Chai Oatmeal

For those who love Chai tea and warm spices, try this flavorful twist on your regular oatmeal!

1 1/2 cups milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon cardamom
1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
2 teaspoons honey
1/8 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
3/4 cup Highwood Crossing Organic Rolled Oat Flakes
2 tablespoons oat bran

Pour the milk into a medium sized saucepan. Add the salt and the spices, and whisk to blend them into the milk. Place the pan over medium heat. Just before the milk comes to a boil, lower the heat, and let the milk simmer, about 5 minutes. Stir in the vanilla and honey, and whisk until the honey dissolves.

Sprinkle in the oats and oat bran, and stir once or twice. Cover the pan, and leave it over low heat for about eight minutes, stirring occasionally. When the oatmeal has thickened to your liking, serve it hot, with a topping of chopped dried fruit or nuts.

Makes 2 servings.