I’m going to be honest with you about something. I’ve been eating oatmeal my whole life, but it was always from a packet. You know, the kind you pour into a bowl and then fill the packet with water and then microwave? It wasn’t until I was in my 30s that I realized it’s probably not that hard to make. Not only is it the simplest thing to make, but it tastes better! And this Fig & Walnut Oatmeal is as good as it gets.
To make oatmeal from scratch, you just need oats and liquid. You can use water to cook the oats and then add milk when they’re finished. But I prefer to cook the oats with a combination of milk and water. This makes the oatmeal super creamy and flavorful. Then you can add whatever fruits and nuts you prefer for even more flavor.
Pour the oats and liquids into a small saucepan and cook over medium-high heat until most of the liquid has dissolved and the oatmeal is thick and soft.
To prepare the figs, cut the top stem off, then slice the fig in half from top to bottom. Now, make three more slices per side, so that you end up with 6 slices. Now cut those slices in half or thirds so you have bite-sized pieces of fig.
Top the oatmeal with a tablespoon of brown sugar, fig pieces and chopped walnuts.
Fig & Walnut OatmealCourse: BreakfastDifficulty: Easy
Calories calculated using whole milk.
Oats 1/2 cup
Milk 1/2 cup
Water 1/2 cup
Brown Sugar 1 Tbsp
Walnuts, chopped 2 Tbsp
Fig, diced 1
- In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, stir together oats, milk and water.
- Bring to a boil, then continue cooking and stirring until the liquid evaporates and the oat mixture thickens.
- Remove from heat and pour into bowl.
- Top with brown sugar, walnuts and figs.
- Any kind of milk will work for this recipe, including milk alternatives.