With Mother’s Day coming up on Sunday here is a corker of a breakfast creation that you and the kids can prepare to make mum’s breakfast in bed even more special this year. Combining the delicious flavours of chai, oats and sweet baked pears topped off with a drizzle of raw honey and cinnamon this creation will seriously satisfy Mum’s tastebuds without a whole lot of effort (or cost) being required on your behalf. Win, win!
This recipe was simply made for all the Mothers out there. Quite literally. When I was thinking about what breakfast I would like my gorgeous cherubs to whip up without wreaking havoc in the kitchen for my Mother’s Day ‘surprise’ my mind went straight to a steaming bowl of creamy porridge and a lovely cup of tea. OK, so in part my mind went to porridge because it is a one pot wonder that doesn’t take many culinary skills to create meaning I wouldn’t be required to get out of bed to instruct them how to make it; secondly because I was thinking about minimising the collateral damage of my 3 boys (husband included) in the kitchen who often leave a trail of washing up in their wake; and thirdly I wanted something that doesn’t spill easily when the boys not doubt decide to all clamber into bed with me on the morning to share in the delight that is breakfast in bed.…..So there in came about the idea of tea infused porridge! The addition of chai infused milk takes plain old porridge to a new taste sensation.
I like to use almond milk for this recipe as it adds a rich, nutty depth of flavour, however if you only have dairy milk in your house on Mother’s Day, that will work equally as well. Be sure to finish the dish off with oven baked pears or berries for a touch of sweetness and a large dollop of yoghurt and a sprinkle of cinnamon to take this dish to a whole other level.
So here you have it…..a fuss free, spill proof, nutritious and delicious brekkie in bed creation for your special Mum for Mother’s Day.
- 2 teaspoons of chai tea mix (loose leaf)
- 1 teaspoon of honey
- 1.5 cups of almond milk
- 1 cup of rolled oats
- Baked Pears
- 1 ripe pear (cut in half)
- 1 teaspoon of honey
- Sprinkle of cinnamon
- Combine tea mix, honey and milk in a small saucepan and gentle heat over low-medium heat until warmed through and infused (5 minutes).
- Meanwhile, whilst the tea is infusing, cut the pear in half, drizzle with honey and sprinkle with cinnamon and place in a moderate oven (180˚C) to bake for 15 minutes, until softened.
- Next, strain the milk through a tea strainer to remove the loose leaves and then combine oats and milk in the same saucepan and heat gently over low-medium heat, stirring frequently until you achieve a creamy consistency. The milk will absorb into the oats so it is important to stir, otherwise it will clump.
- Transfer to a lovely serving bowl, top with the baked pears, drizzle with some more honey and sprinkle with cinnamon and add a dollop of yoghurt if you wish. Enjoy!
Stephanie Meades is a Health and Wellness Coach at Life Wellness Co. For more wholefood inspiration and tips on living your best life, visit www.lifewellnessco.com or facebook/lifewellnessco. and Instagram lifewellness_co.