Orange and vanilla oats

We brought back a huge basket of oranges from our trip to Arunachal Pradesh, and these were some of the juiciest and sweetest ones I’ve ever had!

The area near Pasighat is abundant with orange farms and people sitting on roadsides selling their produce. If you are in that area, I highly recommend coming back with a big basket yourself.

As I had mentioned earlier, I am trying to diversify the way we have our breakfast oats. We made a savoury version two days ago and I have already mentioned my fondness for masala oats.

This time we combined the O’s and the result was wonderful!


Prep time: 5 mins | Cooking time 5 mins | Serves two people


  • 1 cup oats (any breakfast oats will do)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (please do not use the packeted juice for this recipe)
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar (and a little more if required)
  • Half a teaspoon of vanilla essence
  • A pinch of salt
  • Fresh orange slices and your choice of nuts & fruits for garnish


In a saucepan, combine the oats, water, orange juice and vanilla. Bring it up to heat and stir with a spatula to combine.

Once a few bubbles appear on the sides, stir in the brown sugar and salt. Cook on high heat for 2 minutes and keep stirring.

After the oats thicken and absorb all the water and juice, remove from heat.

Transfer to serving bowls, top with fresh orange slices and your choice of toppings. Try some dark chocolate shavings!

I also prepared some crispy fried eggs on the side.

For the eggs: In a small frying pan, add a tablespoon and a half of olive oil, and crack in five eggs without breaking the yolks. Add a pinch each of salt, garlic and ginger powders, peri-peri and freshly cracked pepper. Fry on high heat for 4-5 mins and then flip and cook on the other side for 2 minutes until it’s nice and crispy. Sprinkle fresh coriander on top.

Happy cooking!

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