Chai Oatmeal

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Recipe by Sweet Baboo

This is an adaptation of a recipe that was published in our local paper. My daughter and I like it so much I have made a large batch of the spice mix to simplify our breakfast routine. Anyone who likes Indian food will probably enjoy this for a change.

Top Review by Scribbler515

Beautiful blend of flavors. I think the honey is key to tying in the spices. Used ground cloves and extra cinnamon and nutmeg instead of allspice. I think dried apples or raisins may be in order next time I make this yummy breakfast!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 34 cup large flake oatmeal
  • 18 teaspoon turmeric (original recipe called for 1/4 decide)
  • 18 teaspoon salt (1/4 tsp. in original)
  • 14 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 14 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 14 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 14 teaspoon ground allspice (original recipe called for ground cloves)
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon honey (I omit, but my daughter adds 1 package of Equal after cooking for sweetness)
  • 1 12 cups milk
  • Optional

  • sometimes i add finely diced dried fruit, like apricots (optional) or cranberries (optional) or raisins (optional) or sometimes i add toasted chopped walnuts (optional) or almonds, after cooking depending on my mood and what is on hand (optional)


  1. Combine oatmeal and flavourings in a deep, microwave safe bowl.
  2. Add milk and stir to combine.
  3. Cook on high power for 2 minutes, then stir.
  4. Continue cooking and stirring at one minute intervals until the oatmeal is as thick as you like.
  5. Top with favourite toppings. I like plain yogurt and a touch of maple syrup.

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