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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12 months ago Rach3190

Could you infuse the milk ahead of time, and then put it in the fridge to use later?


12 months ago Ordinary Blogger (Rivki Locker)

What a great idea. I never tried it, but I don't see any reason it wouldn't work. Please let me know if you try it!


9 months ago Rach3190

Oh goodness it's been months - but I did just finally try this and I think it worked great! I like to throw oatmeal in my rice cooker in the morning so having a big batch of the 'chai milk' ahead of time speeds this up for me.

I love the delicate chai flavor in the oatmeal - great recipe!


9 months ago Ordinary Blogger (Rivki Locker)

Awesome! Thanks for letting me know. And for reminding me about this recipe. :) it's that time of year when I havebto break out the winter comfort foods.


over 1 year ago Russell Raiteri

Delish. Lol


over 1 year ago Ordinary Blogger (Rivki Locker)

Hope it was delish! :)


over 1 year ago Russell Raiteri

I am making this today. Sounds delist.


over 4 years ago Sagegreen

I just spotted this; it does sound like a great fusion.


over 4 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

This sounds like a great spin on oatmeal.


over 4 years ago wssmom

This is wonderful! For breakfast I often have oatmeal and a cup of Chai tea ... how clever to combine them!