plain, steel-cut oats (bump up by 1 - 2 tbsp if needed)
whole milk (substitute with dairy free options to make it vegan; oat milk works best!)
Salt, to taste
In This Recipe
Prep the garnishing: Squeeze out the juice from one half of the blood orange and set it aside. Slice the other half into thick sections and chop off the rinds from each slice. Roughly chop the dates and the pistachios.
Cook the oatmeal.
Option 1: Add all Group A ingredients to a microwave-safe bowl, mix well, and cook for 2 - 3 minutes in increments of 30 seconds, stirring well after every increment.
Option 2: Boil the milk along with all the spices, vanilla, and salt. Stir in the oats and cook for 4 - 5 minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
Mix in half the blood orange juice with the cooked oatmeal. Transfer to a bowl and add the sliced blood orange, dates, and pistachios over it. Pour over the remaining juice and sprinkle the chia seeds on top.