Prep 6 mins
Cook 0 mins
This is an adaptation of a recipe that was published in our local paper. My daughter and I like it so much I have made a large batch of the spice mix to simplify our breakfast routine. Anyone who likes Indian food will probably enjoy this for a change.
- 3⁄4 cup large flake oatmeal
- 1⁄8 teaspoon turmeric (original recipe called for 1/4 tsp....you decide)
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt (1/4 tsp. in original)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground allspice (original recipe called for ground cloves)
- 1 pinch nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon honey (I omit, but my daughter adds 1 package of Equal after cooking for sweetness)
- 1 1⁄2 cups milk
- sometimes i add finely diced dried fruit, like apricots (optional) or cranberries (optional) or raisins (optional) or sometimes i add toasted chopped walnuts (optional) or almonds, after cooking depending on my mood and what is on hand (optional)
- Combine oatmeal and flavourings in a deep, microwave safe bowl.
- Add milk and stir to combine.
- Cook on high power for 2 minutes, then stir.
- Continue cooking and stirring at one minute intervals until the oatmeal is as thick as you like.
- Top with favourite toppings. I like plain yogurt and a touch of maple syrup.
Beautiful blend of flavors. I think the honey is key to tying in the spices. Used ground cloves and extra cinnamon and nutmeg instead of allspice. I think dried apples or raisins may be in order next time I make this yummy breakfast!
This was interesting! I have been experimenting with Chai spices, though I don't drink tea. I used cloves instead of the allspice, and went easy on the tumeric. I also added dried apples. I liked the blend of spices and will make a double batch next time.