I know it’s a silly small recipe with only one photo, but it’s blog-worthy because these fig oats are GOOD. They are the perfect consistency, slightly sweet from figs mashed right into the oatmeal, and absolutely dreamy due to the perfect amount of cinnamon and sticky sweetness. They are such a wholesome way to start the day, and one of my favorite things to use if I happen to be lucky enough to have an abundance of figs. I used green figs in this recipe, but black figs work just as well.
If you happen to find some during the short and precious fig season, please make these oats, they are so comforting that you won’t regret it!
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- 1 small pot or dutch oven
- 12 small figs halved
- 2 medjool dates chopped or torn
- 1 1/4 cup water
- 2/3 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon red miso paste
- Maple syrup optional, for drizzling
- Add eight figs, the dates and 1/4 cup water to a pot, reserving four figs for topping. Set the pot over medium heat and bring to a simmer.
- Stir and mash the figs and dates, allowing them to melt into a paste of sorts, around 3-4 minutes.
- Add in the oats and the remaining 1 cup of water. Stir to combine. Add the cinnamon let the oats simmer for 4-5 minutes, or until thickened.
- Stir in the miso paste, allowing it to melt into the thick and sweet oats. Remove the oats from the heat and let them cool for a minute or so before pouring into a bowl.
- Top with the remaining figs and a drizzle of maple syrup. Serve warm!