Easy Chai Oatmeal recipe using DIY Chai Seasoning

Spiced Vanilla Chai Oatmeal

Be swept away on a culinary adventure to India, as you dive into a creamy bowl of wholesome oatmeal perfectly flavored with a blend of black tea, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and vanilla. T Gluten-free and Vegan Options. 
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chai Oatmeal
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 200kcal
Author: Kristen Chidsey


For the Spiced Vanilla Chai Oatmeal

  • 2 black tea bags
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons chai seasoning
  • 2 cups old fashoned oats
  • 2 teaspoons ground flax seed optional
  • 3 cups milk of your choice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Homemade Chai Seasoning

  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon all spice


For the Chai Seasoning

  • Mix all the spices together and store in air-tight container for up to 3 months. 

For the Chai Oatmeal

  • In a medium saucepan, bring water, milk,  chai seasoning and tea bags to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer for 2-3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds so milk does not scold. 
  • Discard tea bags and stir in oats.  Cook until thick, about 5 minutes. Stir in vanilla extract and serve. 


  • Use any milk you like.
  • In place of a black tea bag you can use a chai flavored tea. I would still add in 1/2 to 1 teaspoon chai seasoning for flavor. 
  • If you don't want to make chai seasoning to have on hand, use 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, cardamon, and all spice and a pinch of cloves. 
  • To keep this gluten-free, be sure to use gluten free oats. 
  • Nutrition facts are based on using almond milk.
Nutrition Facts
Spiced Vanilla Chai Oatmeal
Amount Per Serving
Calories 200 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Sodium 251mg 10%
Potassium 163mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 31g 10%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Protein 6g 12%
Calcium 26.2%
Iron 12.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.