Creamy, warmly spiced, and just different enough to be special, this hearty oatmeal is full of cozy flavors - the perfect breakfast for when the weather turns colder.
1cupSilk unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/2cupsteel cut oats
1teaspoonorange zestfrom about 1/2 medium orange
2tablespoonschia seedsoptional; see note
Orange slices or diced orangeI zest the orange then slice it for topping
More dried cranberries
Pure maple syrup
Additional almond milk
Add water, almond milk, oats, cranberries, orange zest, chia seeds, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt to a medium saucepan over low heat. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened and creamy, about 15 minutes.
Remove from heat and spoon into bowls. Top with orange slices, dried cranberries, pecans, and more almond milk if desired. If you like a sweeter oatmeal, you may want to drizzle with pure maple syrup or your sweetener of choice.