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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


Recipe Summary

10 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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 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

1 1/3 cups
249 calories; protein 5.6g; carbohydrates 39.1g; dietary fiber 5.4g; sugars 10.4g; fat 9g; saturated fat 5.9g; vitamin a iu 96.5IU; vitamin c 0.1mg; folate 19.7mcg; calcium 79mg; iron 2.2mg; magnesium 112.6mg; potassium 166.9mg; sodium 183.3mg; thiamin 0.2mg; added sugar 9g.

2 starch, 1/2 other carbohydrate, 1 fat