It’s day 9 of Love Your Oatmeal Week – which I am renaming to “Love Your Oatmeal Celebration” – so I sound a little less crazy! I am however a little obsessed with oatmeal and I think it’s the continued success of all my crazy flavor ideas that’s keeping me motivated. I was actually excited for this morning to come when I went to bed last night. Not an easy feat on a work night!
If you don’t have orange flower water it’s fine to leave it out. It adds a very subtle sweet flavor and aroma. Before buying any, make sure it’s food grade, which most Middle Eastern stores carry. I was unable to find food grade at my local Whole Foods.
You can leave off the topping altogether or just use a teaspoon or two of your favorite nut. Depending on how sweet your figs are you may need to add a little sweetener if you make it that way.