Warm Spiced Oatmeal

 

A delicious, grounding way to start your day.

Prep Time: 5 minutes, plus cooking time for oatmeal to reach desired consistency

Serves: 2


1 cup of oatmeal

2 cups of water

1/4  teaspoon cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

1/8 teaspoon pippali (a long pepper)

1/8 teaspoon of black pepper

1 tablespoon of ghee (or coconut oil)

1/2 to 1 inch of fresh ginger. grated

1/4 cup dried coconut flakes

One or two dried dates, chopped

Honey or maple syrup to taste

Salt, to taste


Add oatmeal and water to a medium sauce pan. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to simmer. Cook until desired consistency is reached.

In a small cast iron skillet, dry roast the dried spices on a medium flame until the aroma of the spices becomes strong. Add ghee. Add grated fresh ginger and coconut flakes. Sauté until warm and bubbly.

Pour the ghee and spice mixture over the oatmeal. Add the chopped dates, salt and honey or maple syrup.

Variations: Be creative with adding additional spices like cardamom, clove, etc. Experiment with alternate grains such as quinoa, barley, buckwheat or cream of wheat.


Belinda Baer

301-683-8815

Takoma Park, MD 20912

belinda@wisewomanayurveda.com