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Chai Spiced Baked Oatmeal with Pecan Crumble
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Chai Spice Baked Oatmeal with Pecan Crumble

Chai spice baked oatmeal with pecan crumble is the ultimate warming breakfast brimming with heart-healthy fats, whole grains, and limited added sugar.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Diet Gluten Free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 430kcal

Equipment

  • 8x8-inch Baking Dish
  • Small saucepan

Ingredients

  • 2 cups milk of choice (I use almond milk)
  • 2 Chai tea bags
  • 1 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 medium ripe banana, mashed
  • 4 Medjool dates, pitted and finely chopped (sub 1/4 cup maple syrup)
  • 2 Tbsp. chia or flaxseeds
  • 3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon, divided
  • 3/4 tsp. sea salt, divided
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cardamom
  • 1/2 cup pecan halves, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup walnut halves, roughly chopped (sub extra pecans)
  • 1 Tbsp. coconut sugar (sub brown sugar)
  • 1 Tbsp. butter or solid coconut oil

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F, and grease an 8x8-inch pan with non-sticking cooking spray or butter.
  • Bring milk to a simmer in a small saucepan. Add Chai tea bags and remove from heat; let steep for 5 minutes.
  • Combine oats, banana, dates, chia (or flax) seeds, 1/2 tsp of the cinnamon, 1/2 tsp of the salt, and cardamom in a large bowl; stir to combine. Remove tea bags from milk and pour milk into oat mixture; stir to combine. Pour mixture into prepared baking pan.
  • Reuse the same bowl to combine nuts, sugar, butter or coconut oil, and remaining 1/4 tsp cinnamon and 1/4 tsp. sea salt. Use your hands to rub the butter and sugar into the crevices of nuts until well-coated. Scatter nut mixture over oats; place pan in the oven and bake for 30 minutes, until golden.
    Serve with toppings of choice (a dollop of yogurt, sliced banana, and a drizzle of maple syrup, for example).

Notes

  • To Store: Either transfer leftovers to an airtight container, or cover and refrigerate the contents right in the pan. Refrigerate for up to 3 days.
    • You can also portion it into slices of desired size and freeze, tightly wrapped in plastic then foil, for up to 3 months.
  • To Reheat: Reheat individual portions in a microwave-safe bowl or dish in 30 second increments until warm.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 430kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 500mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 20g