Ah, finally time for my summer vacation! After today I will be off work for 2 weeks and I can't wait! I actually like my job but everyone needs a break sometimes.
Today we are leaving for the north for a wedding and then a few days of hiking. Then we'll drive through Norway for a couple of days before returning home. And then we'll have one week to chill at home (i.e reading books, drinking tea). There hasn't been much downtime lately, so a vacation will be perfect right now.
Ok, so this oatmeal. It's warming (for those chilly mornings), sweet, spicy and filling. This isn't really a recipe but more of a description of how I like to cook my oats. First and foremost I almost always cook them with milk instead of water as this makes the oatmeal so much creamier. Sometimes (as I did here) I like to cook the oats with some fresh or dried fruit for some sweetness. And lots of cinnamon is a must. Enjoy!
Louisa's Awesome Oatmeal
1/2 cup (1 dl) rolled oats
1/2 tbsp chia seeds
1 cup (2 dl) milk of choice (I used oat there)
1/4 cup (1/2 dl) water
1 banana, cut into smallish pieces
pinch of vanilla bean powder
pinch of turmeric powder
pinch of cardamom powder
very generous pinch of cinnamon
1. Put everything in a small saucepan. Bring to the boil and let cook on low heat for a couple of minutes.
2. Serve with a shitload of berries and/or sliced fruit.