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.
- 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)