Fig Oatmeal

Oatmeal is one of those foods you can do so much with as it is very versatile. In this recipe you can try figs which will make your oatmeal even more delightful, there is also the option to try other fruits and nuts to your own requirements.

Fig Oatmeal

3.6 from 8 votes
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes

Oatmeal is a wonderful base that can be customized with various fruits and nuts to suit personal preferences.

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups almond milk

  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats

  • 8 figs, quartered

  • 4 tablespoons honey

  • 4 tablespoons almonds, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons blueberries

  • 2 tablespoons sliced strawberries

Directions

  • Place oats and almond milk in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  • Reduce the heat to low and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Stir frequently.
  • Pour the mixture into serving bowls.
  • Add figs and honey in a non-stick skillet. Cook and stir for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Top oatmeal with figs, chopped almonds, blueberries, and strawberries.

Notes

  • You can combine honey and maple syrup for more flavor.
  • Replace almonds with other types of nuts like walnuts, hazelnuts, or cashews.
  • Add more fruit to taste.

For this recipe, I decided to incorporate figs to add a touch of sweetness and texture to the oatmeal. However, you can experiment with different fruits and nuts based on your own requirements and taste preferences. The versatility of oatmeal allows you to get creative and tailor it to your liking.

To make the oatmeal, I started by cooking the oats according to the package instructions. I usually prefer to use rolled oats as they provide a hearty and satisfying texture.

While the oats were cooking, I prepared the figs by washing and slicing them into small pieces. I find that fresh figs work wonderfully in this recipe, but you can also use dried figs if that’s what you have on hand.

Once the oats were cooked to a creamy consistency, I added the sliced figs to the pot. The heat from the oats gently softened the figs, releasing their natural sweetness and enhancing the overall flavor of the oatmeal.

To add an extra touch of indulgence, I sprinkled a handful of chopped nuts on top. Almonds, walnuts, or pecans are all excellent options that provide a delightful crunch and additional nutritional value.

I stirred everything together until the figs were evenly distributed throughout the oatmeal and the nuts were well incorporated.

Finally, I transferred the oatmeal to a bowl and garnished it with a drizzle of honey or maple syrup for a hint of extra sweetness, if desired. A sprinkle of cinnamon or a dash of vanilla extract can also elevate the flavor profile.

The result was a warm and comforting bowl of oatmeal with a delightful burst of sweetness from the figs. The combination of creamy oats, tender figs, and crunchy nuts created a satisfying and nourishing breakfast experience.

This recipe offers endless possibilities for customization, allowing you to adapt it to your taste preferences and dietary needs. Whether you prefer to add different fruits, nuts, or even spices, oatmeal serves as a versatile canvas for creating a delicious and nutritious breakfast.

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