Recipe: Fig Oatmeal

oatmeal, thanksgiving

Nothing represents Thanksgiving and the fall season better than the smell of pumpkin pie. I absolutely love the taste of pumpkin along with the warming spices of cinnamon, ginger, and allspice. It is so warm and cozy and always makes me long for the fall season even in the midst of summer. This recipe is one of my favorites by far. If you love pumpkin pie you are sure to love this oatmeal. It tastes like you are having a thick and warm slice of this sweet and satisfying dessert for breakfast! The pumpkin pairs so nicely with banana and fresh figs as it creates a mix of sweet flavors and a delightful creamy consistency. Although it tastes like a dessert, this recipe is another way to incorporate yet another vegetable into your diet starting at breakfast.

Recipe for pumpkin fig oats:


  • 1 cup oats
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed (optional)

Combine oats and water in a pot on the stove with cinnamon, ginger, allspice, and ground

flaxseed (if using). Stir well and let it cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes

Next, add pumpkin puree, molasses, and 1/2 mashed banana to the pot. Stir constantly until the oats have soaked up all of the liquid and they are fully cooked, then it is ready to serve.

This bowl is best topped with banana slices, fresh figs, and/or berries, hemp seeds, and pecans (or any kind of nut for a nice crunch factor)


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My name is Carlie McKibben. I am a 19 year old girl from Minnesota currently attending university. I created my Instagram account “plantifullynourished” originally to document my recovery from a period in my life when I struggled with having a healthy relationship with food. However, over the course of my recovery, I have developed a loving relationship with food and my body, along with a passion for veganism, health, and creating delicious recipes. I believe that diet is a huge aspect of wellbeing. Our health is our wealth and it is all about creating a healthy and balanced lifestyle. I especially love creating oatmeal recipes because oatmeal is by far my favorite food to have for breakfast. It is full of fiber, protein, carbohydrates, and it provides long lasting energy. There are so many variations of oatmeal you can create and it never gets boring!
Instagram: @plantifullynourished