Do you ever have the problem where you buy beautiful fresh ingredients, but are so overwhelmed by all the wonderful things you can do with them, that you have trouble doing anything at all? I do. These figs were a prime example. After Shan and I made a few recipes with them, we still had some purple figs left. As we contemplated all the beautiful recipes we could try, they sat there, slowly going bad. Determined not to waste any, I settled on doing something simple. A nice hearty oatmeal with fresh figs. It’s not a showstopper, but it’s a breakfast I would eat again and again. Thanks to their jam-like texture, figs make a wonderful breakfast fruit that I could see spread on toast, added to yogurt, or in this case, folded into warm oatmeal.
- 1 cup almond milk
- ½ cup old fashioned oats
- 4 fresh figs
- A handful of almonds
- Pinch of salt
- In a small pot, bring almond milk to a boil, then add oats and 2 chopped figs.
- Simmer 7-10, until almond milk is absorbed and oats are tender.
- Stir in a handful of chopped almonds.
- Serve, drizzling with honey, topping with fresh fig segments, and a pinch of salt.
While this particular recipe uses fresh figs, dry figs would also work great, stirred into the oats while they are cooking.