Pumpkin Pie Persimmon Breakfast Bowl (Raw Vegan) (GF)

Do you ever have a meal that just takes you back in time with fond memories or a certain warm feeling? I know I do, and I think of them as “comfort foods”. They make you feel good bringing you back to a happy place that you associate with that food. One in particular for me is oatmeal. It makes me think of many different things. It brings me back to my childhood when my mom would be in her robe cooking it for me, I think of sitting around the table in my Nonna’s (grandma’s) kitchen as she’d eat it often. I also think of a chilly fall leisurely morning enjoying breakfast as a family.

Pumpkin Pie Persimmon Breakfast Bowl

Pumpkin Pie Persimmon Breakfast Bowl

So, when I began the raw food diet I found myself missing oatmeal. But, after just taking a spoonful of it, I realized it no longer tasted good to me but it was the moment I was missing, the feeling it gave me. For a minute there I was beginning to feel like I was missing out, that I was deprived of my comfort foods. As if I could never have that feeling back. Isn’t it odd how attached we can be to food? But it’s something very real.

Pumpkin Pie Persimmon Breakfast Bowl

I started replacing oatmeal with what I call “fruit oatmeal” like this persimmon oatmeal and I absolutely adore them! They’re hearty, filling and totally fill that craving of oatmeal. They’re so versatile too, you can change up the spices and nuts, add extra fruit or seeds, even some fresh made coconut or nut milk to make it more of a cereal and it’s just the best! Not to mention it’s ridiculously easy to make. There’s not a lot of chopping or cutting, which can be especially challenging for you if your fibromyalgia affects your hands.

Pumpkin Pie Persimmon Breakfast Bowl

In case you’re not familiar with persimmons, it’s simply one of the best fruit out there. There are two varieties so for this recipe please make sure it’s the Fuyu not the hachiya. The Fuyu are more like apples, in that they’re eaten crunchy. The hachiya’s are eaten when they’re super gooey, totally different but also wonderful..just not for this recipe.

Let’s talk health benefits for fibromyalgia. These jewels are a rich source of fiber which is so important for digestion. They’re also loaded with anti-oxidants giving them wonderful anti-inflammatory benefits. These anti-oxidants also help eradicate free radicals helping to combat disease, and slow the aging process. They help eliminate harmful substances from the body through the detoxification process. So needless to say they’re a wonderful fibro fighter food

Pumpkin Pie Persimmon Breakfast Bowl

Here’s the recipe, enjoy!

Servings 1

Recipe:

5 Fuyu persimmons, chopped (tops removed)

1/3 cup pecans, soaked 6+ hours in filtered water then drained, rinsed and pat dry

Handful dried mulberries

1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

1/8 teaspoon turmeric

(optional) 5 dried apple rings

Place above ingredients in a food processor and pulse blend until it becomes a coarse mix. Scoop out into a bowl and top with more dried mulberries. (Optional) sprinkle coconut sugar on top, it adds a nice carmel-ly rich flavor.

4 Comments

  1. Tiasha on December 7, 2015 at 12:52 am

    Wow, Christine. It looks absolutely amazing. I never was a fan of oatmeal but I will definitely try this.
    I recently made a raw vegan grain-free porridge, because my bf was craving it so much. The recipe is on my website. I used apples, bananas, cinnamon and raisins.
    It’s so wonderful what we can create with the world’s best foods. No need to feel deprived. Ever. 🙂

    • Christine on December 7, 2015 at 4:54 pm

      Thank you Tiasha!I’d love to know how it comes out for you. Compliments on your blog it’s very nice!I love seeing others creations of raw foods, it’s so beautiful to see the creativity. We definitely enjoy an abundance, don’t we! Nice connecting with you here and keep up the good work.
      Glow on, Xo

  2. Robyn McCarthy on December 16, 2015 at 7:13 am

    Sounds great-can’t wait to try it, but I think here in northern VT I can only get one kind of persimmons. I am not sure which kind I bought. I thought it was the juicy kind, so I waited for it to get soft, but it never really did, so I guess it was the other kind. Why does this recipe call for Fuyu persimmons? Just wondering. Love your website by the way!

    • Christine on December 16, 2015 at 9:59 am

      HI Robyn,
      That’s a good question, I probably should’ve explained that better in the post. The reason is because of the texture. With this recipe, being a fruit oatmeal, it calls for a firm crunchy texture to be able to process it into oatmeal like pieces. If it was the other gel-like persimmon it would just turn into a pudding like consistency. If you don’t have the Fuyu’s there you can always substitute it with other firm fruit like pear or apple and it would be really good to. Hope you get a chance to try it! Xo

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