Healthy baked chai oatmeal cups are a great way to take oatmeal on the go. You’ll love how easy they are to make and the cozy chai flavor.
Oatmeal is one my favorite things to have for breakfast. I LOVE it, but for busy mornings when I’m running to a workout class or a meeting I need something I can take on the go and oats just aren’t very portable. Eating a bowl of hot oats while driving — risky business. Packing a bowl of hot oats to eat once you arrive to your destination — definitely not a good idea, unless you like cold, gluey oats.
That’s where these baked oatmeal cup come in handy. You can make them ahead of time, reheat and enjoy. They’re super portable and you eat them just like you would a muffin.
I’ve made plenty of baked oatmeal cups before, but this chai version is a little different, in a good way.
These cups are made with REBBL’s Ashwagandha Chai elixir, which is a blend of creamy coconut milk, chai spices and the super-herb, ashwagandha.
Ash wag and ha, what?!? Let me explain a little.
Ashwagandha is an Ayurvedic adaptogenic herb.
Ayurveda is a holistic, alternative medicine system developed in India thousands of years ago. You’ve probably heard people talk about their dosha or toss around the words vata, pitta and kapha. Their talking about the mind-body classifications used in ayurveda.
And adaptogens are herbs that are those that help the body adapt to physical and emotional stress. They have a normalizing effect and are non toxic. Ashwagandha is a widely known adaptogen and is used to help support sustained physical endurance, improved cognitive function, recovery and relaxation. <– Reduced stress? I’m in!
REBBL’s ashwagandha chai drink is delicious and tastes like an iced chai latte — it doesn’t taste medicinal or herby at all — but you get all those benefits I mentioned above. I love having it in the morning or as an afternoon pick-me-up, but it works perfectly in recipes, like these chai oatmeal cups as well.
If you’re a chai lover, you will go wild for these cups! They smell amazing while they’re baking (kind of like the holidays) and they taste delicious. You’ll love the spice blend of cinnamon, cloves, ginger and cardamom as well as the crunchy pecan topping.
I shared a few of these cups with Maria, but most of them were devoured quickly by me. They’re delightful reheated in the toaster oven with a little almond butter drizzled on top! I hope you enjoy them as much as we do.
Thank you to REBBL for sponsoring this post and thank you for supporting brands that make EBF possible. As always opinions are my own.