Earl Grey Oatmeal Recipe on Food52

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Earl Grey Oatmeal

August 18, 2019
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Photo by Riley Wofford
Author Notes

Making oatmeal is a great way to cook with tea. Simmer steel cut oats in milk and the tea of your choice. Serve with fresh fruit, toasted nuts, and a generous drizzle of maple syrup. —Riley Wofford

  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Cook time 35 minutes
  • Serves 8-10
Ingredients
  • 4 bags Earl Grey tea
  • 4 cups milk, plus more for serving
  • 2 cups steel cut oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • Chopped plums, blueberries, toasted sliced almonds, and pure maple syrup, for serving
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. In a medium saucepan, bring 4 cups water to a gentle simmer. Remove from heat and stir in tea bags. Cover and let steep 15 minutes; remove and discard tea bags.
  2. Add milk, oats, and salt to pan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until oats are tender and mixture is thick and creamy, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in brown sugar, orange zest, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Serve with plums, blueberries, almonds, more milk, and a drizzle of maple syrup.

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    1 Review

    Kelly October 20, 2019
    Orange zest isn’t something that I would ever have thought to put in oatmeal but it was genius, especially with the Earl Grey. Added chopped plums, sprinkle of brown sugar and some walnuts but this is endlessly adaptable. Can’t wait to try it with grated pear and almonds.