No-Cook Lactose-Free Cinnamon and Honey Oats with Oranges

Prep time 5 mins | Cooking time 0 Mins | Serves 2


Don’t feel like cooking? Now you can start your day the right way with a wholesome bowl of oats that’s ready in minutes!


On a busy weekday I often find that it’s too hard to eat a substantial breakfast. It’s too cold to get out of bed before 6.30am. By the time I do persuade myself to emerge from the warm  blankets I need to get out or I’ll miss my train! I’m sure you’ve had these mornings too! I know it would be great to make a delicious bowl of warm and creamy luxurious vanilla bean porridge but most days there’s just no time. My solution lies in a simple recipe for raw blender oats that is ready in minutes. You can pretty much use any fruit you like but the banana definitely makes it extra creamy and is a great natural sweetener. Since it’s winter I’m making use of some gorgeous organic homegrown oranges which were a gift from a friend. They’re bursting with sweet juice and are high in Vitamin C which will surely help to avoid any colds this sniffle season.

What The Food? Almond and soy milk are great alternatives to dairy in this recipe. Or a lactose-free dairy milk like Liddells if you’re okay with cow’s milk but not good with lactose. I personally prefer the great nutty taste of almond milk and it is naturally sweet. Look for unsweetened organic milks for the healthiest options.

Smooth and creamy oats for breakfast anyone? Yum!


  • ½ cup instant oats
  • ½ cup almond or soy milk (or use lactose-free milk)
  • 1 ripe banana, sliced
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 orange


Slice the orange. Place the orange on a cutting board with the stem and navel ends facing outwards. Slice along the navel and stem end using a sharp small knife. Place the orange so it sits flat and cut along the pith in strips to remove the peel. When you have finished you can slice the orange lengthways.

Make the porridge. Place the oats, milk, banana, cinnamon and honey in a blender and blend for 30 seconds or until smooth.

Serve. Divide the porridge among two serving bowls and top with slices of orange. Sprinkle with a bit of cinnamon and serve.

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Happy Cooking and Keep Smiling,

Brendon 🙂



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  1. chefceaser says:

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