This vegan Roasted Grape Oatmeal is a flavor-packed, sweet and savory breakfast (or brunch) that’s ready in 30 minutes.
Let’s chat about grapes. Yes, that’s right– those sweet little balls of juicy wonderfulness. Leave them alone– they’re the perfect snack. Pop them in the freezer, and they become refreshing sweet and sour icy bites. Let them ferment, and they turn into glorious, decadent wine. Recently, though– I’ve been grape-obsessed– and not with plain, frozen, OR fermented grapes. My current grape infatuation is with roasted grapes– grapes that have been heated in the oven until the juices sweeten and the grapes burst into a miraculously fabulous topping. This recipe for Roasted Grape Oatmeal is the perfect breakfast– hot, creamy oats topped with the flavor-packed grapes, all ready in about a half hour.
Making Roasted Grape Oatmeal
To make these tasty bowls of grape-filled deliciousness, start by roasting the grapes. Remove the grapes from their stems, toss them in olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and rosemary, and then lay them out on a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake them for 25-30 minutes, or until the skins begin to blister and soften.
While the grapes are roasting, prepare your oatmeal. I prefer steel cut oats,* which take about 25 minutes to cook on the stovetop. That means, yes– you guessed it– the grapes and oats will be finished at almost the exact same time! (Perfection isn’t always this easy, folks.) Stir the grapes, along with all of their juices, straight into your oats. Add a little sweetener (if you want to), and dig in to this hearty bowl of oaty goodness.
*If you prefer rolled oats, or that’s all you have in your cabinet, go right ahead and use them! Just make sure to follow the cooking directions on the rolled oats packaging instead of the steel cut directions in the recipe.
Roasted Grape Oatmeal
- 2 cups red grapes, taken off stem
- 1 TB balsamic vinegar* (see recipe notes)
- 1 TB olive oil
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 4 sprigs rosemary, taken off stem
- 1/2 cup steel cut oats
- 1 1/2 cups milk OR milk substitute OR water
Preheat oven to 425ºF. Line baking sheet with aluminum foil. Toss grapes in balsamic, olive oil, salt, and rosemary. Spread onto baking sheet in single layer, and bake 25-30 minutes, until grapes begin to blister and burst.
While grapes roast, bring milk to a simmer in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Then, lower heat to medium and add oats. Simmer oats for about 25 minutes, stirring often.
Divide oatmeal into 2 bowls and top with grapes.
*If you have any fruit-flavored balsamic vinegar (like fig or blackberry), this is a great time to use it!
*Calorie Information was calculated per serving using My Fitness Pal. Calorie calculations used 2% milk.