Oats with Stewed Fruit and Spiced Almonds

A healthy start to a Brunch, or suitable on its own, for any weekday breakfast. Most of the preparation can be done the day before.


Dried fruit (day before)

  • 250g mixed dried fruit
  • 1 cup (250ml) boiling water

Oats (day before)

  • 1 cup (250ml) rolled oats
  • 1 cup (250ml) apple juice


  • 1T (15ml) canola oil
  • 100g raw almonds, skin on and roughly chopped
  • 1t (5ml) cinnamon
  • ½ t (2,5ml) ginger
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 T (15ml) sugar (optional)
  • 500ml double cream yoghurt

Snip the dried fruit into more manageable bites. Pour water over and simmer for 10 minutes until just tender.

Pour into a glass or ceramic bowl, cover and refrigerate overnight.

Measure the oats into a bowl, add the apple juice and stir to mix. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Heat the canola oil, briefly stir fry the almonds, add the spices and sugar if using, and shake until just aromatic. Store in a glass jar at room temperature.

**To serve:**

Dish stewed fruit into a bowl. Top with a spoonful or two of oats, then yoghurt and finally a sprinkling of spiced nuts.

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