I’m a huge fan of chai tea lattes. They are one of my favorite drinks to get at coffeehouses. This vanilla chai baked oatmeal takes chai to the next level. It is a warm and delicious baked oatmeal recipe that smells heavenly while it’s baking. While some chai tea lattes tend to be spicy this vanilla chai baked oatmeal recipe is very mild in flavor. The spices pair very well with the oatmeal for a hearty breakfast.
I think this is the perfect recipe for any time but it is especially nice during the holidays. Having a warm and filling breakfast liked oatmeal is perfect on a cold and dreary day. It is the perfect way to warm up!
Another reason why I love this recipe is because you can use almost any type of milk. This recipe works great with regular milk, almond milk, soy milk, and even coconut milk. I made this baked oatmeal for a friend who just had her baby and I was easily able to make it dairy free for her since her baby is lactose intolerant and she is breastfeeding. I love taking baked oatmeal to friends and family who have just had a baby. It’s easy to whip up and I can add some cut fruit for a fabulous breakfast to bring over.
What ingredients are needed for this recipe?
To make this chai baked oatmeal, you will need:
- Quick cooking oats
- Vanilla extract
- Brown sugar
- Baking powder
- Baking soda
Although it seems like a long list of ingredients, mostly you will be reaching in your spice cabinet. This is a super easy recipe, if I’m up early enough I can easily make it on a busy weekday morning or I can prep this oatmeal in the fridge the night before. The recipe is also pretty flexible and you can use almost any milk (regular, almond, soy, coconut, etc.) and the recipe will still be delicious.
How long do I bake this oatmeal for?
You will want to bake this oatmeal for 30 to 35 minutes at 350 degrees.
Can I prep this recipe the night before?
This recipe is perfect for prepping the night before which is one reason why I love to make this recipe during the busy holiday season. You can mix the ingredients in a large bowl, transfer it to a greased casserole dish and then leave it in your fridge overnight to bake the next morning. You may want to add a few minutes to the baking time since it will be baking from a colder temperature.
What toppings go on this oatmeal?
You can eat this oatmeal as is and it will be fabulous. Raisins and honey also go great on this oatmeal. If you like a soupy oatmeal, you can serve this oatmeal with warm milk poured over. You can also serve this oatmeal with fruit on the side.
Vanilla Chai Baked Oatmeal
- 8 x 8 casserole dish
- 2 cups quick cooking oats
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 2 tbsp white sugar
- 1 ½ cups milk (coconut, almond, or soy all work fine as well)
- 2 eggs beaten
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp nutmeg
- ¼ tsp cardamom
- ¼ tsp all spice
- ¼ tsp ginger
- ½ tsp salt
- Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees and spray a 8 x 8 pan with non-stick spray.
- In a large mixing bowl combine all the dry ingredients. Stir well to distribute the spices evenly.
- Next add in the wet ingredients and stir very well with a large spoon until everything is well mixed.
- Spread into an 8 x 8 pan. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until set in the middle.
- Serve with honey, raisins, or extra milk, if desired.