Autumn is the return of warming, oil rich foods to nourish during the season which is known for its cooling and drying qualities. This oatmeal is filled with fall apples, dried fruits, and pecans with rich ghee and coconut. You could swap out the quick oats for steel cut oats or rolled oats, just be sure to add more more water.
2 cups water
1 cup quick rolled oats
4 dried figs, chopped
1/4 cup apples, chopped
1/8 cup dried cranberries
1/2 tsp sweet churna*
1/4 cup homemade almond date milk or milk of choice
1/8 cup pecans, chopped
1/4 cup coconut flakes
1-2 tsp maple syrup
1 tsp ghee or grass fed butter
1 tsp coconut oil
- Bring water to a boil, then add oats, figs, apples and sweet churna. Stir, turn down to a simmer and cook until desired consistency, about 3-5 minutes.
- Pour cooked oatmeal into a bowl and garnish
Makes one large serving or two small servings.
*Sweet Churna is an Ayurveda warming spice blend of cinnamon, cardamom, fennel, ginger and nutmeg that can be purchased at Puja Wellness in Madison, WI.