Quick Fall Oatmeal Topping: Roasted Fruit

If you're a fan of oatmeal and if you're anything like me, you look long and hard throughout the fall and winter months for toppings to keep you excited and inspired about your morning porridge. Toasted nuts, dried fruits, honey, nut butters, and dried coconut are all good places to start. And then, mid-season: the oatmeal doldrums can kick in. What to do?

Roasting seasonal fruit and stirring it into your next bowl of oats will surely change things a bit for you. This time of year, apples and pears are delicious to roast in the oven with a little honey, maple syrup, or a vanilla-bean mixture. We often think of them as more dessert fare, but they soften into porridge like a natural marriage. Here are a few quick recipes to get you started with roasted fruit and oats this season:

3 Recipes for Oatmeal with Roasted Fall Fruit:
Bruleed Oatmeal with Baked Apples - Williams Sonoma
Super Simple Roasted Apples Over Oatmeal - Recipes Remembered
Brown-Butter Toasted Oatmeal with Roasted Pears - Simple Bites

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(Image: Simple Bites)