Chai Spiced Oatmeal | @pumpkinandpb

reprinted with permission from @pumpkinandpb

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Chai Spiced Oatmeal

Serves 3-4

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup milk of choice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup steel cut oats
  • 2 chai tea bags
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes 
  • 1-2 ripe pears, sliced
  • 2-4 tablespoons cashew butter
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds

DIRECTIONS

  1. Pour milk, water, a pinch of salt, and two kinds of oats into a medium sized pot. Bring to a boil, then turn down to a simmer and add in two chai tea bags (drape the tag over the side of the pot). Cover and cook for 20-25 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes and scraping the sides of the pan so the oats don't stick. Oatmeal is done when the consistency is thick with just a little bit of liquid left (like a porridge).
     
  2. While the oatmeal is cooking, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and spread coconut flakes across a baking sheet. Toast for 5-7 minutes, or until just turning golden. Remove from oven and set aside.
     
  3. Once oatmeal is cooked, remove tea bags and stir in a heaping teaspoon of cinnamon. Pour into bowls and top with sliced pears, toasted coconut, a sprinkle of pumpkin seeds, and a big dollop of nut butter.
     
  4. Mix of old fashioned and steel cut with sliced pear, cashew butter, toasted coconut, and a sprinkle of pumpkin seeds.