As already mentioned, the chai spices are most commonly blended with black tea, and I’ve always just loooved spicy chai teas! However, this time I wanted to try whether my favourite tea flavour would pair well with something else too. Surprise surprise, I ended up trying it with my favorite meal a.k.a. breakfast porridge and it turned out just as I expected! In this recipe, the strongest flavours are cinnamon and cardamom, whereas the nutmeg just gives the porridge a little spicy “kick”. I figured that these spices would go best with blueberry (I just needed to add obligatory berries in the recipe heh), because it is mild enough not to cover the wonderful chai taste. Besides, blueberry gives the breakfast a pretty purple color and breakfast just tastes 1000x better when it also looks beautiful…so here’s for you fellow chai tea lovers:
Blueberry Chai overnight porrij
What you will need:
1/2dl rye flakes
1/2dl spelt semolina (Finnish: manna) or spelt flakes
1dl blueberries (I used frozen ones)
2dl oat milk
1tbsp chia seeds
pear, dates, coconut
How to do it?
- First start by making your “blueberry milk”: blend your oat milk with the blueberries with a processor until smooth. If you use frozen blueberries let them warm up a bit first but no need to thave completely.
- Next combine all your dry ingredients (not the toppings) in your overnight jar.
- Then blend in your blueberry milk, let the porridge sit for a couple of minutes, then stir once more and place in the fridge for at least a couple oh hours to build up but preferably overnight.
- In the morning, top with sliced pear, dates and coconut, enjoy & imagine being in India (or then skip the last part).