Chai-spiced oatmeal with caramelized apples

Chai spiced oatmeal with caramelized apples

Chai spiced oatmeal with easy coconut caramel apples is the kind of delicious, healthy breakfast dreams are made of. Great for making ahead as well. 
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword caramelized apples, easy breakfast recipe, oatmeal
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 315kcal
Author Alida Ryder


  • 4 cups rolled oats
  • 8 cups water
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp butter/coconut butter
  • ½ cup cream/coconut milk
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 cardamom pods, crushed
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg

For the caramelized apples

  • 2 tbsp butter/coconut butter
  • 6 apples cored and chopped
  • 3 tbsp coconut sugar
  • ½ cup cream/coconut milk
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Combine the oats, spices, water and salt in a medium-sized pot and bring to a simmer. 
  • Allow the oats to simmer for 15 minutes stirring every few minutes, until the water has been absorbed and the oats are almost cooked through. 
  • Stir in the butter and cream/coconut milk and turn off the heat. Cover with a lid and allow to steam for 10 minutes. 
  • For the caramelized apples, melt the butter in a frying pan then add the apples. 
  • Cook the apples until golden brown then add the sugar and cream/coconut milk and vanilla extract and allow to cook until the sugar has dissolved and has formed a thick sauce. 
  • Serve the chai-spiced oatmeal with the caramelized apples and a dollop of yogurt. 


Calories: 315kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 97mg | Potassium: 292mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 250IU | Vitamin C: 6.3mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 2mg