Orange Clove Oatmeal
I bought some oranges from the farmers market. There is this booth over there that always has free samples of various wares. I usually stop by and taste what he has to offer. I sampled some of the delicious oranges and decided to buy a bag of oranges.
I’m not quite sure what happened. I don’t know if he simply picked the best ones as samples, or if we just got a mixed bag of oranges. But either way, only some of these oranges were good. I would cut them up and eat, but parts of the orange were sour and the other parts were sweet.
I decided to cut up the orange and throw it into oatmeal. I figured that since I was cooking the whole orange, the sweet and sour pieces would mix together and be just right. I don’t know if I was right or if the whole orange was sweet, but Mike really enjoyed this oatmeal.
- 1 cup milk
- ½ cup rolled oats
- 1 orange
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
- Cut the orange so that only the insides are present. Cut these into roughly 1 inch pieces. Be sure to remove all seeds.
- In a small pot, bring milk to a boil over medium high heat. Add oatmeal and oranges to the pot. Stir to combine.
- Cook until most of the liquid has been absorbed, about 5 minutes. Add vanilla extract, cinnamon and cloves and stir until everything is well mixed.
- Serve hot, or refrigerate overnight and serve cold.
Adapted from The Oatmeal Artist