Give basic cinnamon oatmeal a spice upgrade with the warm and toasty notes of chai. Coconut milk makes these overnight oats ultra-creamy and delicately sweet too.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source:, December 2018


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine oats, water and salt in a jar or bowl and stir. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

  • In the morning, heat the oats, if desired, or eat cold. Top with coconut milk, coconut, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and pepper.


Tip: 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.

To make ahead: When prepping the oatmeal the night before, measure and toast the ingredients for the topping.

Nutrition Facts

262.5 calories; protein 5.8g 12% DV; carbohydrates 39.6g 13% DV; exchange other carbs 2.5; dietary fiber 6.3g 25% DV; sugars 10.7g; fat 10.3g 16% DV; saturated fat 7g 35% DV; vitamin a iu 96.5IU 2% DV; vitamin c 0.2mg; folate 25.1mcg 6% DV; calcium 60.5mg 6% DV; iron 2mg 11% DV; magnesium 59.9mg 21% DV; potassium 234.3mg 7% DV; sodium 155.4mg 6% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 16% DV; added sugar 9g.