Orange oatmeal // Appelsingrød

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This is one of our favourite eats and to us it is the epitome of weekend; oatmeal. We never have time to cook it during the week, but in the weekends we sleep in and start our day with this lovely meal. Today we decided to try a new version and upgraded it with some orange syrup and zest. It adds a beautiful warm aromatic flavour to your oats and not to mention a wonderful colour.

Orange oatmeal
Makes 2 serves

The meal
Ingredients
1 dl oats
1/2 dl barley
1 dl milk
2-3 dl water
1 tsp seasalt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 apple
zest of one organic orange
15 almonds

How to
Combine oats, barley, milk and water in a pot. If you are using coarse oats you may want to let it soak for 15 minutes. Peel the orange and add almost all of it to the meal. Keep a few peels for serving. Juice the orange and start on the orange syrup (see below). Finely chop the apple into 3mm x 3 mm chunks and keep a few bigger pieces for serving. Add the small apple chunks to the meal together with seasalt and cinnamon. Slowly cook the meal for like 10 minutes or until tender. Stir occasionally. You may have to add more water during the process.

Orange syrup
Ingredients
Juice of one orange
1 tbsp apple-cider vinegar

How to
Add the orange juice and apple-cider vinegar to a pot and cook until reduced to a syrup. You will end up with approximately 1 tbsp syrup. If you reduce too much just add a little water.

Serving
Place the meal in to bowls. Apply the syrup on top and garnish with chopped almonds, the rest of the apple and orange.

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