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Chai Oatmeal

Yield Makes 2 servings
"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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition Information

  • calories 248
  • fat 6 g
  • satfat 3 g
  • monofat 2 g
  • polyfat 1 g
  • protein 12 g
  • fiber 5 g
  • cholesterol 14 mg
  • iron 2 mg
  • sodium 387 mg

How to Make It

  1. 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.

Cook's Notes

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