Since the weather lately has led to me stepping on a cold kitchen floor in the morning, I’m back to wanting to make a hot breakfast! This simple yet amazing chai spiced oatmeal is the perfect way to warm myself and Amaris up. It also keeps us nice and full long enough to get a nice amount of time playing outside! This oatmeal is super simple and delivers so big on flavor! I can’t wait to hear what you think of it!
This oatmeal gets it flavor from my favorite combination of “chai” spices: cinnamon, clove or allspice, cardamom, and vanilla. This combination is not an authentic Indian masala chai flavor, because I just love Americanized “chai” that’s heavy on vanilla.
Bring water to a boil and add in oats, maple syrup to sweeten and all the spices. Bring everything back to a boil and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the oatmeal reaches your desired thickness. It does thicken up a bit upon cooling!
That’s it, and it’s ready to serve! I hope the warmth of the oatmeal and the warmth of the spices give you cozy and snuggly feelings! Please leave a comment below to share your thoughts and variations; I love to hear from you!
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 2 cups water*
- 3-4 tbsp maple syrup
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1.5 tsp vanilla
- ¼ tsp cardamom
- 1 tiny pinch allspice (it's very strong)
- Bring water to a boil
- Add in oats, salt, maple syrup, and all the spices
- bring back to a boil and simmer on medium heat until thickened to your liking, stirring occasionally so it doesn't stick to the bottom of the pot