With stone fruit easily available in grocery stores, I love incorporating them into warm meals on cold days. Today I am happy to share with you one of my newest ways to eat oatmeal using nectarines that takes only five minutes to make. Best of all, this recipe is very easy and quick to prepare but feels almost too fancy to eat for a weekday breakfast… almost.
This Spiced Nectarine Topped Oatmeal recipe is perfect for cold autumn mornings. I use the microwave to cook the fruit along with some spices, orange juice, and a little sugar. This makes any ordinary bowl of oatmeal quite extraordinary and so much better than any oatmeal you could buy at the store or even a restaurant. It’s okay with me if you decide not to tell your children the added health benefits of eating oatmeal. Instead, let them believe you’re just spoiling them with an awesome way to start their day. Enjoy!
Recipe: Spiced Nectarine Topped Oatmeal
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ginger powder
- 1 nectarine, thinly sliced
- 3 tablespoons raisins
- 4 servings cooked plain oatmeal
- chopped nuts
- In a microwavable bowl, mix the orange juice, sugar, cinnamon, and ginger together. Add the nectarine and raisins. Cook in the microwave for 2-1/2 minutes. Spoon the nectarines and the sauce over four bowls of oatmeal which has already been prepared. Top each bowl of oatmeal off with a sprinkling of chopped nuts.
Preparation time: 2 minute(s)
Cooking time: 3 minute(s)
Number of servings (yield): 4