This Figs and Cream Cheese Oatmeal is super creamy, salty, and sweet. You just need 7 ingredients and 10 minutes. A warming breakfast for you.
In a large sauce pan over medium high heat bring oats and water/milk to a boil. Cook for about 5-7 minutes until it gets thicker. Whisk constantly. Remove from heat and stir in cream cheese, maple syrup, vanilla, and salt just until combined. Fold in figs. Serve immediately.
*First, cut off the straight end of the vanilla bean. Then place the tip of your sharp knife below the curled end and cut the vanilla bean through the middle of the bean lengthwise. Although you don't need to cut it all the way through, it's ok when you do so. Then open the vanilla bean and scrape out the flavorful seeds with the back of your knife. Then just use the seeds.