Oatmeal in a bowl with a handle, topped with sliced red apple.

Ayurvedic Oats

Ayurvedic cooking has always been something I've found fascinating, but it wasn't until I received a book on it that I began to practice it more often. This oatmeal focuses on traditional Ayurvedic principles with warming spices, natural sweeteners, and the addition of "healthy" fat (traditionally ghee) which are all great to balance my dominant Vata. What's your dosha? Find out here.

Serves 1. Print it Here

½ tsp. Coconut Oil
½ Cup Rolled Oats
½ Cup Water
½ Cup Nut Milk
Pinch of Sea Salt
1/16 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
A Pinch of Nutmeg
A Pinch of Garam Masala
⅛ tsp. Orange Zest
1 Medjool Date, Chopped

Ground Flax
Chopped Dates or Dried Cranberries
Nut Milk

  1. Heat a small pot to medium and add the coconut oil. Once the oil is warm, add the oats and stir until they become fragrant. It will smell a little like popcorn. Next add the milk, water, salt, spices, zest, and dates. Simmer this mixture for 5-7 minutes, stirring often, until the oats are cooked through.Serve with more milk and plenty of garnish.

Nordic Oats with Maca Caramel

I've always wanted to go to the all-oatmeal cafe, Grod, in Copenhagen. It's there that I first saw the idea of adding caramel to oatmeal. Amazing!!! While this is not a true caramel sauce, the consistency and flavour is uncanny. You may want to make extra caramel sauce to eat with a mid day apple snack, it's so highly addictive.

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⅔ Cup Oats
⅔ Cup Water
⅔ Cup Nut Milk (I used Cashew)
A Pinch Sea Salt
⅛ teaspoon Cardamom
⅛ teaspoon Cinnamon
2 Tbsp. Raisins

Apple Slices
Pomegranate Seeds
Ground Flax
Almond or Pumpkin Seeds
Maca Caramel

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a pot and bring the mixture to a boil. Once it boils, turn it down and let simmer for 5-7 minute, stirring often, or until the oats are cooked.Divide the oatmeal between two bowls and garnish with ground flax, almonds, berries or pomegranates, and apple slices. Finally, drizzle the oats with the caramel sauce and serve with milk.

Maca Caramel

2 Tbsp. Cashew Butter (or Almond Butter)
2 Tbsp. Maple Syrup
Splash Vanilla
1 tsp. Maca Powder
Water as needed

  1. In a medium bowl combine the nut butter, maple syrup, vanilla, and maca. With a little whisk, stir to combine. Add a tiny bit of water a drop at a time until a pourable mixture is achieved. The final product will be super shiny and silky smooth.

Creamy Turmeric Oats

We can't have a post without an 'it' ingredient and since I'm pretty sure I've used up my tahini quota for the year, I might as well share these surprisingly tasty Turmeric oats. To be honest, you'll hardly notice the earthy flavour of the spice because you'll be more into the creaminess of these oats. It's amazing how the addition of just a little nut butter makes them extra luxurious.

Serves 1. Print it Here
½ Cup Oats
1 Cup Water (or half nut milk, half water)
1 tsp. Cashew Butter (or almond butter)
1 tsp. Maple Syrup
⅛ tsp. Ground Turmeric
A Pinch of Sea Salt
A Pinch of Ginger
A tiny Pinch of Black Pepper

Fresh or Frozen Berries

  1. Combine oats, water, cashew butter, maple syrup, spices and salt in a small pot. Bring the oatmeal to a simmer and let cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring often, until soft. Serve with more milk and fruit.


  1. Sophie! Each one of these looks absolutely wonderful. The only problem I'm having it deciding which one to make first! Sending you all the cozy vibes. xx Jess

    1. Awe, you're too sweet, Jessica!! You can't go wrong, they're all super tasty (especially that caramel tho!!)

  2. You've created such a dreamy breakfast situation, lady. Particularly intrigued by that maca caramel (!!!!!) and those turmeric oats. Ordering that Ayurvedic book NOW. <3

  3. I love these different combinations! As someone who eats oats every. single. morning. I am always looking for new inspirations. I love the cozy vibes going on in your photos 🙂

    1. Awe, shucks! Thanks, Maya! I'm glad I could bring you some inspiration! Also, I'm so happy you like my cozy little home <3 xox Sophie

  4. All of these sound delightful but I'm especially into the maca caramel (must make now!) and these golden oats. I've been really into Ayurveda for awhile now, I just find it so fascinating. These pics just have such a bright yet cozy vibe, I love it all!

    1. Thank you so much, Christine! I'm so pleased to hear you like the post. The maca caramel is good stuff for real. I've nearly gone through a whole jar of cashew butter making it. Enjoy, friend!

  5. Oh yes! These all sound like amazingly delicious and healthy ways to start off the day. I have to say the first one really caught my eye though, YUM!

    1. Isn't oatmeal the best! I find it so comforting on my stomach in the morning. I'm so happy you like the posts! The fist photo is the Nordic oats, and probably my favourite one too 🙂

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