1Pour the milk into a medium sized saucepan. Add the spices and salt, and whisk to blend them into the milk. Place the pan over medium heat. Just before the milk comes to a boil, lower the heat, and let the milk simmer, about 5 minutes. Stir in the vanilla and honey, and whisk until the honey dissolves.
2Sprinkle in the oats and oat bran, and stir once or twice. Cover the pan, and leave it over low heat for about eight minutes, stirring occasionally. When the oatmeal has thickened to your liking, serve it hot, with a topping of chopped dried fruit or nuts.