Chai Oatmeal

Before I drifted off to sleep last night, I was thinking about oatmeal and how to make oatmeal taste good. For some reason Chai Tea popped into my head and I thought that actually sounded like it would be good. This morning I put together this Chai Oatmeal recipe and I have to say it’s pretty tasty.

Chai Oatmeal | How to Make Oatmeal Taste Good

I toasted the oats in some butter to give them a little deeper, nuttier flavor. I brewed the Chai tea separately and then poured it over the oats and finished cooking them in the microwave. When the oats were done cooking I mixed in some honey, topped with some fruit and had a delicious, healthy breakfast that kept me full for a long time.
What is Chai Tea?
Chai tea, also called Masala Chai is essentially a black tea made with warm, aromatic spices, milk and a sweetener.
For my version of Chai tea I used water, a black tea bag, my own Chai spice mix, vanilla extract and almond milk.
Chai Oatmeal | How to Make Oatmeal Taste Good

Chai Oatmeal

Yields: 1 Serving
1 Black Tea Bag
1/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1/4 Teaspoon Cardamom
1/4 Teaspoon Cloves
1/4 Teaspoon Ginger
1/4 Teaspoon Nutmeg
1/8 Teaspoon Black Pepper
1/2 Cup Water
1/2 Cup Milk (I used unsweetened, original almond milk)
1/2 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
1/2 Tablespoon Unsalted Butter
1/2 Cup Old-Fashioned Oats
1/8 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Honey (or more to taste)
Fruit for topping (optional)
-Cut the top off of the tea bag and add your spices into it.
-Use the string that was attached to tie it shut.
-Add the milk, water and spiced tea bag to a small saucepan.
-Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat.
-Simmer for 5 minutes.
-Remove from heat and let sit for another 5 minutes.
-Meanwhile, in a skillet add the butter and toast the oats until slightly brown, about 4 minutes.
-Add the oats to a microwave safe bowl.
-Remove the spiced tea bag from the brewed tea and discard.
-Pour the brewed tea over the oats, add salt and microwave for 2 minutes.
-Stir and microwave for another minute or until oats are cooked.
-Mix in honey and top with fruit.
-Serve warm.
  • http://akitchenhoor.blogspot.com/ Christie

    Holy WOW! I can imagine how delicious this is! I love the flavors of chai and I love oatmeal. I never though to put them together. Thank you for linking up with #FoodieFridays! Please stop by this week to link up new tasty treats and see if you’ve been featured. http://akitchenhoor.blogspot.com/