Speculoos, Spekulatius, Speculaas, wherever you're from or whatever you call them, these cookies were something I didn't discover until I went vegan. Back when I lived in Norway I used to travel to Berlin a lot for holidays where I would always do a huge snack haul and bring heaps of vegan products with me back home. One of these things were speculoos cookie butter. It is 100% a jar of magic and I discovered later that the cookies with the same name are just as delicious. They're similar to gingerbread in a sense, however they are less molasess-y (is that even a word?) and also have the addition of cardamom (which I LOVE). Whether you're a fan of the original cookies or not I highly recommend giving this oatmeal recipe a go. It's packed with warming spices which are sure to warm your soul lift your spirits.
40g quick cooking oats
30g mashed banana
250 plant milk or water (plant milk makes it creamier.. obviously)
5g caramel protein powder (can sub for a combo of brown sugar and maca powder)
Pinch of salt
¼ tsp of each of these spices:
Add all your ingredients to a pot and bring to a simmer. Boil for a few minutes until it reaches desired texture. Pour into a bowl and top with your favourite toppings, I love adding peanut butter, maple syrup, seeds + granola and berries to mine. I’m sure raisins or choc chips would be delicious too!