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Indian Spiced Oatmeal (or a healthy version of Kheer)

My oatmeal tasted almost exactly like Kheer, but it’s filling, healthy and balanced – the perfect breakfast. It tastes like it’s bad for you, but it’s actually really good for you!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 1 bowl of oatmeal
Calories: 343.2kcal



  • Cook the oats with the water in the microwave for 2 minutes. Stir, and cook again in the microwave for 1-2 minutes more until all the water is absorbed and the oats have a very creamy texture. Depending on your microwave, you might have to cook them for longer for them to become soft.
  • Stir in the saffron, flax seed, and almonds. The heat of the oatmeal will help melt the saffron until it’s fully combined.
  • Add the rest of the spices (salt, cardamom, nutmeg, stevia) and stir to combine.
  • Stir in the milk until the oatmeal is the consistency you like.
  • Heat the oatmeal again in the microwave for 1-2 minutes until it is hot and ready to eat.


Nutrition Facts assume 2/3 cup milk and 3 tsp silvered almonds.


Calories: 343.2kcal | Carbohydrates: 43.6g | Protein: 14.5g | Fat: 13.8g | Sodium: 219.5mg | Fiber: 7.5g | Sugar: 12.8g