Winter Spice Oatmeal

This oatmeal is the epitome of a winter breakfast. Comforting, warm, filling and delicious, I've been on an oatmeal binge since I first made it. It's super easy and fast, but still so satisfying. Looking forward to this breakfast definitely helps me get out of bed for early morning study sessions. 

This oatmeal is really simple as long as you have the spices (if you don't, I recommend Bulk Barn- tons of selection, super cheap). If you want to make it gluten free, buy oats made in a wheat-free facility. I like Only Oats brand. 

Oats have amazing health benefits too. They can prevent blood glucose from spiking which means no crash after eating (bonus!). They're also known to help lower cholesterol levels, and are high in fibre which is great for your digestion! 

One of my favourite things is music: listening to a song or artist that suits my mood can turn my whole day around. That's why I'll be posting a song I'm currently listening to and loving at the end of each post: I'll pick songs that go with the recipe. For example, I love chill tunes at breakfast so you can bet I've got Ziggy Alberts on Spotify while I'm making this oatmeal. 

Ziggy Alberts- Simple Things (The Ocean Song) 


1 cup rolled oats
2 ½ cups water
3 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp turmeric
½ tsp vanilla
¼ tsp ginger
¼ tsp nutmeg
pinch of cardamom
pinch of salt
optional- 1 tbsp honey


Over a stovetop, bring oats and water to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, add the spices and salt. Cook until the oats have absorbed all the water. Add honey if you like sweeter oatmeal. Top with Greek yogurt or almond milk, sliced bananas, almond butter and a sprinkle of cinnamon for maximum deliciousness. Serves 2. 

Disclaimer: Information can be empowering, but we all have unique health profiles and needs. Health-related information contained in this post is intended to be general in nature and should not be used as a substitute for a visit with a Naturopathic Doctor. The advice is intended to offer only a general basis for individuals to discuss their medical condition with their health care provider.  Always consult your licensed Naturopathic Physician.