Oatmeal with Dried Figs & Cherries

Oatmeal with Dried Figs & Cherries

Creamy and delicious, oatmeal with cherries and dried figs is the perfect way to start any morning!

February’s Recipe Redux theme is “break out of breakfast boredom.” I can so relate to this! For years I’ve eaten the same breakfast, peanut butter on a toasted whole wheat pita. It was my very favorite meal of the day.  Easy and without any thought, it made me happy. And then one morning it happened. I woke up and just didn’t want it. My heart sank as I knew what this meant. I was back to either skipping breakfast (the horror!) because I couldn’t decide what to eat OR eating something different every day, depending on my mood. Smoothies are a go-to, but I prefer them for lunch. Eggs are great, but just not everyday. Pancakes, waffles and such? Just not happening. So what is left? Oatmeal.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup dry instant oats
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup frozen cherries, thawed
  • 3-4 dried figs, sliced in half
  • 1 tsp real maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla powder (or 1 tsp vanilla extract)
  • 2 Tbsp sliced almonds
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut milk (or any milk you prefer)
Read the whole recipe on Food Confidence