Almond Chai Oatmeal

It’s a gloomy day here in Southern California, and it would be pretty enjoyable if it wasn’t so windy; not that I’m spending any time at all outside. But, when the weather is like this it makes for the perfect time to enjoy a warm and comforting breakfast. During winter I was enjoying a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast quite often, and although I am excited for all of the refreshing dishes that will come with the spring and summer months, I kind of miss it.

So, why not incorporate your morning caffeine into your breakfast? As good as coffee in your oatmeal is, this might be even better. Chai tea brings subtle spices to the meal without the bitterness of coffee and is complimented by the addition of a little cinnamon, without needing a lot of sweetener. The chopped, roasted almonds break up the soft texture of the oatmeal and bring some more protein into the dish to keep you feeling full for longer.

Make sure that when you brew your chai tea that you let the tea steep longer than usual. You want the taste to come through in the oatmeal so the bolder, the better. I might even suggest that if you’re using tea bags, use two when brewing the 3/4 cup of tea.

For a healthy, comforting breakfast that comes together in minutes, make this Almond Chai Oatmeal!
Servings 1
Author Jackie @ Vegan Yack Attack


  • 1/2 Cup Rolled Oats
  • 3/4 Cup Brewed Chai Tea Bold
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Almonds
  • 2 Tbsp . Non-Dairy Milk
  • 1 Tbsp . Maple Syrup
  • 1/4-1/3 tsp . Ground Cinnamon
  • Very Small Pinch of Salt


  1. Place all ingredients into a small pot and warm over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  2. Once the oatmeal is simmering, turn the heat down to low-medium and stir until it thickens. Add in more water or non-dairy milk if you like it to have a thinner consistency.
  3. Garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon, a drizzle of maple syrup and maybe even star anise if you want it to look fancy. 😉

If you want to give this oatmeal recipe an even warmer feel, you could definitely get away with adding a touch of vanilla extract. I can already imagine my next batch, wafting its aroma throughout the kitchen and overwhelming my senses.

21 Comments on “Almond Chai Oatmeal

    • Agreed on the chai, I have always loved the spice mix. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  1. this looks yummy. have you ever tried the chai concentrate sold at trader joe’s (or anywhere for that matter?) i happened to see it at tj’s yesterday and was wondering if it would work for baking or if it would be too sweet.

    • When I was making the recipe for this I thought that Chai concentrate might be really good in this! Personally, I don’t have it on hand and most of them aren’t vegan (although I know a couple of vegan-friendly brands); but I think it’d definitely be worth a try. 🙂

    • Thank you! Although, I’m not the first to do it. 🙂 This is just my version.

  2. I’m not much of a chai person though it is more due to lack of effort than disliking it. I do love oatmeal so this might be the best way to give it a go.

  3. I eat oatmeal and drink tea half the mornings of my life. How did I not think of this?! I absolutely love this concept – great post (and gorgeous pics!).

    • I hope that you’re able to try out the recipe! And thanks for stopping by, Jessica! 🙂

    • This is a super way to do it, using brewed tea gives it the perfect hint of spice. Let me know if you end up trying it out!

  4. I was all out of Chai tea (travesty, I know) but tried the oatmeal with Tazo’s Awake Tea and it was absolutely delicious. I’ll have to try it again when I get more Chai.

  5. I didn’t thought this would taste good! 😉 Thanks for the recipe! I’ve included this in my 30 day oatmeal project and put a link on your recipe in my blog 😉

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