So this Sunday was the first Sunday in weeks so I was able to put a little more effort in my breakfast then I usually can. During the week I make my oatmeal the evening before and heat it in the microwave in the morning, I only make it on the stove during the weekend and I wasn’t even able to do that the last few weeks.
Autumn has started and it’s starting to cool down a lot more, so I start craving things that warm me up, like warm drinks and comforting spices like cinnamon and cardamon. That’s why I love Chai Tea so much, it really warms me on the inside. So… Why not combine it with my favourite meal of the day and a nice juicy pear!
It’s sort of a variation on the Oatmealmochachino, except with tea and pear. Hopefully you’ll enjoy it as much as I do. I think the amount of oatmeal I make can be quite a lot, but you can just adjust that to taste, I just feel it’s better to have a bigger breakfast and make it till lunch instead of snacking.
- 250 ml of almond milk
- 55 gr. of oatmeal
- 3 tablespoons of hot water
- 3 bags of chai tea
- 1 pear
- half a teaspoon of agave syrup
Start by making your ‘chai’, yes.. I know you can just get all the spices and add them to the oatmeal, but really… it’s sunday and I don’t have those spices at hand. I got 3 bags and left them to soak in the warm water for about 20 minutes when I was in the shower. I tried putting them in the milk at first, so that’s why this picture looks a little funny. But just get it as strong as you can, because you also lose a bit of the flavour when you add it to the oatmeal later.
Cut your pear into nice wedges and bake them in a pan, you can add a tiny bit of butter if you want, but I didn’t think it was needed. When you’re pears start browning a bit add about half a teaspoon of agave syrup (or any other kind) and let them caramelise for about 2 minutes.
Meanwhile, make your oatmeal like you’re used to, but add the tea as well. The texture might become a little different then it would if you only use milk. But I felt it gave the oatmeal some more ‘softness’ and warmth.
When the oatmeal and slices of pear are done, pour the oatmeal in a nice bowl and add the slices of pear. Top of with some cinnamon, if you want you can add some chopped walnuts for the extra autumn feeling. Enjoy this under a blanket on the sofa while watching some silly tv show.