Roasted Blood Orange Oatmeal | Thyme & Honey

Let this be the saddest hey y’all of the year.

I’ve been having a bit of an off week with my mind all over the place and my financial situation pretty dire, a given towards the end of January. Let’s face it, January is the worst month of the year, December’s ugly sister, 31 days of sadness. This song is and isn’t helping.

Whenever I start feeling like this, you know, questioning the meaning of life and my existence, I try and counteract the feelings of borderline self-loathing with things that will perk me right up, from the inside out. I’ve started running again, I’m not really drinking, I’ve quit smoking (hurrah!) and I’m eating clean. Well… kind of.

When I’m on a health kick I look at incorporating seasonal ingredients into my diet more so than usual, after all seasonal produce is not only fresher and tastier (strawberries, I rest my case), but it’s like, totally zen reconnecting with natural food cycles.

Blood oranges are right in season at the moment, and they are disguising themselves as oranges all about town. I realised that I hadn’t had a blood orange for a while, probably since it was last in season, and so the below was born. The almond milk makes these oats creamy and slightly sweet, and the roasted blood oranges add a fresh and tangy punch. This breakfast is my happy place right now.

On a side note, I’ve just seen that I have apparently reached the holy grail of any WordPress blogger and have been featured on Freshly Pressed. This is undeniably awesome. So hello to all friends new and old, and thank you for checking out my little blog!

Roasted Blood Orange Oatmeal | Thyme & Honey


Roasted Blood Orange Oatmeal | Thyme & HoneyRoasted Blood Orange Oatmeal | Thyme & Honey

Roasted Blood Orange Oatmeal | Thyme & Honey

Roasted Blood Orange Oatmeal | Thyme & Honey

Roasted Blood Orange Oatmeal

Serves 2

200g coarse oatmeal
750ml water
Pinch of salt
250ml almond milk
4 blood oranges
Coconut oil
1 tablespoon soft brown sugar
Unsalted pistachios
Pumpkin seeds

Preheat the oven to 200Ā°c

Halve the blood oranges and remove the peel. Place on a baking tray and drizzle with a little coconut oil and a sprinkle of sugar. Roast for around 10-15 minutes.

Meanwhile make the oatmeal. Add water and a pinch of salt to a pan and bring to the boil. Add the oats and stir, then bring up to the boil again. Reduce the heat to low and add the almond milk. Simmer the oatmeal stirring occasionally for 15-20 minutes.

Divide the oatmeal between two bowls, top with extra almond milk, the roasted blood oranges, chopped pistachios and pumpkin seeds.


8 thoughts on “Roasted Blood Orange Oatmeal

  1. Shannon says:

    This looks delicious, can’t wait to make it! Big hugs to my favourite blogger, I hope those blood oranges chased the blues away x

  2. angelinahue says:

    Mmm, roasted blood orange with oatmeal is an unusual combination, but sounds delicious!

    1. Gabriella says:

      It does seem odd, right? But somehow it works! My mum grew up always eating her oatmeal with oranges or clementines, so I guess knowing that must have crept into my subconscious šŸ™‚

  3. This looks so good, I’ll have to try it!!

  4. Trying to do the clean eating thing too, this and the Lentil recipe look amazing. Thanks for posting good for you food with awesome flavors too!

    1. Gabriella says:

      Hope it’s going well! I’ve just emerged from the kitchen after baking a chocolate torte (and subsequently eating most of the batter…), so I think that’s my clean eating done for the year šŸ˜‰

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