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Golden Date-Sweetened Chai-Spiced Coconut Oatmeal


Try our GOLDEN DATE-SWEETENED CHAI-SPICED COCONUT OATMEAL! Filled with natural spices and the sweetness of dates. It's golden thanks to the addition of turmeric and super creamy thanks to coconut milk. Serve with toppings of choice (I recommend mixed nuts, coconut flakes and chopped dates). Enjoy!


Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 3-4 (3 if served immediately, 4 if made ahead and served re-heated with additional milk)

Difficulty: 2/10



INGREDIENTS


Oatmeal:


Golden Chai spice mix:


Toppings:


INSTRUCTIONS


The Oatmeal:

  1. Add milk and dates into a small bowl and soak for minimum 1 hour. Afterwards blend the mix in a high speed blender.

  2. Prepare golden chai spice mix by mixing all ingredients in a small bowl.

  3. Melt the coconut oil in a pot. Add chai spice mix and stir continuously for 30 seconds on a low heat.

  4. Add oats to the pot on medium-high heat along with the coconut milk, vanilla extract and milk and dates mix. Stir to combine the ingredients.

  5. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and allow to cook for about 30 minutes. Stir frequently to prevent burning.

  6. Taste and adjust sweetness with agave nectar.

  7. Once thick, remove from stove top. Add a little milk if it's too thick for your liking.

** The oatmeal can be prepared in advance and stored in the fridge.


Re-heating:

  1. If prepared in advance, when you’d like to enjoy the oatmeal, remove it from the fridge and add in extra milk (approx. 1/4 cup per serving) until it reaches the desired consistency (add more milk if you like your oatmeal thinner).

  2. Heat it up in a pot on the stove or in the microwave. Stir frequently to prevent burning (stove) or uneven distribution of heat (microwave).


Assembly:

  1. Add the oatmeal to a bowl and top with chopped nuts of choice.


RECIPE NOTES


* If using steel-cut oats soak them overnight to reduce cooking time.

* Storage: Oatmeal can be made-ahead and stored in the fridge in an airtight container.

To make gluten free: Use gluten free oats.

To make dairy free: Use plant milk instead of cow's milk.

To make vegan: Use plant milk instead of cow's milk. Use maple syrup or agave nectar rather than honey.

 

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