One of my most favorite things about fall is the food! Warm and hearty and oh-so comforting, autumn is all about hot soup and crusty bread for dinner, and porridge with a steaming drink in the morning.
This recipe marries two of my greatest culinary pleasures: hot cereal and hot tea. I used Earl Grey because I was drinking a ton of it at the time, but i’d imagine all sorts of teas would work – from blacks to reds to herbal blends. You know what I always say, ‘Be creative, and have fun with it!’
Earl Grey Oatmeal For One
1 cup water
1 tea bag, Earl Grey (decaf optional) or other
1/2 cup standard stovetop (non-instant) rolled oats
Assorted toppings, like brown sugar or maple syrup, alt milk of choice, walnuts or pecans, raisins, etc.
In a small sauce pan, bring the water to boiling. Remove from heat and drop in the tea bag, allowing to steep for 5 minutes or more (you want it good and strong). Remove tea bag and bring back to a boil. add the oatmeal, reduce heat, and simmer until thickened and ready, about 3-5 minutes. Top with your favorite alt milk and sweetener (I like hazelnut milk and real maple syrup these days) and other accoutrements of choice.
Enjoy with tea and your favorite fluffy slippers!