract - If you don't have any almond extract, use a little extra vanilla.
- Orange Zest - ½ teaspoon of Tripe Sec or Cointreau will give you the perfect amount of orange flavor.
- Honey - Brown sugar is great in this recipe, maple syrup would work in a pinch but might overpower the rosewater.
- Spiced: Add a pinch of cardamom!
- Rose Petals: If you're looking for an extra rosy bowl of oats, top your bowl with some fresh rose petals.
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Orange & Rosewater OatmealPrint Recipe
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1 pinch sea salt
- 2 tablespoon honey + more to taste
- ¼ teaspoon almond extract optional
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon orange zest
- ½ teaspoon rosewater + more to taste
- 3 tablespoon crushed pistachios optional
- Cook the old fashioned oats as per the package instructions with a pinch of sea salt.
- Once cooked, remove from heat and stir in the honey, almond extract, and vanilla extract.
- Next, stir in the orange zest and rosewater, mixing until well combined.
- Serve your oatmeal in a bowl and top with crushed pistachios. Enjoy warm and let the flavors whisk you away!
- Feel free to adjust the quantity of rosewater as per your preference. Start with a smaller amount and increase gradually as the flavor can be quite strong.
- If you want to add more sweetness, you can drizzle a little extra honey on top.
- This recipe works great with any type of oats. Just be sure to adjust your cooking times accordingly.
- The pistachios can be substituted with any nuts or seeds you prefer. Almonds, walnuts or chia seeds would be great too.
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