Chai Oatmeal

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Author Notes: This recipe combines two of my favorite comfort foods: chai tea and oatmeal. The oatmeal is scented with the wonderful flavors of cinnamon, ginger, and of course cardamom. Ordinary Blogger (Rivki Locker)

Serves 1

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup milk (I use skim)
  • 1 1-inch knob of ginger, peeled and sliced thin
  • 5 cardamom pods
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 4 black peppercorns
  • 2/3 cup oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup or honey, optional
  1. Combine the water, milk, ginger and spices in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over a medium flame and then immediately remove from the heat.
  2. Cover the saucepan and let the milk sit for about 1/2 hour.
  3. After the milk has been steeping for about 1/2 hour, drain it, discarding the ginger and spices and putting the flavored milk back in the saucepan.
  4. Add the oatmeal to the saucepan and bring to a boil over low heat. Simmer for about 15 minutes, until the oatmeal is as soft as you like it.
  5. Sweeten, if desired. Serve hot.

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