Filled with warm flavors of vanilla, cardamom, cinnamon, and maple, this oatmeal is a comforting breakfast perfect for a cold winter day.
Despite growing up with numerous Norwegian traditions and recipes, I’d never cooked or baked with cardamom until this recipe.
Ever since trying cardamom buns in Norway, I’ve been mulling over the idea of adding this warm spice to a bowl of oatmeal.
While peanut butter and Greek yogurt are usually my go-to oatmeal toppings, I didn’t want anything to overpower the cardamom flavor.
Instead, I went with sliced bananas for a little more sweetness and roasted, unsalted pistachios for nutty flavor and crunch.
However, because the spices are strong and savory, I think adding pomegranate seeds or blueberries would add a wonderful brightness to the dish.
If you have them, lingonberries or even lingonberry jam would be delicious as well!
What are your favorite winter oatmeal toppings? I’d love to hear them in the comments below!
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