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Winter Spiced Oatmeal with Roasted Fruit on a white tablecloth with black stripes.

Winter Spiced Oatmeal with Roasted Fruit

  • Author: Veronika | thehealthfulideas
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Cooking
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


This spiced oatmeal is the perfect breakfast for a chilli winter morning. Delicious, comfroting, and hearty.



Roasted Fruit*:

  • 1 apple
  • 1 pear
  • 2 plums
  • 1/4 cup raw walnuts
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • a sprinkle of each: cinnamon, allspice, cloves, ginger, cardamom**
  • 4-5 pieces of whole star anise (or sprinkle ground star anise if you have it)


  • 2 cups plant-based milk (I used hazelnut)
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp blood orange extract (optional; or swap for 1/2 tsp natural orange flavour or a 1/4 cup of freshly squeezed orange juice)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup or honey (optional)

Optional toppings:

  • Coconut yogurt (I used coconut kefir)
  • A spoonful of nut/seed butter of choice (I used almond)


Roasted Fruit:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350F (175C).
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the cut up fruit on it.
  3. Drizzle with the maple syrup and toss to evenly cover.
  4. Sprinkle on the spices and toss.
  5. Place in the oven and roast for 20-25 mins or until tender and golden. Don't stir or flip the fruit to avoid turning it into mush.
  6. Take out of the oven and enjoy immediately.


  1. Bring milk to a boil in a small saucepan. Add the oats and the vanilla extract, and stir.
  2. Lower the heat and simmer, stirring often, for about 10 mins, or until the oats soak up the liquid. Add more milk as needed.
  3. Add the blood orange extract, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, maple syrup, and stir to combine.
  4. Serve in bowls topped with the roasted fruits and extra toppings of choice.


* You can use any fruits you have on hand here; another great fall/winter options would be: persimmon, orange, tangerine, quince. Also great with fresh pomegranate seeds sprinkled on top.

**No measurements here, I went a bit heavier on cinnamon here than the rest of the spices but it's really up to you and your preference.

Keywords: winter, spiced, oatmeal, roasted, fruits, holidays