Oatmeal is one of my go-to breakfasts when I am in the mood for something warm, hearty and delicious. I came up with this recipe one morning while I was making a cup of chai tea, thinking of what to eat for breakfast. After deciding on oatmeal, I immediately thought, “Hey- why don’t I combine the two?” Et voila! A tea-infused oatmeal was born.
Some people may think oatmeal is plain and boring, but with the right combination of flavours and toppings, it can be worth getting out of bed for. Try experimenting with various fresh fruits, dried fruits, nut butters, nuts, seeds, granola (for extra crunch), and spices. You just might discover your new favourite breakfast food!
And if that doesn’t convince you to try oatmeal, here are some of its health benefits that your body will thank you for. Oats are whole-grain and contain complex carbohydrates that will provide you with the fuel you need to conquer the day. They are a good source of minerals and dietary fibre, which keeps you feeling full for longer and aids in digestion.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
1/3 cup Quick Oats
1 Chai Tea Bag (I used Vanilla Chai)
3/4 cup hot water or milk (non-dairy alternatives: Almond, Soy, Coconut, Rice milk)
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1 tbsp Maple Syrup (or Honey, Agave, Brown Sugar)
Toppings: Banana Slices, Chopped Walnuts, Coconut Flakes, Chia Seeds
- Steep chai tea bag in hot water or milk for 5 minutes. Remove tea bag.
- In a bowl, add the oats, chai-infused liquid, vanilla extract, and cinnamon. Microwave for 1 -1½ minute, stirring occasionally.
- Add sweetener into the oatmeal.
- Add desired toppings. Serve immediately.
What are your favourite ways to dress up oatmeal? Let me know in the comments! If you decide to give this recipe a try and would like to share, make sure to tag @sweetiepiefoods or use the hashtag #sweetiepiefoods on Instagram!