Updated: Sep 9, 2020
Oatmeal is usually defined as a perfect breakfast! Due to how filling it is, the ease of cooking, high fiber content, it packs in some wonderful health perks. But let's be honest, plain oats are no fun without added flavors!
These cardamom flavored oats are my all-time favorite because it's inspired by some of my favorite Indian sweets, which are cardamom and pistachio based. Try it cold on hot days and hot on cold days, it's just amazingly delicious!
Even though oats are full of soluble fiber, which is heart-healthy, it could pack in the calories quickly. For this reason, keep the oats quantity 1 to 2 Tbsp per serving. It swells up to twice the volume, after absorbing water.
Boost up your breakfast with the omega-3 fats from chia and flaxseeds, next time maybe a tablespoon of hemp with almond flour for that extra serving of protein; possibilities are endless!
So let's jump to the recipe!
Gluten-free: check for 'gluten-free' label on rolled oat
Nut-free: skip nuts, use unsalted seeds
Vegan: use non-dairy milk instead
KETO-friendly: skip oats and raisins; add sunflower seeds and sweetener; use cream instead of milk
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 2 min
flaxseeds, 1 Tbsp
walnuts, 1 Tbsp
chia seeds, 1 Tbsp
hemp seeds, 1 Tbsp
cardamom seeds, 2-3
rolled oats, 1 Tbsp
raisins / dried cranberries/chopped dates, 1 Tbsp
unsalted pistachio, 1 Tbsp
unsweetened coconut flakes, 1 Tbsp
hot water to soak, around 3/4 cup
milk or almond milk, 1/2 c (optional)
sugar/jaggery/honey/agave OR sweetener (optional), 1-2 tsp
layer up the rolled oats, flax, hemp, chia seeds, raisins, freshly pounded cardamom seeds, shredded coconut with hot water in a jar. Leave it covered in the refrigerator overnight.
add 1/4 cup milk in the morning (optional), add all the nuts, slightly pounded. Warm it up or leave it cold, your choice.
a sprinkle of sugar (or agave/honey/crushed jaggery) or sweetener is optional.
You can even eat this on-the-go or bring it to work!
avoid soaking nuts overnight as they become very soggy
use freshly pounded cardamom for wonderful flavor as compared to store-bought cardamom powder.
Try the wholesome granola recipe if you are a oats fan like me:)
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Did you try this recipe? I would so much love to hear your variation of this, maybe your favorite from your childhood?