Nutty Cinnamon Oatmeal (Healthy Ramadan 2015)

 

Oatmeal has slowly evolved from being one of my most detested foods to being one of my favorites. 
It’s so versatile, I can make it sweet or savory. Today, for another healthy Ramadan recipe to try out, I’m sharing a quick and sweet cinnamon oatmeal recipe. Oatmeal is probably the best food for suhoor because it keeps you full longer due to its soluble fiber.

 

You can change up the ingredients based on what you prefer. I use whole milk as a base because it’s more nutritious, but you can substitute soy, almond, or whatever milk you like. The original recipe calls for brown sugar, which is basically refined sugar + molasses. So instead, I use raw honey and stir it in at the very end. (Shoutout to my husband’s awesome parents for sending us this amazing raw clover honey!) Honey (raw honey in particular) is processed by our bodies so much better than refined sugar, and it is a highly, highly beneficial food to add to our diets. 
 

 

Special spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and a little vanilla make this so delicious and warming. I also love adding chopped nuts like sliced almonds and walnuts at the very end for a crunch and for healthy fats. I cook my oatmeal until all the liquid is absorbed, then pour it into a bowl with some cold milk, like a cereal. Or porridge. It’s just the perfect bowl of oatmeal. 
 

Nutty Cinnamon Oatmeal

Yield: 1 serving, easily double or triples

Nutty Cinnamon Oatmeal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup quick cooking rolled oats
  • 1 cup + 1/4 cup milk of your choice 
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • Pinch of allspice powder
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp raw honey or sweetener of your choice
  • Almonds and walnuts

Instructions

  1. Place the oats and  1 cup cooking liquid (milk) in a pot and bring to boil on medium heat.
  2. Lower heat to medium low, cooking for another 2-3 minutes until the liquid has mostly absorbed.
  3. Stir in the cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and vanilla extract. 
  4. Wait for the oatmeal to cool slightly before stirring in the raw honey. Never stir in honey when the liquid is hot, otherwise it will destroy beneficial properties. 
  5. Sprinkle oatmeal with chopped nuts and (this part is optional) stir in some cold milk. Serve with dates for a filling breakfast meal. 

Notes

If you do not want to cook the oatmeal in milk, then cook 1/2 cup oats in 1 cup filtered water. Then pour in about 1/2 cup milk afterwards and warm it on stovetop. Add the spices, honey, and nuts after warmed up. 

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Check back tomorrow for another healthy recipe, Baked Falafel Burgers! 

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