I’ve always admired persimmons, it mellow orange color and shape. They have their own unique flavor characteristics- a sweet cinnamony flavor that I look forward to when they’re in season.
This delicious baked persimmon and grape oatmeal recipe came about on a whim, as I had a couple of these amber hued fruits lying around and a batch of grapes in the refrigerator. So it was born this persimmon & grape baked oatmeal!
The baked grapes ended up being the star in this recipe, baking up warm and juicy. I would add a few extra next time. The persimmons add their own special flare and are soft and flavorful. I also used a vanilla bean as I ran out of vanilla extract which was a nice touch and treat. If you have one on hand give it a try!
The combination of ingredients is delicious, although it sounds strange. It’s full of flavor, texture and not to mention your home will smell wonderful as it bakes. This persimmon and grape baked oatmeal is so easy to put together and is well the worth the short wait!
How To Make Persimmon & Grape Baked Oatmeal
Simply mix your ingredients in an oven safe baking dish (shown above) and place in the oven for 35 – 40 minutes. Once done (shown below), you’ll have yourself a creamy baked oatmeal bursting with juicy flavors and great texture. It’s seriously easy and delicious!
More Oatmeal Inspiration
Oatmeal is accessible, inexpensive and versatile, take a look at these other recipes using oatmeal in some way or another. You just may find a new favorite oatmeal recipe!
- Chunky Apple-Cinnamon Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies
- Baked Apple + Banana Oatmeal
- Cranberry Pistachio Oatmeal Energy Bites
- Healthy Bowl Of Cinnamon Oatmeal
- Vegan Blueberry Banana Oat Bread
PERSIMMON & GRAPE BAKED OATMEAL
Persimmons, red grapes, vanilla and cinnamon pair well in this flavorful baked oatmeal!
- Prep Time: 10 min
- Cook Time: 35 min
- Total Time: 45 minutes
- Yield: Serves 2 - 4 1x
- Category: Breakfast, Oatmeal
- Cuisine: Vegan
- 1 fuyu persimmon, peeled and diced
- 1 cup red grapes (use your favorite color grapes)
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts, optional
- pinch mineral salt
- 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
- 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise and seeds scraped or 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
In a medium sized or 8×8 baking dish, combine the oatmeal, cinnamon, cardamom and salt. Add in milk, syrup and vanilla, mix well. Add in persimmon, grapes and nuts, mix again. Bake in oven on middle rack or 35 – 40 minutes.
Serve warm with a splash or two of non-dairy milk over top. If you didn’t bake with the nuts in you may like to add a few over top before eating.
Serves 4 or 2 generously.
Sub in fresh cranberries for the grapes. Try using diced apples of choice in place of the persimmon. Use more of either of the fruits if you like.
You can see that I have changed the method. The new method will use less dishes and comes out just as good! I’ve found that there is no need to grease the baking dish. Enjoy the simpler version or use this old one if you prefer.