Cinnamon Apple Spice Oatmeal

I enjoyed the most amazing oatmeal for breakfast the other day…. it was delicious.  The idea for this recipe was not all mine, though.  Katie from Chocolate Covered Katie did a post on Sugar Cookie Oatmeal that she made by steeping Celestial Seasonings Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride tea in some water and non-dairy milk, which would then become the liquid used to cook the oats in.

I thought this was a genius idea and remembered that I had Celestial Seasonings Cinnamon Apple Spice tea and decided to try it with the that.  The end result was even more delicious than I could have imagined.

http://www.celestialseasonings.com/products/herbal-teas/cinnamon-apple-spice

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*Cinnamon Apple Spice Oatmeal*

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup soy milk
  • 2 Celestial Seasonings Cinnamon Apple Spice tea bags
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • toppings of choice – raisins, craisins, nuts, nut butter….
  1. Heat the water and soy milk over medium heat.  Add the tea bags, turn off the heat, and let sit for 15 minutes.  Smush the teabags into the liquid before removing to get all of the good spices out.
  2. Combine the liquid with the oats, salt, vanilla, and cinnamon in a microwave safe bowl.  Microwave for 3 minutes.
  3. Let oatmeal sit in closed microwave for 5 minutes, then transfer, uncovered, to the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.  (This is Katie’s tip and it seriously makes them fluffier and thicker!)  
  4. When ready to eat, add a splash of water or soy milk and reheat for 1-2 minutes or eat straight from the fridge. (And don’t forget those toppings!)

I would love to know if anyone tries this recipe.  It tastes like a deliciously moist apple-cinnamon muffin straight out of the oven!

Don’t forget to go check out where my inspiration for this recipe came from — Chocolate Covered Katie.  She has tons of great recipes!

What is your favorite way to prepare oatmeal?

I hope everybody has a safe and happy New Years!

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2 thoughts on “Cinnamon Apple Spice Oatmeal

  1. Oh, I prepare oatmeal in many ways! I always cook it up with water, though (haha, duh!) 🙂
    My fave combo is making it with LOADS of brown sugar.
    However, I also make it with a variety of spices when I’m not in a sugar-crazed mood, and I top off with lovely fruit.
    Oh, I also like tea-water oatmeal! Sugar-Cookie sleigh ride is REALLY good! I found that out last year, and Chocolate Coverred Katie posted a recipe recently on her blog, too!

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