Back in June, I attended the annual EC Meet Up Event in Port Elizabeth and was the lucky winner of 9 boxes (or 918 teabags!) of tea. I arrived home to discover my goodie bag contained yet more boxes of tea, and a few weeks later, Five Roses graced me with a wonderful hamper of … you guessed it … more tea! As a regular tea drinker and the girlfriend of a conventional Englishman, it was like winning the jackpot. We had ourselves an endless supply of tea, and I had inspiration for some new recipes!
These overnight chai spiced oats use chai-flavoured tea to get their warm, spicy flavour, as well as a dash of cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. All you have to do is soak the teabags in warm water, then add the chai water to a bowl of oats along with your spices, a dollop of honey and a splash of milk. Leave the oats in the fridge to soak overnight, and enjoy a fully-prepared breakfast the next morning!
I’m crazy about overnight oats because they’re a quick and easy make-ahead breakfast, and these particular chai spiced oats have an incredible flavour. They’re warm, toasty, aromatic, and lick-the-bowl-scrumptious. You can enjoy them the following morning as is, or warm them up over the stove with a splash of milk.
About the tea: I used Five Roses Chai Tea to give my overnight chai spiced oats their aromatic, spiced flavour.
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Overnight Chai Spiced Oats
- 2 Five Roses Chai teabags
- ¾ cup boiled water
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
- ¼ tsp ground ginger
- ¼ cup milk
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
Add boiled water to a mug and soak teabags for 2-3 minutes. Whilst soaking, add the oats and spices to a large bowl. Remove the teabags and pour the chai water, milk, honey and vanilla essence over the oats. Stir until everything is well combined. Place in the fridge overnight and enjoy the next morning!