|Recipe in partnership with Bob’s Red Mill|
I am a firm believe in having a small amount of decadence in my life. I try to eat healthy 90% of the time but the other 10% of the time is reserved for rich meals, croissants, and sweet treats. I lived a chunk of my life afraid of those items but I’m so glad they’ve found their way back into my diet. I consider this citrus curd in the 10%. Most of the time I eat my oatmeal with fresh fruit but in the middle of winter, when I want something bright, I reach for this curd. My favorite is lemon but this citrus curd is a mix of blood orange, lemon, and lime. Just enough tartness from the lemon and beautiful color from the blood orange.Print
- 1 recipe for Curd
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 2 blood oranges
- 2 lemons
- 1 lime
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1 1/2 cups whole milk
- 1 cup Bob’s Red Mill Steel Cut Oats
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- Almond slices, toasted
- Prepare curd according to directions the night before. Use maple syrup in place of honey and the citrus for the citrus juice. Store in an airtight container and cool overnight.
- In the morning, combine milk and water in a pot. Bring to a simmer, add oats and salt, reduce heat, cover, and cook for roughly 15 minutes (add/subtract time as desired for consistency). Remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes.
- To serve, divide the oats into two bowls, add a few tablespoons of curd, and sprinkle with toasted almonds.
Recipe for curd from Cookie and Kate.
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Steel Cut Oatmeal/Citrus Curd
I’m no stranger to pairing my breakfast with curd but the curd is such a wonderful compliment to the creaminess of the steel cut oats. I also love that I can make a big batch of curd to eat throughout the week.
Citrus: I never make curd the same way twice (unless it’s lemon, I make a lot of lemon curd). Experiment with a different array of citrus: grapefruit, Meyer lemon, lime, and any variety of oranges are a good place to start.
Vegan: Obviously the recipe above is pretty far from vegan. If you’re looking to make a vegan citrus curd, start here.
Make-ahead: If you want oats quicker in the morning, you can make steel cut oats overnight.