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Fig and Mascarpone Oat Porridge

Skipping your morning breakfasts because porridge sounds boring? Well, not anymore! Jazz up your morning by preparing this deliciously creamy and dreamy Fig and Mascarpone Oat Porridge! A recipe with oats, autumn fruit Figs, nuts, herbs and mascarpone, a well-balanced breakfast that will help you keep full and energised until the lunchtime.

Fig mascarpone and oat porridge a warming and delicious breakfast, topped with roasted figs, mascarpone cheese and pistachio nuts.

In our family, we prefer having seasonal veg and fruit, when they are in the season and abundantly available. Currently, our markets and shops are filled with figs, fresh and tender, just how we like.   We adore figs, they appear for a very short season so while they are in the market, they come in our home too. We eat raw, we bake them, we marinate them. Add them in the yoghurt bowl, in the salad or eat it with Mascarpone as a dessert.

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Fig mascarpone and oat porridge a warming and delicious breakfast, topped with roasted figs, mascarpone cheese and pistachio nuts.

When your fridge is full of figs, you try to stretch your imagination and the next day wake up a little early and prepare this perfect autumn breakfast, a creamy tasting porridge, topped with roasted figs and rosemary and pistachio.

If you are looking for a comforting, nutritious and filling breakfast recipe, you are on the right page.


Basically, porridge is healthy, filling and cooked hot breakfast dish that is prepared with any grains such as Oats, corn or even rice. It is thick and creamy and can be cooked with milk or just water too or half milk and half water. Once it comes to dressing the porridge, it is extremely personal. Autumn and the winter is the best time to enjoy porridge when mornings are still dark outside and the rain is lashing the windows, and you want to warm up your inner soul too.


It depends on your personal choice, Rolled oats, Steel Cut oats, jumbo or Instant. Only the difference will be in cooking time and texture.  Rolled and Jumbo oats give really chunky texture, Stell cut oats are creamy, delicious with little of bite in it, whereas instants give very smooth and creamy texture and require less cooking time.


Here you are spoilt for choice, literally anything to everything, it just depends on your mood and availability of ingredients. Usually, most of the people like to top it up their porridge with a sweetener such as sugar, honey, agave or maple syrup, but you can jazz up your porridge with so many different other ingredients such as fresh fruit, frozen fruit, fruit compote or roasted fruit. Also add delicious nutty crunch by topping it up with seeds and nuts, or nut butter. Nowadays cacao nibs have become a favourite topping too.


The title says all, surely main ingredients are Fresh figs, Mascarpone cheese and oats. Once you got these ingredients to look out for some dark sugar, cinnamon powder, fresh rosemary and sliced pistachios. Oh yes and milk. It can be dairy milk, vegan choose alternative and use raw sugar and are all set for a wholesome breakfast


Some say it’s not suitable for vegetarians and vegan, other say it’s completely okay to eat figs if you are vegetarian or vegan. Read both sides of the debate on google and what you feel is right 🙂

Fig mascarpone and oat porridge a warming and delicious breakfast, topped with roasted figs, mascarpone cheese and pistachio nuts.
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Breakfast, winter breakfast
Yield: 3 servingsAuthor: Hayley DhanechaPin it

Fig and Mascarpone Oat Porridge

A warming and delicious breakfast, topped with roasted figs, mascarpone cheese and pistachio nuts.
prep time: 3 minscook time: 10 minstotal time: 13 mins


120 g rolled oats
500-550 ml milk
3 TBSP mascarpone cheese
Pinch salt
6 fresh figs
Big pinch dark brown sugar
Pinch cinnamon powder
Few  rosemary sprigs
Pistachio slivers


Preheat the gas mark oven to gas mark 6.
Wash, pat dry and cut figs into four halves.
Place them on a baking tray with rosemary sprigs, sprinkle sugar and cinnamon powder.
Place it in the preheated oven and bake for 5-7 minutes.
Meanwhile, prepare porridge by heating milk in a pan.
Once the milk starts boiling add oats and cook for 4-5 minutes, until nice and thick. ( stirring continuously)
Remove from the heat, and stir in mascarpone cheese, serve into a serving bowl.
Topped with roasted figs, sprinkle pistachio slivers and juice of the roasted figs.
Enjoy while it’s hot.
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Sri mallya

Wednesday 17th of October 2018

Lovely pics and what a creative combination. I have never tried anything like this before. Pinned. I will try this soon.YUMMY!


Monday 15th of October 2018

Mmm, mascarpone in porridge isn't something I've ever tried but it sounds absolutely incredible. I'm absolutely certainly going to try this as soon as I can.


Monday 15th of October 2018

I love everything about this recipe!!! The figs, the mascarpone, cinnamon, pistachios... all amazing by themselves and then so delicious together as a dish -YUM!


Monday 15th of October 2018

This porridge looks so rich a creamy! I planted fig trees this year, so hoping next year I'll be able to make this! Thanks!


Sunday 14th of October 2018

What a wonderful way to dress up porridge! I love fresh figs - rarely found them when I lived in the Northeast, but now that I've moves South maybe I'll be lucky? So I never have tried using them like this... hmmm...