Tea Infused Oatmeal

Ever thought about what you can do to make oatmeal more appealing?

I  LOVE oatmeal because you can do SO many things with it. It's very plain, but goes well with pretty much everything and you can add so many things to it to give it a little more jazz.

Tea Infused Oatmeal:

You can use any kind of tea really.. I've used Banana Cinnamon Spice by Four O'Clock, White Chocolate Peppermint from Davids Tea, Peppermint, and Chai tea. All that it really does is add more flavour to the oatmeal and gives more room for creativity to spread its wings in the kitchen!

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For my Banana Cinnamon Spiced Oatmeal I used:

1 Banana Cinnamon Spiced tea bag 
A little less than 1/2 C rolled oats
Something to sweeten it up a bit: I don't use sugar.. So I like to use 1 date chopped into small pieces, a few drops of stevia, or 1-2 tsp pure maple syrup instead.
1 tbsp Chia Goodness (this is a blend of chia and hemp seeds, with buckwheat. You can get them in a variety of flavours. You absolutely do not have to limit yourself if you don't have Chia Goodness, just use 1 tbsp chai or hemp seeds instead!)
1 tbsp plain kefir (If you don't like kefir or don't have it on hand, use a dollop of plain greek yogurt instead, or just use milk of choice.
Some fruit to garnish, that will enhance the teas flavours (I used 1/4 of a banana)

**(I also added some fresh ginger and cinnamon, but only add these if you feel like they match the flavours of the tea you are using)



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Earl's Garden (Earl Grey) Oatmeal

This oatmeal I made with Earl Grey tea. I love the distinct flavour of bergamot in Earl Grey, and it is a black tea which will have a little bit of caffeine if you need that extra kick in the morning.

Here's the ingredients, but feel free to play around and add whatever you like!

1 Earl Grey teabag
1 C water
1/2 C oats
1 date, chopped, or stevia to sweeten
1 tbsp Chia Goodness or just chia/flax seeds
your choice of milk (I used about 2 tbsp plain kefir, and a little less than 1/4 C almond milk)
your garnish (I sprinkled some cinnamon, grated fresh nutmeg and added a few raspberries)


** To make these recipes vegan, don't use the kefir. Just substitute with more nut milk.
*** These recipe amounts make 1 serving. Double, triple, etc, if serving for more people.



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Directions for both recipes:

In a small sauce pan, bring 1 C water and the teabag to a boil. 

Once boiled, take out the tea bag and add rolled oats and whatever you're using to sweeten the oatmeal with (dates, stevia, etc). Turn down heat to low-medium. Don't cover unless you want to clean up a big mess in about 5 minutes from the oatmeal over-boiling.

Rolled oats take about 10 minutes to cook, so in about 8 minutes or so when the oats are becoming soft, add in the Chia Goodness (or substitute).

Stir, turn off heat, cover and let thicken.

Pour into your favourite bowl and pour kefir (or plain greek yogurt or milk of choice) and garnish.

Have a happy day, lovelies!

Comments

  1. Sounds great. I am going to try this! ;)

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    1. Thanks, I hope you like it!
      Let me know what kind of tea you use. I'd love to hear from you!

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