Apricot Cardamom Oatmeal

Remember my angst against apricots?? How they are basically just wannabe peaches? Well, I have discovered one perk they have over peaches: they have a more powerful flavor than peaches, making them more enjoyable in oatmeal. Peaches tend to “disappear” when mixed into oatmeal, but apricots are still pretty in-your-face.

Apricot Cardamom Oatmeal - The Oatmeal Artist

As a result, I used apricots for this recipe even though I originally envisioned it with peaches. Of course, you could use either.

Apricot Cardamom Oatmeal by The Oatmeal Artist #vegan

Make sure to take it easy with the cardamom. A little goes a long way!

As for the apricots, I pulsed mine in my food processor until it was basically “shredded.” Apricots are harder than peaches, so they didn’t really “puree.” It was a lovely way to get the apricots into the smallest pieces possible. You know how I feel about chunks.

Apricot Cardamom Oatmeal

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Yield: serves 1

What you'll need:

  • 1 cup milk of choice, or water
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (I use Country Choice Organic)
  • 2 apricots, diced or pureed
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of ground cardamom
  • pinch of salt

How to make it:

  1. Bring milk (I use 1/2 c almond milk and 1/2 c water) to a boil, add oats, and reduce heat to medium. (If you’d like to add a teaspoon of flax or chia seeds, do so now.)
  2. Add apricot.
  3. Once more of the liquid has absorbed, add vanilla extract, cinnamon, cardamom, and salt. Stir.
  4. When you’re pleased with the consistency of the oatmeal, transfer to a bowl. Add a splash of your milk of choice and any other additional toppings (coconut, pomegranate, nuts, etc.).

Apricot Cardamom Oatmeal by The Oatmeal Artist

About Lauren Smith

Lauren is a herbivore, Slytherin, and connoisseur of oats. She is a former teacher who is currently studying to earn a master's degree in curriculum development. You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.

One Response to Apricot Cardamom Oatmeal

  1. Cathy says:

    I was quite sceptical about cardamon but I decided to give it a try… I was not disappointed! The oatmeal was delicious and next time I make it (and I’m sure I will!) I’ll be more generous with cardamon 🙂

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