Where's Thelio? I scraped and boiled a vanilla bean in last night's batch and it totally tastes weird now. And I'm waving my fist at whoever suggested maple syrup, too! Or maybe my maple syrup was rancid? grrrrrrr Never mind. It's prly my fault; I got heavy handed w/ the dried fruit.

Oh well, it's only $2.50/box so I can try again tonight

Tonight will involve cinnamon and nutmeg. (hmmm do I know what cardamom tastes like?)

Now I want to make oatmeal raisin cookies!
Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000
You'd probably need just a quarter to at most half a vanilla bean for a batch.
One of my favorite batches of oats was topped with a vanilla bean, pecan, maple and bourbon butter I mixed up.

I love cardamom and it's great with citrus and ginger in particular. I make a rhubarb compote spiced with it that I've used with oats and with yogurt.