Chai Spiced Oatmeal Bowl

A healthy breakfast might seem strange coming off of two weeks’ holiday dessert, but I think something healthy, yet warm and cozy, is the perfect way to detox from the sugar high. Oatmeal is a satisfying breakfast for a cold morning, especially when it’s paired with fruit and peanut butter.

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It’s definitely about time to get back on track with healthy eating, and I hope this oatmeal bowl helps you do that… or at least serves as inspiration of what to do with your days off. Enjoy!

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Ingredients

for the oatmeal

  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup milk (I used cashew milk, but whole milk, almond milk or soy milk would work as well)
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

for the toppings

  • ½ red apple
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ cup peanut butter

Instructions

In a medium saucepan, bring the oats, water, milk and vanilla to a gentle simmer on medium heat. Add the cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, pepper and salt, then turn the heat down to low and stir until you achieve your desired texture. I like my oatmeal pretty thick, so I do it for maybe 5 or 7 minutes.

In a nonstick pan, add the coconut oil and apples and let it heat up. Sprinkle the cinnamon on the apples and continue to cook for 2-3 minutes, or until the apples are soft.

Add the oatmeal to a bowl with the sautéed apples and peanut butter and eat hot.

 

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