In the Pits: Nectarine Oatmeal

In the Pits: Nectarine Oatmeal


It’s hard, spherical, and simply in the way.  What is it?  A nectarine pit.  But that solid lump can be put to good use for flavoring oatmeal.  Here’s my quick recipe for nectarine-flavored oatmeal.


Nectarine Oatmeal


  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 nectarine (or 1/2)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 tablespoon shredded coconut


  • Bring water to boil
  • Stir in oatmeal, vanilla, (up to) 1/2 of the nectarine, and the nectarine pit
  • Return to boil
  • Reduce heat to low and continue to cook until you are pleased with the consistency (approx. 5 minutes)
  • Transfer to bowl and remove pit
  • Top with remaining nectarine and coconut
  • Eat and enjoy!

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