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I was hit with the flu this week and did little of my usual eating, let alone cooking. One meal does shine through the haze, however – a nourishing bowl of oatmeal with Fuyu persimmon slices, memorable for the bit of freshness and sweetness they brought to an otherwise dreary period of canned soup. With their almost cinnamon-y flavor, persimmons are a natural complement to oats. A Flickr search for this perfect pairing brought up a recipe that's inspiring me to get back on my feet and into the kitchen this weekend.
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Sweet Beet and Green Bean's recipe for Persimmon Oat Muffins includes cardamom, cloves, and nutmeg. These lovely little treats are also vegan, and I might experiment with using maple sugar instead of brown sugar.

• Get the recipe: Persimmon Oat Muffins at Sweet Beet and Green Bean

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