Fig Oatmeal with Greek Yogurt and Granola

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  • This breakfast is my current obsession. And truth be told, I’ve had it for lunch on a recent occasion too. Fig season is sooooo short, I just can’t bring myself to let these beauties go to waste! fig cinnamon oatmeal

    I have always LOVED breakfast, and I just don’t think we can be friends if you don’t share that same love for the most important meal of the day. Wait a second, my husband doesn’t eat breakfast. And he’s my favorite person ever. Ugh, there goes that theory. HOW?? How can you even function for the first several hours of your day if you don’t fill your belly with deliciousness before you head out the door?! I literally can’t even.

    Mmmmm Speaking of deliciousness. I can practically smell the sweet cinnamon fig oatmeal through the screen.fig-oatmeal-and-yogurt-and-granola

    This recipe is so simple, I’m almost embarrassed to call it a “recipe.” But isn’t that how breakfast should be? Uncomplicated? So here goes. I cook oats and cinnamon with either water or almond milk, in the microwave {I can feel you judging me!!!}, and about halfway through the cooking time, I add some chopped figs and stir, and continue cooking. Notice I do NOT add any sugar, brown sugar or honey, but you totally can. I really think the cooked figs add enough sweetness, plus the yogurt and the fresh figs add more sweetness. Are you with me so far? Good. Then I top the oatmeal with fresh chopped figs, a few spoonfuls of vanilla Greek yogurt, granola, and another sprinkle of cinnamon.

    I mean, serve me that with 3 cups of coffee and I’ll be your best friend for ever and ever. Amen.gluten-free-fig-recipe

    As far as the granola goes, I have several recipes that you could try, {here, here, here, or here} or just grab some from that store. No judgement.

    Fig Oatmeal with Greek Yogurt and Granola

    Ingredients

    • 1/2 C old fashioned oats {gluten free if necessary}
    • 3/4 C water or unsweetened vanilla almond milk*
    • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
    • 2 fresh figs, stem removed and chopped
    • 1-2 fresh figs, stems removed and chopped or quartered for topping
    • 1/2 C vanilla Greek Yogurt {I like Dannon, light and fit}
    • 1/4 to 1/2 C granola or nut mix
    • Ground cinnamon for topping

    Instructions

    1. In a microwave safe bowl add oats, water or milk, and cinnamon and cook for one minute. Add chopped figs, stir and cook for another minute or so, watching closely so it doesn't boil over.
    2. *Add more water or milk a little at a time here if desired. The figs will add some liquid as they cook.
    3. Top with extra figs, Greek yogurt, granola and sprinkle with cinnamon.
    http://www.cookincowgirl.com/2016/09/fig-oatmeal-with-greek-yogurt-and-granola/

    I just love this clean eating recipe so much. Healthy carbs, healthy fats, protein and fiber packed breakfast with antioxidants and flavor daaaaaayz? This breakfast is where it’s at.

    Looking for other fig recipes? Try these beautiful fig flowers with goat cheese and toasted walnuts. YES!!! This lovely grilled salad with chicken and figs is to DIE for. In a good way. Need an impressive appetizer? These fig crostini with honey are sure to impress. And if you’re up for a challenge, this homemade fig and prosciutto grilled PiZzA is totally worth it!