Chai-Spiced Pineapple Oatmeal

A couple weeks ago, I stated that I was done with the pineapple recipes for a while. Apparently, “a while” is only a couple weeks. 😉 Once I thought of this recipe, I couldn’t wait to make it.

Chai-Spiced Pineapple Oatmeal #oatmealartist #vegan

Let me now add my usual speech:

Let me preface by acknowledging that “chai” is Indian for “tea” (or something like that). So when we Americans order a chai tea, we are ordering a “tea tea.” And when we post recipes for “chai oatcakes,” we are simply saying “tea oatcakes.” What we Americans consider “chai” is officially named “Masala chai.”

Alright, got that out of the way. 😁

Chai-Spiced Pineapple Oatmeal #vegan

The chai spices work great with pineapple because it’s such a gosh-darn sweet fruit. You don’t even need to add sweetener!

I topped this with strawberries for color, but any berry would be pleasant. Coconut butter would be excellent, and Dark Chocolate Dreams is also a playful addition.

Chai-Spiced Pineapple Oatmeal by the #OatmealArtist #vegan

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Chai-Spiced Pineapple Oatmeal

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Yield: serves 1

What you'll need:

  • 1/2 cup milk of choice
  • 1/4 cup water (or more milk)
  • 1/4 cup quick cook steel cut oats (I used Better Oats Classic)
  • 1/2 cup (or more) diced pineapple (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp cardamom
  • 1/8 tsp ginger
  • pinch of cloves
  • pinch of salt

How to make it:

  1. Bring milk and water to a boil, add oats and pineapple, and reduce heat to medium.
  2. Stir occasionally.
  3. Once more of the liquid has absorbed, add vanilla extract, spices, and salt. Stir.
  4. When you’re pleased with the consistency of the oatmeal, transfer to a bowl. Add a splash of your milk of choice and any other additional toppings (nuts, fruit, etc.).

Just an FYI:

Add a small amount of mashed banana (like a third of the banana or less) for a bit of creaminess.
Adapted from my Chai-Spiced Pumpkin Oatmeal.

About Lauren Smith

Lauren is a herbivore, Slytherin, and connoisseur of oats. She is a former teacher who is currently studying to earn a master's degree in curriculum development. You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.

4 Responses to Chai-Spiced Pineapple Oatmeal

  1. Kiki says:

    Hi, I think you forgot the “cup” in “1/4 quick cook steel cut oats”.

  2. I personally love Masala chai-flavored things because Indian food is my JAM. The spicier, the better!

  3. I like Masala Chai flavor as much of the next person, but sometimes I think the flavor is too strong. The claims of Masala Chai being an appetite suppressant are definitely true. Not that I recommend it for that reason. I don’t because food should be enjoyed for the sake of enjoying food. However, I am more than willing to give Masala Chai favor another try when it is buffered with oatmeal, pineapple, coconut, and even strawberries. Thank you for the idea!!

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