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. Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2015

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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Tips

Overnight oats variation: Combine 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats with 1/2 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, 1/3 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 Facts

249 calories; 9 g total fat; 5.9 g saturated fat; 183 mg sodium. 167 mg potassium; 39.1 g carbohydrates; 5.4 g fiber; 10 g sugar; 5.6 g protein; 97 IU vitamin a iu; 20 mcg folate; 79 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 113 mg magnesium; 9 g added sugar;

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02/24/2015
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 Read More