Spicy Cinnamon Tea Infused Oatmeal
Spicy Cinnamon Tea Infused Oatmeal is cooked in our Hot Spicy Cinnamon Made with Organic Black Tea for a healthy warming jumpstart to your morning breakfast routine.
If you want to eat a heart healthy breakfast and enjoy a little tea but don’t have loads of time, eat a tea-infused oatmeal and kill two birds with one stone! You are going to love this Spicy Cinnamon Tea Infused Oatmeal as it is super easy to make, caffeinated and you can customize your oatmeal any way you desire. As a matter of fact, you can use any of our teas to flavor your oatmeal. Some of our favorite teas to infuse oatmeal are…Hot Spicy Cinnamon Made with Organic Black Tea
Overdrive Chai Organic Black Tea
Spicy Chocolate Chai Organic Pu-erh Tea
Vanilla Matcha Organic Green Tea
Coconut Chai Organic Rooibos Tea
Prep Time: 5
Cook Time: 1 minute for instant oats or 5 minutes for old fashion oats
- 2 cups water
- 4 sachets or 4 heaping teaspoons of loose leaf Hot Spicy Cinnamon Made with Organic Black Tea.
- 1 cup instant oatmeal or old fashion oatmeal
- 1/8 teaspoon salt (hold if following a low sodium diet)
- Toppings as desired (honey, dates, pomegranates, fresh fruit, brown sugar, cinnamon, raisins, nuts, cream or non-dairy of choice, etc.)
In a medium saucepan, add water and bring to about 205 degrees F (96 degrees C).
Remove saucepan from the burner and steep Hot Spicy Cinnamon Made with Organic Black Tea sachets or loose-leaf tea for 3 minutes. Remove sachets or loose-leaf tea from the saucepan.
If making instant oats, add the oats to the tea, remove the saucepan from the burner, stir and leave sit for one minute.
If making old fashioned oats, add the oats and continue to simmer for about 3 to 5 minutes until thick and bubbly.
Garnish Spicy Cinnamon Tea Infused Oatmeal as desired. There are so many different ways to flavor your oatmeal. However, we chose to top ours with chopped dates, pecans, sprinkle of cinnamon, a drizzle of honey, coconut milk and pomegranate seeds.
You can eat your recipe hot and delicious or make a batch as overnight oats recipe. Just cover and reheat in the morning for an easy breakfast on the go.
Did you know that coronary artery disease (CAD) is listed as the number one cause of death in the US, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)? Heart health is not something you should take for granted. In order to keep that little ticker of yours running smoothly, your dietary choices matter.
Heart Health and Oats
According to a study performed by Wu et al, they evaluated cardiovascular markers on 716 patients who consumed oats on a regular basis vs those that did not. Patients taking oat fiber were found to have lower serum levels of LDL, total cholesterol, triglycerides and lower inflammatory markers values compared to those patients that did not eat oats on a regular basis. They determined that if you eat at least 3 grams per day of oat β-glucan, you can reduce your LDL cholesterol up to 10% and reduce the risk of Cardiovascular disease by 20%.
Heart Health and Organic Black Tea
Our Organic Black Teas are rich in antioxidants in the form of polyphenols. These polyphenols protect your heart from oxidative effects. You can learn more about this in our post about the Benefits of Drinking Tea Everyday. Databases were searched from 1994 to 2004 by Gardener et al. They found the risk reduction for coronary heart disease decreases if you drink at least 3 cups per day. In addition, improved antioxidant status was found in those that drink at least one to six cups of black tea per day. However, very interesting to note that if you add milk or cream to your black tea, the positive effects of polyphenols in black tea are reduced.
If oatmeal is part of your morning routine, grab yourself a delicious bowl of cardiac loving Spicy Cinnamon Tea Infused oatmeal with the power of antioxidants and be good to your heart.
Hungry for More?
If you enjoyed our overnight oats recipe, explore our Tea Recipes for more delicious ideas.