Oats is an exciting ingredient and perfect for breakfast.
In my house, we start my mornings with oats, my kids loves to eat it , it’s super healthy and easy to make. The last week has been crazily busy with all the preparation of the festivals and grocery shopping.
There have been a lot of cooking good food and homemade sweets. After ending the famous festival called Diwali, a festival of lights with sweets.
I was craving for some tanginess , spices and yet some healthy breakfast. I knew exactly the taste I was craving for and looked for the ingredients in the house. Voila, I have a new recipe for breakfast. It’s a very simple recipe.
The flavour of the spices and fruits is so fresh and mesmerising , am definitely making it again. While composing the post, I can still remember the taste of the spiced tangy oats. My Skylander boy reaction was wooow mom, it tastes so good , you are the best mom..for me what could be the best way to start the mornings ..love it 🙂
It is a perfect treat for christmas breakfast , brunches or breakfast parties. This recipe will certainly leave an impression on your guests, what are the ingredients? How did she make it ? Would love to have this recipe…there is another recipe with oats which was a super hit among my readers Strawberry Bircher Muesli
For the recipe
I had prepared the cashew nut milk at home, a straight forward way to make it. Take some cashew nuts (quantity will be mentioned in the recipe below) , soak them in lukewarm water for 2 and half hrs. Water should only cover the cashew nuts , doesn’t require so much of water. After this process, churn it with milk (quantity of milk will be mentioned in the recipe below). The process of churning should take about 4-5 minutes.
I have used one of my favourite ingredient which is high in Omega fatty acids , vitamins, minerals , iron called Chai seeds . Use it a lot in my food and recipes. I shall make more recipes for chai seeds. I still have some left over soaked Chia seeds in my refrigerator. They are expensive to buy but worth eating healthy and use in the recipes.
Here is the recipe –
- 50 gm Cashew nuts , soaked
- 150 ml Milk
- 2 tablespoon Chia seeds
- Drizzle of Honey
- Some lukewarm water to cover the cashew nuts for soaking
- 20 gm Dates - chopped
- 50 gm Cranberries
- Half chopped - Any apple
- 1 inch Ginger - grated
- 1 Star anise
- Pinch of Cinnamon powder
- Pinch of grated Nutmeg powder
- Pinch of Turmeric powder
- 100 ml Water
- 2 cups Organic oats
- 250 ml water
- Drizzle of Maple syrup
- Chopped/ round shaped cut apples
- Pinch of cinnamon powder
Soak the cashew nuts in lukewarm water for 2 and half hours , after this , churn it with milk until the milk becomes creamy and all the cashew nuts are blended well into the milk. Prepare this a night before.
After the cashew nut milk is ready , add chia seeds and drizzle of honey. Mix well, put it in a container in the refrigerator.
Next day - Take a pan , add water + dates + cranberries + apple + ginger + star anise + cinnamon powder + nutmeg + turmeric powder. Cook it for 5 minutes , close the lid.
Blend it in the blender , don’t make a sauce , let the small pieces stay , it will add some texture. ( I had taken 1 tablespoon out, didn’t blend it), use it as a topping on the oats, see pictures above. Keep it aside. (Add little bit of lukewarm water to blend if ,its too dry)
Now make oats, pour water in a pan, let it get warm , put oats in it , stir it until it gets cooked , you will see the difference. When it is thick, close the stove.
Now it’s the time to blend all the prepared things -
Microwave the chia seeds for 30 seconds , it will not make the oats cold.
Now add chia seeds and prepared spicy mixture into the oats . Pour into your favourite bowl, drizzle some maple syrup , sprinkle the cinnamon powder , put the 1 table spoon of spicy mixture on top of the ready oats , add some apples on it and serve hot.
Maple syrup, cinnamon powder and apples could be added more depending on the taste.
It will keep you full for another 2 hours.
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