The biggest ice storm in 10 years (or so they say) struck St. Louis on Friday. Everyone, including myself, retreated into his or her home. I think it’s safe to say that I have cabin fever. I spent this morning wandering around my backyard taking a picture of frozen tree branches.
I also made cardamom rose water oatmeal. I’ve been *slightly* obsessed with cardamom and rose water lately (see: kheer) and I thought the flavors would work well in oatmeal. I wasn’t wrong.
I added some maple syrup for sweetness and topped the oatmeal with pistachios and blackberries. I also sprinkled on some more cardamom because you can never have too much cardamom. Except when you do.
Anyway. I would highly recommend this oatmeal for a cold, icy winter morning when you’ve been stuck inside for more than 24 hours. I would also recommend this listening track. It will help reduce your cabin fever and remind you that summer will come again.
Cardamom Rose Water Oatmeal (from me, to you)
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 cup almond milk
2 tbsp of maple syrup
pinch of sea salt
1/4 tsp cardamom
1/4 tsp rose water
blackberries and chopped pistachios for topping
Combine the rolled oats and almond milk in a medium saucepan and cook on high until the mixture starts to boil. Reduce the heat and cook the oatmeal on medium until it’s thick and creamy. Remove from heat and stir in the maple syrup, sea salt, cardamom and rose water. Top with a sprinkling of cardamom, blackberries and pistachios. Enjoy!