Berry Fig Steel Cut Oatmeal
Last night I dreamt I was a forest fairy. In my dream I was eating oatmeal, but calling it by it’s Spanish name ‘Avena’. I sometimes dream in Spanglish, and slide between my two languages at fluent speed. For some reason there were many windmills all around turning in a hypnotic swirl, perhaps churring butter or grinding wheat. This forest was wild in shades of green, purple, blue and overgrown with twigs and berries. I found comfort amongst my fairy friends as we picked our fruit for breakfast and made big bowls of AVENA with spoons in our hair, deep in a beautiful forest.
I woke up and didn’t want the feeling or dream to end. The fantasy was too magical to allow the light of day put to put a stop to it. I craved those berries and figs that laced my avena from my dream state life. Berry Fig Steel Cut Oatmeal is exactly what you need this morning for breakfast to carry you from your dreams into a fantastic day!
Ingredients for Berry Fig Steel Cut Oatmeal:
- 4 – cups water
- cinnamon stick
- 1 – cup steel cut oatmeal
- 1 – teaspoon vanilla
- 2 – tablespoons brown sugar
- figs (sliced)
- pomegranate seeds
- almond windmill cookies (optional)
- In a pot over a medium flame add water, and a cinnamon stick. Bring water to a rolling boil.
- Add in oatmeal and give it a good stir. Bring mixture to a boil, which will allow mixture to thicken.
- Once oatmeal is boiling lower the flame to a simmer. Simmer for 30 minutes.
- Remove pot from flame, and set to the side.
- Serve hot in a bowl and garnish with brown sugar, figs, blueberries, blackberries, pomegranate seeds, and almond windmill cookies for a little extra crunch.