Nutrition per serving may change if servings are adjusted.
1 cup water
Pinch of salt
½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
2 tablespoons part-skim ricotta cheese
2 tablespoons chopped dried figs
1 tablespoon toasted sliced almonds
2 teaspoons honey
Bring water and salt to a boil in a small saucepan. Stir in oats, reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and let stand 2 to 3 minutes. Top with ricotta, figs, almonds and honey.
Overnight oats variation: Combine ½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats with ½ cup water and a pinch of salt in a jar or bowl. Cover and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, add toppings. Eat cold or heat up. Makes about 1 cup.
Steel-cut oats variation: Bring 1 cup water and a pinch of salt to a boil in a small saucepan. Add ⅓ cup steel-cut oats, reduce heat to a bare simmer, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid is absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, 2 to 3 minutes. Add toppings. Makes about 1 cup.
People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use oats that are labeled “gluten-free,” as oats are often cross-contaminated with wheat and barley.
315 calories;8 g fat(2 g sat); 7 g fiber; 53 g carbohydrates; 10 g protein; 28 mcg folate; 10 mg cholesterol; 22 g sugars; 12 g added sugars; 121 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 138 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 186 mg sodium; 360 mg potassium
Carbohydrate Servings: 3½
Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fruit, 1 other carbohydrate, ½ medium-fat meat, ½ fat
Wonderful take on oatmeal. I try to do a different one each day from the many suggestions you have on Eating well. This is a great one too. Similar to an appetizer I do with fresh fig, ricotta honey and pistachio.
March 25, 2015
By: EatingWell User
This was a very nice surprise. Like canoli in a bowl! It's also very good with chopped prunes instead of the figs.
February 11, 2015
By: EatingWell User
Made fig & ricotta oatmeal this morning. It was delicious. The toasted sliced almonds add nice nutty flavor to it. Will make it again.