Arabian Morning Oatmeal


Adding flavors and ingredients is the best thing you can do with your morning oatmeal. My cousin suggested making oatmeal with nutmeg and chopped dates (mixed & cooked with it rather than added on top). I liked the idea and decided to go on and create a new flavored oatmeal. Then I thought about adding more flavors to it like cardamom, saffron and ground ginger.

Now talking about the name, when I decided to add the above flavors, this name directly came to my mind. Why? Well, cardamom is significantly used as a spice to flavor traditional sweets and beverages like Coffee and tea in the Middle East, and having a bowl of oatmeal full of rich aroma especially cardamom and the other flavors reminded me of drinking flavored Arabic coffee with a piece of Basbousa, so I thought of calling this dish “Arabian Morning Oatmeal”!

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Now you can unleash your tasting buds and try this delicious and tasty oatmeal 😀

Arabian Morning Oatmeal


  • two cups milk
  • one cup oats ( I use quick cooking Quaker Oats)
  • 1/8 tsp. of the following: Cardamom, Saffron, Ground Ginger, Cinnamon, Nutmeg.
  • 6 dates pitted and chopped
  • 2 tsps. Sweetener of your choice or you can skip it since the dates are sweet! (healthier choice)


  • Pour milk in a saucepan, add the chopped dates, Cardamom, Saffron, Ground Ginger, Cinnamon, Nutmeg and sweetener and bring to the boil.
  • Add oats and keep stirring till it thickens up
  • Remove from heat, transfer to a bowl and add your favorite toppings.

** this recipe makes 2 servings.

Enjoy your warm Morning Oatmeal ❤


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