Comforting Cardamom Spiced Porridge

Nothing starts the day stronger than a warm bowl of flavoursome oats. Slow-release energy and proven to have many benefits, including helping with weight loss, lowering blood sugar levels and a reducing the risk of heart disease. With ingredients inspired by a Scandinavian baking cupboard, this porridge pairs perfectly with a black filter coffee. Top with fruit and seeds to add even more nutritional value to the first, most important meal of the day.

INGREDIENTSMETHOD
Ingredients:
  • 2/3 cup rolled oats
  • 2 cups water
  • Pinch of fine sea salt
  • 2 large Medjool dates, pitted and chopped
  • 2 drops of Cardamom Spice Drops
  • 8 drops of Vanilla Spice Drops
  • 1-2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup (more or less depending on sweet preference)

Topping:

  • 1/4 cup toasted hazelnuts, chopped
  • 1 apple, sliced
  • Pinch of cinnamon (optional)
  • Hemp seeds (optional)
  • Drizzle of almond milk (or milk of choice) for serving
  1. Bring the water and salt to a boil in a medium-sized saucepan.
  2. Add the oats and dates to the hot water, reduce the heat, cover and simmer. Stir occasionally for about 3 minutes.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the Cardamom Spice Drops, Vanilla Spice Drops and maple syrup. Taste test and adjust seasonings if need be.
  4. Add to serving bowl and top with hazelnuts, apple, hemp seeds, a drizzle of almond milk and a pinch of cinnamon.