Fruit and Pistachio Oatmeal

Give yourself a new reason to rise and shine in the morning with this quick and easy oatmeal breakfast. Old-fashioned oats are garnished with a medley of fresh figs, colourful berries and crunchy pistachio nuts. Drizzle with honey for extra flavour.


Serves 8

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  • 7 cups water
  • ½ tsp (2.5ml) salt
  • 4 cups (1L) old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup (250ml) golden raisins
  • ½ tsp (2.5ml) pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp (1ml) nutmeg
  • ¼ cup (60ml) dark brown sugar, plus more, to taste
  • 2 cups (500ml) milk, divided
  • 1 cup (250ml) pistachios, coarsely chopped
  • ½ tsp (2.5ml) ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups (500ml) blueberries
  • 2 cups (500ml) raspberries
  • 8 pieces fresh figs, quartered


In a medium saucepan, bring the water and salt to a boil. Stir in the oats and raisins, reduce the heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, uncovered, for 5- 8 minutes.

When the oats are cooked remove pan from the heat and stir in the vanilla and nutmeg. Swirl in the brown sugar and place the oatmeal in serving bowls.

Pour ¼ cup (60ml) of milk on top of each bowl, top with nuts and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Garnish with berries and figs.