Want to see how I pimp my oats? Here’s a family-friendly winter breakfast must-have that incorporates seasonal blood oranges – which are rich in vitamin C to keep your immune system fighting fit, and whole grain-rich traditional rolled oats that are a source of fibre to keep your digestive system on track right from the start of your day.
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 8 minutes
Blood Orange Chia Jam
• 8 blood orange, peeled, deseeded, quartered
• 2 tbsp chia seeds
• 1 tbsp maple syrup
Rolled Oat Porridge
• 1 ½ cups UNCLE TOBYS Traditional Rolled Oats
• 2 cups skim milk
• ½ cup water
• 1 tsp cinnamon
• 4 tbsp natural Greek yoghurt, to serve
• 2 tbsp almonds roughly chopped, to serve
• 2 tbsp blood orange zest, to serve
• 4 tsp maple syrup or honey, to serve
1. To make your chia jam, place the blood orange pieces in a medium-sized pot on medium heat and stir occasionally. Use a fork to roughly mash them. Once the oranges break down, add the chia seeds and maple syrup, and stir until well combined. Remove from the heat. Place chia jam into a container and place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to allow the chia to set.
2. Meanwhile, place the oats in medium-sized pot with milk, water and cinnamon and cook over medium heat. Bring the oat mixture to boil, then allow to simmer on low-medium heat for 5-8 minutes until oats are soft and creamy, stirring continuously. Add more water or milk to achieve your desired consistency.
3. Once oats are cooked, divide evenly into bowls, top with one tablespoon of chia jam, a dollop of natural Greek yoghurt and sprinkle with crushed almonds, blood orange zest and a drizzle of maple syrup or honey.
Remaining chia jam can be stored in fridge for up to 5 days.
Nutritional information (per serve): Energy 1659kJ (395 cals); 14.7g protein; 51g carbs; (33g total sugar); 11.7g fat; (1.4g saturated fat); 11g fibre