This Healthy Oats with Fig and Pumpkin Seeds recipe will satisfy your autumn cravings.
On top of the comfort this recipe brings, it also has health benefits. Oats help lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels. Figs are packed with calcium and potassium while pumpkin seeds are high in magnesium.
The crunch of the pumpkin seeds and the sweetness of the fig complements the creamy texture of the oats. These flavor combinations will revitalize your morning and give you the energy to start the day.
For meal planning, we suggest using rolled oats instead of quick oats. Don’t cook them! Instead, make a batch of overnight oats using any dairy-free milk of choice. Store in the fridge and just grab as you go!
Healthy Oats with Fig & Pumpkin Seeds
- Can be served hot or cold. If you want hot, then mix oats with hot water, then let cool for 5 minutes before adding other ingredients. For cold, skip the water and simply mix oats with other ingredients.
- Mix oats, ricotta (or plain yogurt), and a healthy dab of organic local honey.
- Top with pumpkin seeds (or almonds, we use our food processor to crush a jar of almonds and keep it in the fridge for ease of use) and chopped figs (some prefer chopped dates).
- Some like adding other fruits (pears and oranges) to the mix.
- I have not tried this, but for those who are keto, paleo, Atkins, or whole30, you can substitute oatmeal with 4 ingredients- Ground flax, chia seeds, unsweetened shredded coconut and a keto-friendly granulated sweetener of choice. I found this recipe here.
- To make kid-friendlier, I suggest chopped yogurt, dates, crushed almonds, and a teaspoon of honey (two if the yogurt is too tart).
- For Fatty Liver Meal Plan, modify: use plain no-fat Greek yogurt
- For Low Histamine Meal Plan, modify: use fresh figs and omit oranges. Instead of using yogurt, cook or soak the oats with dairy-free milk or replace them with coconut yogurt.