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Gluten Free Oatmeal with Caramelized Persimmons

gluten free oatmeal with carmelized persimmon

One of my favorite parks to play in when I was growing up had once been a ranch and had a few persimmon trees growing on the property.  We would just pick them right off the trees when we were playing there.  They are fabulous fresh, but caramelized? So delicious! (Of course, what isn’t delicious caramelized?) I recently picked up some beautiful Fuyu persimmons from Arnett Farms (one of my favorite stands at the Calabasas farmers market, just north of Los Angeles) for a delicious caramelized persimmon oatmeal breakfast.

gluten free oatmeal with carmelized persimmon

Slice up your persimmon and set aside.

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gluten free oatmeal with carmelized persimmon

Meanwhile get your oatmeal started… I used gluten free oats, but you can use regular rolled oats as well.

gluten free oatmeal with carmelized persimmon

Once that gets going, I throw the persimmon slices into the pan, add the balsamic vinegar and cinnamon, and caramelize for 3-4 minutes per side.  You want a nice darkened color to start forming. Remove from heat.

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gluten free oatmeal with carmelized persimmon

Finish off your oatmeal with some almond milk and cinnamon.  (I used vanilla almond milk and didn’t need to add any additional sweetener.  If you are using plain, unsweetened almond milk, you may want to add a touch of stevia or sweetener of your choice to taste.)

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I also added in a tablespoon of chia seeds.  Hemp seeds would be a nice addition, too… or nothing at all, since it’s delish as is.

gluten free oatmeal with carmelized persimmon

I think next time I might dice my persimmon, then caramelize and mix in with the oatmeal, so I get a piece in every bite.  There you have it: Gluten Free Oatmeal with Caramelized Persimmons. Let me know if you end up slicing or dicing. Either way, enjoy!

gluten free oatmeal with carmelized persimmon
recipe inspired from Mind Body Green

Gluten Free Oatmeal with Caramelized Persimmons

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

2 servings

Ingredients

    For the persimmons
  • 1 Fuyu persimmon
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tbs balsamic vinegar
  • For the oatmeal
  • 1 cup gluten free rolled oats (or regular is fine, too)
  • 2 cups water
  • 2/3 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tbs chia seeds (optional)
  • sweetener (optional)

Instructions

  1. Slice persimmon and set aside
  2. Add water and oats in a pot, cooking over medium heat for approx 15 minutes
  3. While oats are cooking, add coconut oil to a pan
  4. Add persimmon, balsamic vinegar, and cinnamon
  5. Cook 3-4 minutes per side, until the fruit starts to darken. Remove from heat
  6. Once oats finish cooking, add almond milk and cinnamon. (Chia seeds and sweetener can be added at this stage as well)
  7. Stir until thickened
  8. Add oatmeal to bowls and place fruit on top
  9. Serve immediately

Notes

I used vanilla almond milk and didn't need to add any sweetener.

http://farmtotablela.com/gluten-free-oatmeal-with-caramelized-persimmons/

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