Brown Sugar Roasted Figs Oatmeal
The fruit that I think of as the exotic ‘forbidden fruit’. In my mind, I can imagine lovers dropping figs into each other’s open, welcoming mouthes! Very erotic to say the least.
But that’s certainly not my reality!
Instead, I snatch up two more small baskets of fresh Black Mission figs when I know that I should only buy one! What am I going to do with all of these before I leave for Italy on Saturday and before these delicate-skinned little things spoil?
Well, serendipity is a wonderful phenomenon that I firmly believe in: when you’re thinking of something, than something related to that ‘thing’ will appear.
Suddenly today while thinking of my figs, a blog email post arrived in my in-box for “Brown Sugar Roasted Figs Oatmeal” from Joy the Baker
Is that perfect timing or WHAT?
First of all, I ADORE warm oatmeal with brown sugar at least three times a week. Originally intended to help bring my cholesterol down . . . of which I’ve successfully accomplished and then some! As a result, oatmeal with brown sugar is a weekly regime in my nutrition. Plus this recipe calls for almond milk which I have also happily adopted! My husband doesn’t drink milk (if you can believe that!) so the switch to almond milk had no impact on him whatsoever.
Brown Sugar Roasted Fig Oatmeal
- 8 ripe figs, cut in half
- drizzle of olive oil
- 3 Tbsps. brown sugar
- 1-1/3 cup old-fashioned oatmeal
- 1-1/2 cup almond milk, plus more for topping (you can also use regular cow or soy milk too)
- 3 Tbsp. brown sugar for topping
- Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Place oven rack in the upper third of the oven.
- Place the fig halves on a baking sheet and drizzle with the olive oil.
- Sprinkle the first 3 tablespoons of brown sugar on top of the figs.
- Place in the oven and roast until the figs are soft and bubbling, about 8 to 10 minutes.
- While the figs are roasting, prepare the oatmeal.
- In a medium saucepan, bring the required amount of water to a simmer.
- Add the oats and salt and stir.
- As the oats begin to absorb the water, add the almond milk.
- Cook and stir for about 5 minutes or until the oats are cooked through.
- Remove the oatmeal from the stove heat.
- Remove the roasted figs from the oven.
- To serve: place the oatmeal in bowls, top with more almond milk, roasted figs, and the additional brown sugar.
- Serve warm immediately.
My fig tree better get producing next year!
At least you have a fig tree, Pam! I’ve never seen one around this area!
this looks fantastic–believe it or not, i’ve never tried a fig! I must pick some up at the store and give them a whirl! anne
Whatever you do, Anne, just remember to use them immediately or they lose their sweetness and freshness. I think that the figs in Italy have to be sweeter than the ones that I buy, because they haven’t been that sweet lately. But worth a try!
Looks delish, I need to jump on the fig wagon.
It needs to be a tad bit sweeter for me, so if you jump on the fig wagon, keep it in mind that the sweetness of the figs will impact the results. So nice for you to stop by!
Way to make plain old oatmeal into an elegant breakfast!!! I bet you’re getting SO excited for your trip!!!
Yes, I think it does up breakfast a notch or two. Super easy which makes it even better, Liz! Excited AND nervous about the trip! Mom and Dad will be here tomorrow for the next few months with us. Always interesting times!
Oh my!!! I am still eating fresh figs, can you believe it? Love them!
Me too and I’m surprised that they are still available in the market!
what a wonderful gourmet breakfast!
It was really quite fast and simple, yet looks fancy!
This sounds like a sticky, yummy breakfast to me!!! What a nice sweet smell in the early morning.
You described this perfectly Rita, sticky and yummy. Thanks for your visit and sweet compliment!
Ciao Roz, grazie per le belle parole, fanastica la tua colozaione con i fichi. Un abbraccio, buona giornata Daniela.
Thanks for your thoughtful comment Daniela! I will be thinking of you when I am in Venice on Monday!
These fig halves hot right out of the oven look heavenly!
A royal breakfast!
Angie, I agree, but next time I am going to make an olive oil, brown sugar sauce on the side to drizzle more on top! MMMMM!
I LOVE oatmeal..after going 36yrs without because I used to to hate it. Now I collect and pin every oatmeal recipe I can get my hands on. This one looks heavenly! I will have to add figs to my shopping list. Yum!
Thanks for stopping by . . . I was like you, never eating oatmeal. But now, it’s a MUST-HAVE and so healthy for us!
I eat oatmeal with brown sugar frequently but never thought to add figs – and those figs look fantastic.
This was a first for me too, Linda, but I like oatmeal on the sweet side, so I’d add more brown sugar the next time.
That’s the most sophisticated oatmeal I’ve ever seen. Absolutely gorgeous Roz.
That’s a great description Sam! It was a little over the top thanks to “Joy the Baker” where it came from! I had nothing to do with it, but just make it on my own. Nice to chat with you!
I usually can’t stop myself from devouring a whole basket of figs in one sitting when I get them…but next time I’ll have to reserve some for this oatmeal! Amazing.
I’m the same way, Joanne! Thanks for stopping by! Hope you’re doing well!
The figs are delicious, great recipe!
Have a nice week end
Thank you Vittoria, you are always so kind! Have a wonderful weekend too!
Roasted figs! With oatmeal. Now you got me thinking. I saw the figs today at Traders Joe, will have tog o back tomorrow. My oatmeal will be a better looking one. I love the combination. Thanks for sharing.
So nice to meet you Mely! I’ve just gone over to your blog to visit and LOVE it! Now one of your followers of your wonderful cuisine!