Citrus season is here Y’ALL! So is this cinnamon orange baked oats recipe.
Wow friends, what a weekend it has been.
Being an Aquarius I’m pretty quirky. I definitely get funny looks sometimes on things that I say or do. But Saturday one-hundred percent took the cake. While I was on my run, Missy Elliot came on my playlist. And there is just something that like takes hold of my body when I’m feeling a song. Let me tell you, I was REALLY feeling it. So there I am, running on Scottsdale Road doing my weird run/dancing that I do. And guys, I totally eat it. Into a bush. At 7:30 AM. Yes, there was an audience. And all I can think at that point is- It was worth it, I really worked it. Will I still dance on runs? Absolutely. But I definitely will be more mindful of bushes and things like that.
Anyways, after my eventful morning I wanted to come up with a baked oats recipe.
Not just any baked oats recipe, but this beauty cinnamon orange baked oats recipe. Citrus season is probably my favorite season. It grows everywhere here. So naturally I find ways to sneak it into all sorts of cooking. The great things about this baked oats recipe is that you can really customize it to your liking. Also, meal prep is a breeze. On Sunday, just whip up one of these baked oats recipe and tuperware it up and eat it throughout the week. If you are going to have nuts in the mix, I definitely suggest toasting them before, it adds another layer of flavor.
If you whip up this cinnamon orange baked oats recipe, you are bound to have a great week! Even if you literally ran into a bush like me.
Cinnamon Orange Baked Oats RecipePrint Recipe
- 2 cup, Oats
- 2 Oranges, zested
- 3 tbsp of Ghee/Coconut Oil
- 6 Dried Figs, quartered
- 3/4 cup, Walnuts or Pecans
- 2 cup, Almond Milk
- 1/3 cup, Orange Juice
- 1 tbsp, Vanilla Extract
- 2 Eggs
- 1/3 cup, Maple Syrup
- 2 Oranges, sliced
- 1 tbsp, Cinnamon
- 1 tsp, Nutmeg
- 1 tsp, Ground Cloves
- 1 tsp, Baking Powder
- 1 tsp, Salt
- Optional Toppings: Maple Syrup, Whipped Cream, Yogurt, Almond Butter
Heat oven to 350 degrees
Once heated place nuts on baking sheet and into oven for about 5 minutes, until you start to smell them, remove from oven but keep oven on
In mixing bowl add, oats, salt, baking powder, ground cloves, ground nutmeg, cinnamon, and toasted pecans/walnuts
Stir to mix
In a separate mixing bowl add milk, ghee/coconut oil, eggs, orange juice, orange zest, vanilla, maple syrup. Whisk to mix.
In a casserole dish pour quartered figs on the bottom
Pour dry ingredient over figs evenly
Pour wet ingredients over dry mixture evenly
Top with orange slices
Cook in oven for 45 minutes
When done remove from oven, serve with any desired toppings!