Preparation Time
Serves 1, Prep time 15-18 minutes


  • 1/3 cup steel cut oats
  • 1 cup water
  • 1-2 dashes cardamom
  • 1 dash cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. pure maple syrup
  • 4 walnuts, broken into small pieces
  • optional: 2 chopped dried apricots




  1. Soak the oats for at least 5-10 minutes in advance (you can start this before you workout).
  2. Drain the oats.
  3. Combine the oats and water in a small pot and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce the heat to low and cook until the oats are tender, about 15-18 minutes, stirring constantly.
  5. Add the cinnamon and cardamom to the pot and stir well.
  6. Transfer the oats to a serving bowl. Let cool for 3-5 minutes.
  7. Top the oatmeal with the maple syrup and walnuts.
  8. Serve.