Fall is finally here! And we’re celebrating today with a warm, cozy, comforting bowl of oatmeal packed with all our favorite fall flavors.
Well – except pumpkin – sorry guys. I know I’ve kinda been dropping the ball on pumpkin lately. But I promise I’ve got some pumpkin goodies coming your way soon!
Anywaysssss, we were talking oatmeal. Oatmeal is my breakfast of choice as these chilly months come upon us. Well, actually it’s my go-to breakfast any month of the year, but ESPECIALLY this time of the year. There is just something so comforting about a big bowl of creamy, piping-hot oats, loaded with all my favorite toppings and mix-ins.
And today, we’re adding a little spice to your typical oatmeal, and in the EASIEST way possible. With chai tea, of course!
Have you ever infused your oatmeal with tea before? I’ve done it a few times, mostly with green tea, but I had a strange craving for all things chai last week and, well, this happened.
Basically, I took my favorite slow-cook, creamy oatmeal recipe and added a few chai tea bags to the oats during the cooking process. It was that easy! Pair that with some cozy ground cinnamon, topped off with ripe bartlet pears, crunchy pepitas, toasted coconut, and a big dollop of nut butter. Because nut butter makes everything better.
The result: fall in a bowl! The chai tea added that perfect warm, spiced flavor to the oats, not overwhelming, but totally comforting. And it paired so nicely with the pears (sorry, it was unavoidable 😉 but seriously. it did!).
Plus, the TEXTURE. Sometimes oatmeal can feel a little one-note, you know what I mean? But adding in the crunchy pepitas and toasted coconut added the perfect texture balance to the creamy oats.
So if you’re looking for a way to autumn-up your breakfast, or just want some cozy oats in your life, this is the recipe for you! Hope you guys enjoy 🙂