This Earl Grey Mulberry Overnight Oatmeal features Earl Grey tea accented with Bergamot orange essence, cardamom, and mulberries. With very little prep time, this is a cozy way to enjoy your oats on a cold morning!
Overnight oatmeal is nothing new, but no one can argue that it’s one of the simplest and most delicious ways to enjoy oatmeal, making it a great go-to breakfast choice to try in new ways. Oats can be transformed into something magical and delicious for the morning time by simply adding spices and different liquid ingredients (milk, tea, juice, etc.) instead of plain water for an easy way to jazz up a morning bowl of whole grains.
Oats are also full of nutrients that make them an excellent choice for the winter months. Earl Grey Mulberry Overnight Oatmeal is my new favorite way to enjoy overnight oats as the days start to turn a little cooler and it’s also easy to prepare!
Earl Grey Mulberry Overnight Oatmeal
To make this recipe, Earl Grey tea can be steeped in cold water for an hour or you can brew the tea beforehand, let it cool down, and then mix the cooled tea with the oats.
Why Earl Grey tea? Black tea is uplifting plus it adds the most warming flavor to oatmeal, even when chilled in overnight oatmeal. Earl Grey tea is also made with Bergamot orange essence which adds a delightful citrus appeal that works just perfectly in oatmeal since the citrus adds a great breakfast element.
Want warm oatmeal in winter instead of overnight oatmeal that’s chilled in the fridge? No problem! Simply brew your tea as normal and cook the oatmeal in the tea instead of letting it sit overnight in the fridge with chilled tea.
Finally, a hint of warming, light, and slightly sweet cardamom adds the perfect bit of essence. Sweet and chewy mulberries (also a great source of vitamin C) serve as the perfect garnish. Feel free to add cinnamon, ginger, and any other warming spices you enjoy to your oatmeal.
Oh, and let’s not forget—a drizzle of pure maple syrup on top adds the perfect finish!
- 1/2 cup rolled or quick-cooking oats (not steel-cut)
- 3/4 cup of chilled Earl Grey tea (made with 1 cup water, 1 tea bag)*
- 2 tbsp dried mulberries (or your favorite dried fruit)
- 1/8 tsp cardamom
- Optional: dash each of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg
- Optional: 1 tsp chia seeds or ground flax seeds
- 2 tsp pure maple syrup for topping (or your favorite sweetener)
- To make the tea, simply let the tea bag steep in chilled water at least one hour or let brewed tea come to a chilled temperature before mixing in the oatmeal.
- When the tea is chilled, stir the oats into the tea along with the cardamom and additional spices if using.
- Next stir in the mulberries and let the mixture sit at least 6 hours in the fridge or overnight.
- When ready to eat, top with pure maple syrup and enjoy!
Chef Home Tip: If you prefer to enjoy your oatmeal warm, simply brew the tea, let the tea bag steep for 1 minute, then remove the tea bag and stir in the oatmeal. Add in the spices, the mulberries, and top with maple syrup to enjoy.
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