Persimmon, Cardamom, and Pistachio Oatmeal [Guest Post]

Hi there! If we haven’t met yet, my name is Kelsey, aka @amindfulvegan on Instagram. When Lauren said she was going to take a little bit of time off, I offered to help keep the oatmeal content coming with a guest post. I can’t say this is as exciting as Christine’s oatmeal packet pancakes, but it’s still pretty tasty.

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This recipe features one of my favorite fruits: persimmons. Their season is painfully short, but persimmons are so delicious. They pair well with a lot of flavors: you can get fancy with matcha oatcakes with maple persimmon compote or keep it super simple with persimmon cinnamon-raisin oats (both Lauren’s recipes, of course).

Today’s recipe is more on the “simple” side of things; it almost makes the “five ingredients or less” tag. Cardamom and pistachios still make this easy breakfast feel fancy, and might help you mix up your usual oatmeal routine.

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P.S. if you live in the US, Trader Joe’s is the cheapest place for persimmons. Just saying 😉

Persimmon, Cardamom, and Pistachio Oatmeal [Guest Post by Kelsey]

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Yield: serves 1

What you'll need:

  • 1 cup milk of choice, or water
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 persimmon (Fuyu works best, they’re shaped like little pumpkins)
  • 1/4 tsp. cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • pinch of salt
  • A handful of chopped pistachios
  • A generous drizzle of honey, or maple syrup

How to make it:

  1. Chop your persimmon into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Bring your milk or water to a boil, add oats, salt, and your chopped persimmon and reduce to a simmer.
  3. When the oats has absorbed most of the liquid, add in your cardamom and vanilla.
  4. When you’re pleased with the consistency of your oats, transfer them to a bowl. Top with chopped pistachios, more persimmon, if desired, and any additional toppings you’d like (raisins are also amazing in this). Drizzle with honey right before serving.
http://www.theoatmealartist.com/persimmon-cardamom-and-pistachio-oatmeal-guest-post/

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.

3 Responses to Persimmon, Cardamom, and Pistachio Oatmeal [Guest Post]

  1. I love persimmons too, and I have all these ingredients in my kitchen already! I must say I’ve never thought to slice a persimmon that way before. It looks beautiful!

  2. Kelsey says:

    Thanks for putting all of those links in (:

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