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Chai Spiced Porridge

If you love chai tea then you are going to love this option. The addition of dates and pistachios also helps boost the fibre and protein content, keeping hunger at bay for longer.  
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Course: Breakfast
Keyword: chai, porridge
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 370kcal


Base Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cup oats, rolled
  • 1 2/3 cup water for more protein use milk instead
  • pinch salt, table

Additional Ingredients

  • 2 cm ginger, fresh
  • 2 pods cardamom
  • 1 whole star anise
  • 1 whole clove
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch nutmeg spice
  • 1/2 cup milk, skim
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp rosewater essence
  • 4 dates, medjool chopped
  • 1/4 cup pistachios chopped


  • Add the ginger, cardamom pods, star anise, clove, cinnamon and nutmeg to 1 cup of boiling water (this cup will substitute 1 cup of water from the base recipe). Allow to sit for 5 minutes. (NOTE: to make it easier to remove from the porridge later you may like to wrap these in a small piece of muslin cloth and tie with string.)  
  • Pour the spices along with the 1 cup of boiling water into a saucepan with the remaining base recipe ingredients (i.e. 1 1/3 cup oats, 1 2/3 cup water and pinch of salt). 
  • Add milk, honey and rosewater essence to the saucepan. Cook on low heat for 6-8 mins until it is cooked to a smooth consistency, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove the whole pieces of ginger, cardamom, star anise and clove.
  • Divide the porridge into 2 bowls. Top each bowl half of the dates and pistachios. Enjoy! 


Whole foods: 70%
1 serve of this recipe provides:
  • 1/4 serve protein 
  • 1 1/2 serve carbohydrate
  • 1/4 serve fat 
  • 1/2 serve fruit 


Calories: 370kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 106mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 17g | Calcium: 116mg

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