Fig Walnut Honey Oatmeal

Creamy, dreamy, sweet, and outrageously delicious, this Fig Walnut Honey Oatmeal is a cross between a breakfast idea and a sweet dessert-like concoction.

Apple Season: To Be or Not To Be?

Hello everyone and happy Monday! (let’s disregard this headache I’ve been having since I woke up!) That being said, this is a good excuse to keep it REALLY short and sweet today. You know me – I cannot promise it short, but I can assure you this s going to be a very sweet recipe.

By the way, last week I shared, as promised, two apple recipes. If you missed them, these are Irish Cream Apple Crêpes and Apple Leather (Fruit Roll-Ups). Please document this fact! Can I now close the apple season and proceed with all the figs and wild mushrooms again? lol No worries, though. I still have at least one apple recipe to share with you. Specifically, it’s going to be an apple cheesecake. But for now, let me focus on something else.

I believe we all should focus on this luscious Fig Walnut Honey Oatmeal. In fact, this oatmeal was born first and let to the creation of these Fig Walnut Honey Crêpes. That’s how my inspiration works!

Fig Walnut Honey Oatmeal

Fig Walnut Honey Oatmeal is a truly delightful recipe with the sauce reminding me the flavours and textures of a baklava and Turkish delights. Plus, a little pinch of lavender, but this is totally optional. It works nicely, though.

After all, it’s all about a sticky buttery cinnamony nutty sauce. I know fresh figs are not available for some folks from the US; however do not be upset. This is a great recipe when you can utilize dried figs. Just get some good Turkish figs (they tend to be softer), soak them in some warm water or even alcohol (Boozy oatmeal – isn’t it a dream?), and then chop roughly. (The pieces are still going to be slightly chewy compared to fresh figs, so it’s better to chop them rather than just half or quarter.)

I hope I was able to convince you to give this Fig Walnut Honey Oatmeal a try. It’s a legit way to enjoy a dessert for your breakfast. And yes – I was finally able to keep it short and sweet. Good job, Ben (On both the recipe and post haha.)

Cheers for now.


Fig Walnut Honey Oatmeal

Recipe by Ben | HavocinthekitchenCourse: BreakfastDifficulty: Easy


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Creamy, dreamy, sweet, and outrageously delicious, this Fig Walnut Honey Oatmeal is a cross between a breakfast idea and a sweet dessert-like concoction.


  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (4-5 minutes cooking time)

  • 1 cup water

  • a pinch of salt, divided (for oatmeal and sauce)

  • 1 to 2 tbsp., of butter

  • 2 to 3 tbsp. of honey

  • 3-5 fresh figs, halved or quartered

  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped

  • a small pinch of cinnamon, cardamom, and nutmeg each (You can use Pumpkin Pie spice)

  • a small pinch of dried lavender buds (optional)


  • In a large pan combine the butter and honey over medium heat. let it cook for about 2 minutes to slightly thicken.
  • Add the walnuts, salt, and spices (and if using, lavender), and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the figs and cook, depending on their ripeness, for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they soft but still keeping their shape. Off heat.
  • In a small saucepan bring water with the salt to a boil. Add the oats and cook, stirring, for a minute at medium heat. Decrease heat and let the oatmeal simmer for 3-4 minutes or until ready – check info on the package. Off heat.
  • Fluff with a whisk for 10 seconds and serve with the fig sauce. Enjoy!


  • One large or two small servings

2 thoughts on “Fig Walnut Honey Oatmeal

  1. David @ Spiced says:

    Ooo – I like the new recipe plugin! I also like this recipe. I’ve been on an oatmeal kick for breakfasts lately, and I happen to have packets of oatmeal with dried dates and raisins. They are tiny, though. I’m thinking I need to make a legit bowl of oatmeal like you did here – this is perfect for the chilly mornings!
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