February 14, 2022

Dirty Chai Latte Oatmeal

Dirty Chai Latte Oatmeal is a cozy, comforting winter breakfast inspired by a coffeeshop treat. 

This Dirty Chai Latte Oatmeal is warm and warming - a bowl of hot, spiced oatmeal is a delightful way to ease into a cold winter morning. With a kick of espresso and lots of chai-inspired spices, there’s no lack of flavor in this oatmeal. It’s just right as-is, without any extra toppings. Sweet from brown sugar, plus a touch of added richness from half-and-half, this oatmeal is best eaten curled up in your favorite fluffy blanket. 

Plus, January is National Oatmeal Month! I had to be sure to acknowledge this nutritious grain. Oatmeal is a great way to start your day thanks to its high fiber content. The espresso powder in this Dirty Chai Latte Oatmeal is a nice pick-me-up, too! You might not need that second cup of coffee today. 

Ingredients assembled for Dirty Chai Latte Oatmeal
Assemble your ingredients.

Stages of preparing the oatmeal on the stove
Simmer the old-fashioned oats until tender, then add the remaining ingredients.

Dirty Chai Latte Oatmeal served in a white bowl next to a cup of coffee, an orange, and a book with glasses on top
Serve immediately, ideally wrapped up in a cozy blanket.

Dirty Chai Latte Oatmeal

Dirty Chai Latte Oatmeal is a cozy, comforting winter breakfast inspired by a coffeeshop treat.


Kira Freed - The Joyful Plateful











1 3/4 cup water

Pinch salt

1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats

2 Tbsp. brown sugar, packed (or maple syrup)

1 1/2 tsp. espresso powder

1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp. ground cardamom

1/4 tsp. ground ginger

1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg

1 tsp. vanilla extract

2 Tbsp. half-and-half (or other creamy plant-based milk)


  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring water to a boil. Add the pinch of salt. Add oats, and stir to combine. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 5 minutes, until oats are tender and water is absorbed. Turn off the heat. 
  2. Add remaining ingredients, except for the half-and-half, and stir until well incorporated. Stir in the half-and-half. 
  3. Serve immediately, and enjoy!
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