Indian Spiced Oatmeal Recipe
My Indian Spiced Oatmeal is true comfort food & a great way to start any day! The variations to this dish are absolutely endless, so feel free to add your family’s favorite toppings & garnishes to this dish.
Now I actually used Bob’s Red Mill “5 Grain Rolled Cereal” which is made from a super healthy & nutritious combination of oats, rye, rolled whole wheat, flaxseed, barley and triticale (a hybrid product of wheat & rye). If you cant find this particular product, simply use whole rolled oats or even steel cut oats will work well but just don’t use the instant variety.
INDIAN SPICED OATMEAL
1 cup multi-grain rolled cereal (or whole rolled oats)
1 cup whole milk
1 cup water
2 tbsp golden raisins
¼ tsp ground cardamom powder
¼ tsp ground cinnamon powder
¼ tsp ground ginger
¼ tsp ground allspice powder
pinch of ground cloves
pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
2 tsp flax seeds, finely ground (optional)
pinch of salt
In a medium size saucepan on medium heat, combine the whole milk & water together. Next, add in the raisins along with the spices (ground cardamom powder, ground cinnamon powder, ground allspice powder, ground ginger,
ground cloves, nutmeg & salt). Stir well & bring the mixture to a gentle boil. Then stir in multigrain cereal (or rolled oats) along with the flax seeds & cook on low heat for about 10-12 minutes (follow your package directions) while stirring every so often. The oatmeal should be thick & creamy.
Serve in individual bowls & top with your favorite garnishes – enjoy immediately ☺.
Suggested toppings & garnishes: maple syrup, various honeys, brown sugar, jams/preserves, heavy cream or toasted almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, pecans, coconut flakes, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds/pepitas or raisins, cranberries, apricots, dates, granola, apples, bananas, berries…
Instead of milk, try almond milk (or vanilla almond milk). You can even add thin coconut milk for a delicious coconutty taste. This is a great substitute for vegans.
Feel free to add ½ tsp vanilla extract or your favorite flavor of extract.
You could also add a cup or so of canned pumpkin puree for a delicious & unique treat ☺.
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