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Many say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. With this chai chia oatmeal, it is! We grew up on cream of wheat, so this is an upgraded version of that cereal. Chai chia oatmeal does not lack in flavor, nor texture. We remember this type of breakfast being bland and mushy. Not this one! And don’t even get us started on the endless list of nutritional benefits. Loving the grapefruit flavor from this recipe? Try our grapefruit rose fizz!

chai chia oatmeal

how to make chai chia oatmeal


  • 1 C chai (black tea concentrate)
  • 1 C rolled or old fashioned oats
  • 2 C oat milk
  • 1 T honey
  • 1 T chia seeds, plus more for topping
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1 grapefruit, supreme
ingredients for chai chia oatmeal


Heat a medium size pot on medium to high heat. Add the oat milk, chai, and honey. Stir to combine and cook for two to three minutes. Next add the oat and chia seeds, and lower heat to a simmer. Cook for five minutes, then remove the pot from heat, and stir in the vanilla extract.

While the oats are cooking, supreme the grapefruit by trimming the ends, slicing off the peel and pith in sections, then cutting along the membrane of the grapefruit to release segments. Set aside until oatmeal is ready.

Pour the cooked oatmeal into a preferred bowl. Garnish with grapefruit slices and additional chia seeds. Buon Appetito!

notes for chai chia oatmeal

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This recipe calls to supreme a grapefruit.

What does that mean? In the culinary wold, citrus segments are called supremes. This process gets rid of the membranes between the wedges and the bitter white pith.

We recommend using a 5-inch utility knife when cutting citrus supremes. This allows for cleaner cuts and more control.

chai chia oatmeal


Hi there, 
We are Elise and Evan and we're so glad you are here! Cheffing up tasty bites and sips is our love language and we are very happy to share these recipes with you. We both have valuable restaurant experience and have learned a thing or two about making tasty bites and sips. Through Carnelian Cooks we are sharing all of our tips and tricks! Please provide a comment or feedback below on any recipes that you give a try. 

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