Wednesday, September 16, 2009

fig newton oats

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So the star of this morning’s brekkers came from something I’ve been slightly obsessed with lately:

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Trader Joe’s Mediterranean dried fruit mix. I’ve been actually grabbing individual elements of it (figs, apricots, or tart cherries) for various things rather than eating it as a trail mix. Today I went for the figgies.

I woke up this morning with kind of an upset tummy. I didn’t totally feel like eating anything, but I’d been planning this, and I made it, and then it was awesome and made me totally happy and really the act of stirring oatmeal I find very soothing and therapeutic.

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1/2 cup oats, 1/2 cup milk, 1/2 cup plus a few tablespoons water, and 2 finely chopped dried figs (I measured the oats, chopped the figs, and put them in a baggie last night- made this morning sooooooooo easy!)

The final result:

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Oh. Em. Gee. I’m as obsessed with peanut butter and banana oatmeal as the next girl, but this gives it a run for the money.

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The fig oats are sooooooooo sweet and sticky and soothing and filling, and the slivered almonds gave richness and crunch. Breakfast. of. champions!

4 comments:

Coco said...

wow!!! Those oats sound amazing. Figs are super nutrition and that bowl looks absolutely pefect!!! I think I'm going to go buy some right now so I can add them to my protein oats in the morning!

cookinfanatic said...

I love new oat combos! I'm a PB/naner girl myself but this week have been switchin' up a bit too - great idea w/ the figs :)

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

The fig oats sound delicious! I'll have to look for the Mediterranean dried fruit mix next time I'm at Trader Joe's.

outoftherabbithole said...

I bet this would be yummy with dates too. I can't quite decide which is better - dates or figs...