Berry and Fig Oatmeal

For all of my fig lovers out there (and there appears to be a large herd of you), this recipe comes as both a gift and an apology. Although this may rock your world and taste divine, I must share with you that this will be my final fig recipe until next year.Take a deep breath. You will survive this.


I’ve enjoyed working with figs and getting to know them, but fig season is escaping us. Actually, I can’t tell you exactly what months fig season runs, but something tells me figs have a short season. It just seems like one of those fruits.

Also, those suckers were expensive. I mean, not like mango or pomegranate expensive, but much more expensive than, say, apples or oranges, of which I buy plenty for that exact reason. I splurged on two packages of these, made all the recipes I came up with for them, and now I’m ready to move on.


So my next question is…what other ingredients would you like to see more of on the Oatmeal Artist? Is there a particular fruit you think I’ve overlooked thus far? A certain nut that hasn’t gotten proper treatment? A spice that I’m skimping on? Let me know! I love the challenge of incorporating new flavors.

Berry and Fig Oatmeal

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Yield: serves 1

What you'll need:

  • 1 cup milk of choice, or water
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (I use Country Choice Organic)
  • 4 (or more) black figs, stems removed
  • 4 (or more) fresh strawberries, hulled
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • walnuts or pecans, for topping (optional)

How to make it:

  1. Bring milk (I use 1/2 c almond milk and 1/2 c water) to a boil, add oats, and reduce heat to medium. (If you'd like to add flax or chia seeds, do so now.)
  2. After adding oats, dice two of the figs and two of the strawberries into the oats and stir.
  3. Once more of the liquid has absorbed, add vanilla extract, cinnamon, and salt. Stir.
  4. When you're pleased with the consistency of the oatmeal, transfer to a bowl. Slice the remaining figs and strawberries into quarters for the toppings. Finish by adding a splash of your milk of choice and a handful of chopped walnuts or pecans.


About Lauren Smith

Lauren is a herbivore, Slytherin, and connoisseur of oats. She is a former teacher who is currently studying to earn a master's degree in curriculum development. You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.

8 Responses to Berry and Fig Oatmeal

  1. Anonymous says:

    I love your page !
    I’d really like to get some autumn themed recipes ! 😀
    I ran out of ideas and I’ve already tried almost everyone …..

  2. Anonymous says:

    Such a great blog! 🙂

    How about cashews? or hazelnuts! 🙂 melons? there seem to be a ton of them around these days.

  3. Irene says:

    I agree on the Fall recipes ideas! Sweet or savoury squash oatmeal, chestnut cream oatmeal (yes please!!), caramel, dulce de leche, etc… 🙂 Also spices such as nutmeg and cloves…It goes on and on 😉

  4. Melissa says:

    I know their season is also coming to an end, but plums are pretty great! I made myself some cinnamon banana plum oats a little while ago and they were DELICIOUS, but I’d love to get your take on some plum oatmeal recipes, too.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I adore ALL of your dessert-inspired recipes! I definitely would not mind at all if you made more of those… 😀

  6. Anonymous says:

    I like persimmons…I would love to see a recipe using them. I also agree with Irene…Carmel!
    Emily J.

  7. Anonymous says:

    More savory ones!

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