I am always been asked for innovative and healthy breakfast ideas. Oats are consumed daily in my home. They are full of fibre, iron and fill you up so you can last a few hours without hunger pangs. There are many ways to cook oats and this is just one of them. If you like eastern flavours such as cardamom and saffron then this should be an option for you. Cardamoms and saffron also have a lot of benefits which i shall add at the end of the recipe.
This recipe serves 1
1 cup of milk of your choice, can be normal, skimmed, semi, lactose free, dairy free or soya/almond/rice milk
1 teaspoon sugar or to taste
4 strands of Nitu Didi Saffron
1 green cardamom, pounded or a pinch of ground cardamom powder
nuts of your choice
1-2 tablespoons of oats
Heat the milk with the saffron and the cardamom on medium heat and when it starts to get little bubbles on the side , just add the oats. Cook the oats with the milk for about five minutes (this also depends on the quality of the oats, some oats take more time) and when they are nice and soft you can add sugar, honey, sweetener to taste. Remove onto a bowl, garnish with nuts and get a healthy start to your mornings with this easy to make breakfast!
NITU DIDI TIP: This gets thicker as it keeps,so do bear this in mind. It can be made with water instead of milk too!
To read about the goodness of saffron click here
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Note: Make sure that the cooked oats does not get sticky.Use the right measurement of water and milk.
Leslie…thank you for your tip 🙂