At the start of the day, sometime between 6am and 10am, our digestive fire (agni) is quite low, and it’s not easy for most bodies to digest a big breakfast. This is why it's best to eat an easily digestible meal that nourishes the body by giving it the fuel it needs, without overwhelming it. One of my favorites warms not only the body, but the senses as well.
- 1 cup steel cut oats
- 1 apple, diced
- 6 dried figs, diced
- 1 tablespoon ghee or Herb-Infused Ghee
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3 tablespoons almond slivers
- almond milk
- figs (optional)
Bring 3 1/2 cups of water to a boil in a medium pot. Add steel cut oats, reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 15- 20 minutes, or until oats are soft and chewy.
While oats are cooking, prepare apples and figs by dicing into small pieces. Add to a frying pan with ghee and cook over low heat, stirring regularly.
After about 5 minutes of cooking fruit, add cinnamon and almond slivers. Continue to cook until fruit is soft.
Once oats and fruit are both cooked, serve with a splash of almond milk and some fresh figs (if you please!)
Additional toppings to consider: chia seeds, shredded coconut, goji berries, dried mulberries, dried golden berries, bananas, pumpkin seeds, pecans, dried cranberries, pears.