Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Chai Oatmeal

Oatmeal is one of the best breakfasts to eat. It's got plenty of fiber to keep you full and energized, and you can make it sweet or savory depending on how you like it. From Health.com, here is a recipe for Chai Oatmeal that would be delicious for a fall breakfast.

Chai Oatmeal

"Rolled oats simmered in sweet, spice-infused milk make an exquisite breakfast cereal,"Katzen notes. Oat bran not only boosts the fiber, it also makes the oatmeal creamy and thick.

Yield: Makes 2 servings

Nutritional Information
Calories: 248
Fat: 6g
( Sat. 3g, Mono 2g, Poly 1g)
Protein: 12g
Fiber: 5g
Cholesterol: 14mg
Iron: 2mg
Sodium: 387mg


1 1/2 cups 2% or whole milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
2 teaspoons honey, plus more to taste
1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional
3/4 cup regular (not quick-cooking) oats
2 tablespoons oat bran, optional


Combine the milk, salt, and spices in a small saucepan, and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Simmer 5 minutes, stirring constantly; add the honey, vanilla (if desired), oats, and bran (if desired), and stir until combined. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the oatmeal is thick and creamy. Serve hot with additional honey to taste.