Adapted from Health, October 2002
Rolled oats simmered in sweet, spice-infused milk make an exquisite breakfast cereal. Oat bran not only boosts the fiber, it also makes the oatmeal creamy and thick.
|1 1/2 cups 2% or whole milk (Organic Valley Dairy)|
|1/4 teaspoon salt (Hain Sea Salt)|
|1/4 teaspoon ground coriander|
|1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom|
|1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon (Frontier)|
|1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric (Simply Organic)|
|2 teaspoons honey, plus more to taste (NOW Organic Maple Syrup* may be substituted)|
|1/8 teaspoon NOW Organic Vanilla Extract*|
|3/4 cup NOW Rolled Oats*|
|2 tablespoons NOW Oat Bran*|
*NOW ingredients available at your local health food store
Combine the milk, salt, and spices in a small saucepan, and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Simmer 5 minutes, stirring constantly; add the honey, vanilla (if desired), oats, and bran (if desired), and stir until combined. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the oatmeal is thick and creamy. Serve hot with additional honey to taste.
Makes 2 servings
Nutritional information: 248 calories, 6g Fat (3g Sat. Fat, 2g Mono, 1g Poly) 12g Protein, 5g Fiber, 14mg Cholesterol, 2mg Iron, 387mg Sodium