Prep 15 mins
Cook 24 hrs
A make ahead breakfast, worthy of company but easy enough for every day! I recommend that you do not use quick or minute oats, go the real stuff and you will be happy! If you can not find currants, try sultanas.
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup blood orange juice
- 1⁄2 cup skim milk
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- 1 cup currants
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 2 cups quartered strawberries
- 1⁄2 cup roughly chopped pecans
- Mix the oats, juice, milk, yogurt, currants and honey together in a lage bowl.
- Cover the bowl with cling wrap and keep in fridge overnight.
- In the morning, spoon evenly into bowls and divide the quartered and chopped pecans between them as well as the strawberries.
- Eat as is, if you like it wet you can add some skim milk after the strawberries and pecans.
- Set time 1 day - dont cook it :).
Note: I am rating this on the taste after cooking. I was not sure whether I should cook this or not, since I have never heard of eating oatmeal uncooked. I did taste it raw, but the texture and my intuition told me I should cook it before eating it. Since this was a contest entry, I could not ask the chef their intentions. It did stick a lot to the pot while cooking, and was very thick by that point, so I added more milk to it once it was done. Despite all that, it did taste quite good! I did like very much the flavors of the blood orange, strawberries and pecans together.
WONDERFUL EASY and HEALTHY! I made a half recipe as directed and put it in a tupperware, then sprinkled pecans over the top and quartered fresh strawberries over them. So easy to take it out of the fridge the next morning and it's ready! The red currants I used plumped up nicely. This was a beautiful lavender color from the blood orange juice and the flavor was great too! The only thing I didn't care for on it was the pecans. I had never had oatmeal this way and it gives me tons of ideas for juice/fruit/dried fruit combos. Thanks and good luck in the contest!
Wow! This was really good. I will definitely be making this again. It was a very nice combination of flavors and textures and just the right sweetness. Day 2 I don't know that it changed any over another night, so I think the familiarity gave tasting it again that kind of eye-rolling, that's-so-good, comfort food quality. And today I had my baby hanging on my legs, starting to cry. So I started to wolf it down but stopped myself so I could wait for a little later to enjoy it. It's good stuff!