Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Tangerine Pecan Oatmeal

7 WWPP Posted by 6 years ago 10 Comments

I woke up with a hankering for oatmeal again. Tis the season!

Honestly, I think I can do a whole blog devoted to just oatmeal toppings. It’s such a fabulous vessel to try out fun flavors. Today I took some Georgia Pecans (I won a bag on twitter!) and one of my favorite fruits of all time…

tangerine

the tangerine! I love when those boxes appear in my local grocery store. I always ponder if I should get one as they look like so much. but without fail we polish off a box in a few weeks. They become a go-to snack, a lunch box addition, and today, a topping for a fabulous filling breakfast! Tangerine Pecan Oatmeal

  • 1/2 cup Old Fashioned Oats (40g)
  • 6 oz of water (I like my oatmeal thick, add more if you don’t)
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 tsp raspberry extract (vanilla or almond would work too)
  • 1 tangerine or mandarine orange, peeled and separated into sections
  • 5 chopped pecans
  • Drizzle of honey (~1/4 tbsp)

Put the oatmeal, water and salt in a small pot. Cook over medium heat until all the water is absorbed. Remove from heat and mix in the raspberry extract.

Put the cooked oatmeal a bowl and top with the tangerine, pecans and honey. You can’t get any easier than that!

Tangerine Pecan Oatmeal 2

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 entire recipe
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
260 8g 6g old: 5 new: 7
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
7g 1g 43g 13g

See other recipes using: honey, oatmeal, pecans, tangerine


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    Jules

    November 21, 2010

    Good stuff mama!

    Kimberly

    November 21, 2010

    Oatmeal is turning out to be one of my favorite go-to meals. Keep the toppings ideas coming. This one looks yummy! I was thinking about making orange/cranberry oatmeal for dinner.

    Krista S.

    November 21, 2010

    My two sons can go through a box of those satsumas in a matter of 2-3 days. They also eat the tops-on organic carrots like there's no tomorrow! Great idea with the oatmeal. I'll have to pass this on to my oldest boy, the oatmeal fiend.

    Amanda

    November 22, 2010

    I love the tangerines that show up this time of year! The Cuties brand is actually grown here in my hometown!

    Janne

    November 22, 2010

    Someone already devoted (a part of) a blog to oatmeal and it's toppings: www.katheats.com/kaths-tribute-to-oatmeal!

    roni

    November 22, 2010

    I know Kath very well! We are blogging buddies. :)

    Leanne

    November 22, 2010

    I never would have thought to put oranges in oatmeal... I almost can't stand the thought of "ruining" a beautiful clementine with some oatmeal. I'm going to have to think long and hard about this one! :-P

    Kelly

    November 22, 2010

    :( I wanted to get a box of clemintine yesterday and Jon said no, because we had 4 fruit in the cart already, but they were giving out free samples of them and it was so tempting and tasty.... I should have bought them. Ive been doing oatmeal with a chai tea bag in the morning and adding in fruit toppings. Didn't think to do it with nuts! candied pecans would be good with some chai tea

    RhodeyGirl

    December 6, 2010

    I am always hesitant to pair fresh citrus fruit with... well, anything! Did you eat a piece of tangerine and then a bite of oatmeal, or would you combine both in one bite?!

    roni

    December 6, 2010

    I actually combined it. It was a fun mix of textures!