Coconut Chai-Spiced Oatmeal

Coconut Chai-Spiced Oatmeal

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From: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2015

With the flavors of chai tea and coconut, this healthy oatmeal recipe is a spice upgrade from just plain cinnamon. Short on time in the morning? Try our overnight oatmeal variation.

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  • 1 cup water
  • Pinch of salt, divided
  • ½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened coconut milk beverage
  • 2 tablespoons toasted unsweetened coconut chips
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground ginger
  • Pinch of ground cardamom
  • Pinch of ground pepper


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  1. Bring water and salt to a boil in a small saucepan. Stir in oats, reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and let stand 2 to 3 minutes. Top with coconut beverage, coconut chips, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and pepper.
  • Overnight oats variation: Combine ½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats with ½ cup water and a pinch of salt in a jar or bowl. Cover and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, add toppings. Eat cold or heat up. Makes about 1 cup.
  • Steel-cut oats variation: Bring 1 cup water, ⅓ cup steel-cut oats and a pinch of salt to a boil in a small saucepan. Reduce heat to a bare simmer, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until creamy, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 2 minutes. Add toppings. Makes about 1 cup.
  • People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use oats that are labeled “gluten-free,” as oats are often cross-contaminated with wheat and barley.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1⅓ cups
  • Per serving: 249 calories; 9 g fat(6 g sat); 5 g fiber; 39 g carbohydrates; 6 g protein; 20 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 10 g sugars; 9 g added sugars; 97 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 79 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 183 mg sodium; 167 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 2 starch, ½ other carbohydrate, 1 fat

Reviews 1

February 24, 2015
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By: EatingWell User
A nice twist on Oatmeal I was looking for a way to switch up regular oatmeal and this was a nice surprise. I was worried it might be too sweet, but it wasn't at all. Very easy to make and it packs a lot of flavour. I will definitely make this recipe again! Pros: Easy and Quick
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