Even though Amsterdam has been blessed with lots of sunshine and blue sky during the last few days (I hope this won’t change now that I’ve said it), I feel that days are becoming shorter again and fall is just around the corner. I have already stocked up my supply of teas and candles, but above all, I’m looking forward to the days when there’s no single reason to ever leave the house because it’s too cold and rainy outside. This simple recipe for a nourishing oatmeal is just perfect for days like these and given the context, I would highly recommend a breakfast in bed.coconut oatmeal with caramelized figs and walnuts serves one really hungry person 200 ml coconut milk 50 g rolled oats a handful coconut flakes pinch of butter 2 tbsp brown sugar 1-2 fig 1 banana a handful of walnuts 1. Warm coconut milk in a pan over low heat, then add both the oats and the coconut flakes and let everything simmer. 2. In the meanwhile, melt the butter in another pan, cut the fig(s) into slices and dredge them in the sugar. 3. Now, roast them until they’re golden brown on both sides. 4. In the meanwhile, the oats should be really smooth and ready to enjoy. 5. Pour oatmeal in a bowl and top with banana slices, figs and walnut. I also added some greek yoghurt with honey, which went really well with the oats and made it even more creamy.