TEA INFUSED OATMEAL

TEA INFUSED OATMEAL

A quick and easy way to get your tea in the morning is to blend it in with your breakfast! You can put tea in smoothies but when the weather’s cold out, it’s wonderful to brew up a special batch of tea infused oatmeal. This recipe boasts endless different combinations and ways to spruce up plain oatmeal. You’ll never have to eat the same bowl twice! Happy experimenting and be sure to let us know your favorite combinations in the comments!

TEA INFUSED OATMEAL

Makes 1-2 servings // Total time: 20 minutes // Active time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

Oatmeal Prepared with Water

  • 2 cups filtered water
  • 2 rounded tsp loose leaf or 2 sachets/bags of your favorite tea
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2-1 tbsp honey or maple syrup (optional)
  • Toppings - fruit, dried fruit, chocolate chips, chopped nuts

Oatmeal Prepared with (Dairy or Non-Dairy) Milk

  • 2 cups unsweetened milk (dairy or non-dairy)
  • 2 rounded tsp loose leaf or 2 sachets/bags of your favorite tea
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2-1 tbsp honey or maple syrup (optional)
  • Toppings - fruit, dried fruit, chocolate chips, chopped nuts

Directions

Prepared with Water

Brew tea according to the package instructions (for specific water temperature and steep time), then remove (strain) tea, and transfer to a saucepan. Add rolled oats into the saucepan and heat over medium-low heat. Bring to a simmer, stirring frequently, and simmer for about 10 minutes. Remove from heat, add in the sweetener of your choice and top with any combination of fruit, dried fruit, chocolate chips, and nuts. Yum!

Prepared with Milk

Make milk tea by heating the milk in a double boiler on medium-low until it is hot to the touch. Alternatively, you can heat it up in the microwave on half power for 30 seconds at a time until it's hot to the touch. Once the milk is warmed up, add in the tea and let steep for 5-10 minutes, or until desired flavor. Remove (strain) tea and transfer to a saucepan. Add in the oats, bring to a simmer, and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat, add in the sweetener of your choice and top with any combination of fruit, dried fruit, chocolate chips, and nuts. Enjoy!

Tea and Topping Combination Ideas

  • Chai tea with chocolate chips and walnuts
  • Black tea with banana slices, strawberries, honey/maple syrup and pecans
  • Cinnamon tea with banana slices, honey/maple syrup, and almonds
  • Yaupon tea with raisins and pumpkin seeds
  • Pu-erh tea with banana slices, dried cranberries, and walnuts
  • Rooibos tea with honey/maple syrup, apple slices, and pecans
  • Matcha with honey/maple syrup, almonds, and coconut flakes

 



 

 


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