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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Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2015

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10 mins
Servings:
1
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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; protein 5.6g 11% DV; carbohydrates 39.1g 13% DV; exchange other carbs 2.5; dietary fiber 5.4g 22% DV; sugars 10.4g; fat 9g 14% DV; saturated fat 5.9g 30% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 96.5IU 2% DV; vitamin c 0.1mg; folate 19.7mcg 5% DV; calcium 79mg 8% DV; iron 2.2mg 12% DV; magnesium 112.6mg 40% DV; potassium 166.9mg 5% DV; sodium 183.3mg 7% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 22% DV; added sugar 9g.

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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