Apple Cinnamon Chai Oatmeal

Apple Cinnamon Chai Oatmeal

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On a stormy summer afternoon while my toddler took his nap, I sat quietly eating my bowl of apple and chai deliciousness. This was not just any regular ol’ bowl of oats though! These were steel cut oats (which don’t get all soggy like rolled old fashioned oats) and they were not cooked in water. They were cooked in tea — chai tea. Have you ever cooked your oats in tea? Well, you should! Not only because the flavor is delectable, but also because cooking your oats in water is sooooo last week! For reals. So, without further ado, let me tell you how to make your own bowl of yumminess in just a few ridiculously simple steps.

Apple Cinnamon Chai Oatmeal
1 chai tea bag, steeped in a cup of boiling water
1/4 cup gluten free steel cut oats (or rolled oats, but steel cut have a better texture IMO)
Dash of salt
Sweetener to taste (I use a few tsp of a stevia/erythritol blend)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp collagen hydrolysate gelatin (optional, but adds 5+ grams of protein)
1/4 chopped apple
1/4 tsp cinnamon

Place all ingredients in a bowl, stir, cover & refrigerate 6+ hours (or overnight). When ready to eat, pour bowl contents into a small pot and cook over stove top for 5-10 minutes until cooked to desired consistency.

Nutritional Facts
Calories: 196
Fats: 2.5
Carbs: 33
Net Carbs: 24
Protein: 10.5

This would be considered an “E” on the THM plan & would make a good snack/dessert or as part of a meal.

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