London Fog Latte Oatmeal -- A sweet and creamy breakfast recipe made with Earl Grey tea, milk, and vanilla. The perfect start, especially on those cold and gloomy mornings!
If you're a fan of rainy day mugs of tea, and hot bowls of oatmeal, you've arrived. This breakfast blends the best of both into one. I can already hear my awful English accent coming on...
This recipe was originally published in 2018, but has since been updated.
No, not the coat brand. Or the everyday weather of England. We're talking about the London Fog Latte. A.K.A an Earl Gray Latte. If you've never had Earl Grey tea, it taste like 2 PM at your great aunt's house.
Bergamot oil is what gives Earl Grey tea it's distinctive floral-y taste, and has it's way of making my inner spice girl come out whenever I pour myself a spot of it.
But seriously though, if it is a cold, rainy, and foggy day, name me a breakfast more afghan comforting than a cup of tea in hot oat form.
No, no. I'll wait.....
Ingredients you'll need to make this
- Earl Grey tea
- low-fat milk (or milk of choice)
- rolled oats
- vanilla extract
- sugar (or sweetener of choice)
Start by adding ½ cup of water to a microwave-safe bowl, or heat in a small saucepan over high heat on the stovetop until boiling. Remove from heat, and add 1 bag of Earl Gray Tea. Let the tea steep for 3-5 minutes before discarding tea bag.
Add tea to small saucepan (if using microwave method), as well as 1 cup of low-fat milk (or milk alternative), and ½ cup of rolled oats. Heat over medium-high heat until boiling. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until oats are cooked and thickened, or about 5 minutes.
Remove oats from heat, and add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 1 ½ teaspoons of sugar, or sweetener of choice, and stir to combine. Transfer to a bowl, sprinkle with cinnamon, and enjoy.
- Don't have time for the stovetop? Make the tea ahead of time with 1 tea bag, and ½ cup water, then add to a large bowl with the oats and milk, and microwave on high for 3-4 minutes.
- Adjust the sweetness to your liking, or add a little extra protein and healthy fats with a sprinkle of chopped walnuts or pecans, or dollop of Greek yogurt.
- Not a fan of Earl Grey? Swap out for any of your favorite teas instead.
Is this oatmeal gluten-free?
These oats can certainly be made gluten-free by using certified gluten-free oats ( I like Bob's Red Mill). They can also be made vegan by using a non-dairy milk alternative.
Can you make this in the microwave?
Yes! Start by making the tea by heating ½ cup of water in microwave-safe bowl or mug until boiling. Remove and steep tea bag. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine oats, milk, and tea, and cook for 2 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed and oats are cooked. Stir in vanilla and sweetener before serving, and top with cinnamon.
How long does this oatmeal last?
You can make ahead and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat in a microwave-safe bowl for 1-2 minutes, or until heated through. You may need to add more milk to thin out.
Money Saving Tips for this London Fog Latte Oatmeal
Buy in bulk. Purchase items you use often in larger containers like oats, cinnamon, and vanilla. Larger sizes tend to be more cost effective.
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