This easy, aromatic chai porridge with passion fruit takes ordinary breakfast oats to a completely new level. Ready in under 10 minutes! You might also like my healthy homemade muesli recipe.
What is Chai?
As wholesome and warming as porridge undeniably is it can get a little monotonous. So I thought I'd spice it up a bit with one of my favourite flavour combinations - chai. Chai tea is a beverage originating in India, made by brewing black tea with aromatic spices, often served with milk. These spices typically include cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and nutmeg.
Chai tea has in recent years also become popular in the West and all major supermarkets usually carry a selection of instant chai teas. I am not a massive fan of ordinary black tea, but spicy chai tea, with its refreshing warming aroma, is a far more exciting beverage. If you have never had it I recommend you give it a try.
How to make chai porridge with passion fruit
Porridge is a simple and easy to make breakfast and this chai spiced porridge is no exception. Simply place all the ingredients (not the passion fruit) in a saucepan, bring to the boil, then cook gently for about 3 minutes until the porridge is thick and creamy. Stir through the passion fruit, sprinkle over a little demerara and enjoy!
Some chai tea recipes also use black peppercorns and I thought they would be a great addition to my chai spiced porridge. It's really up to you how peppery you'd like your porridge to be. A good pinch of pepper was enough for me.
Although I wanted to add a kick to my chai spiced porridge recipe, it wouldn't really work just as a savoury dish so I added a bit of sugar to it too. The crunchy, zingy passion fruit sprinkled on top completes this ultimate energy boosting, delicious wake-me-up porridge recipe.
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Chai Porridge with Passion Fruit
- 1 cup porridge oats
- 1 cup water
- ¾ cup milk of your choice
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ⅓ teaspoon each ground ginger, cardamom, cloves, nutmeg
- A good pinch of fine sea salt and black pepper
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- Demerara sugar for serving
- 4 passion fruit
- Combine the oats with the water, milk, spices and 1 tablespoon of sugar. Bring to boil, lower the heat and cook for 3 minutes stirring often. Serve with passion fruit and a sprinkling of demerara sugar. Makes 2 servings.
*Nutritional information is automatically generated and should be considered as an estimate.
**A note about baking: If using a fan-assisted oven refer to your appliance's instructions and adjust the temperature accordingly.