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Chai Tea Oatmeal

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On a cold morning, there is nothing better than sipping hot tea and having a warm hearty meal of oat meal.

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Follow it up with snuggles with a warm little animal and that equals a morning of quiet contentment.

 

 

 

This oat meal combines a mellow Chai tea and honey flavor with the savory taste of butter toasted pecans.

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With that flavor combo, my morning felt epic and a tad sophisticated. Today is going to be great.

After the successfully delicious creation of those Matcha green tea cookies, I was dreaming about creating this chai tea oatmeal as I fell asleep last night. This tea flavored oatmeal was seriously good, and now I am seriously hooked on tea flavored food. Now what to make next???  What other tea flavored foods do you think would be good?

Chai Tea Oatmeal
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Recipe type: Breakfast
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Serves: 1
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup milk (I used orignial almond milk)
  • ⅔ cup oats
  • 1 Chai tea bag
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 8 pecans
  • 2 tsp butter (I used smart balance butter)
  • cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. Heat milk in microwave for 1 minute, then steep tea in warm milk
  2. While steeping, chop and toast pecans in a pan on medium heat in butter and a sprinkle of salt. Remove from heat.
  3. Take tea bag out of milk and mix in honey
  4. In bowl, mix oats and milk then microwave for 1 minute. For creamier oat meal, add extra tablespoon milk.
  5. Stir then lightly sprinkle top with cinnamon and add toasted pecans on top.
Notes
The original almond milk I used is slightly sweetened so you may want to add more honey if you use an unsweetened milk.

 

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Berry Oatmeal

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This morning turned out to be ‘berry’ blue.   On a cold rainy day, there is nothing better than a warm creamy bowl of oatmeal.  This oatmeal is so good, it is like eating cobbler for breakfast, thanks to one very important ingredient, blueberry jam! It really kicks the flavor up a notch by saturating every bite with blueberry flavor.  Using other combinations of fruit and jam such as raspberry, strawberry, or peach is really good too!  I also use original Almond Breeze milk because it is a little sweet and makes the oatmeal creamy. My dad and I picked the blueberries last summer and froze them.  It is really easy and it is like having fresh blue berries all year-long. Just pick, rinse in cold water, de-stem, set out to dry completely on paper towels, spread out berries on cookie sheet and freeze, transfer frozen berries to freezer bags getting out as much air as possible.  They will be good in the freezer for up to 4 years.

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup steel-cut oats
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp blueberry jam
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp brown sugar (optional)

 

 

 

Directions:

  1. Mix oatmeal, blueberries, milk, and jam.
  2. Microwave 1 minute, stir, microwave 1 more minute. You can add more or less milk or microwave time depending on your preference
  3. Stir in vanilla and sprinkle brown sugar on top. Simple!

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