Top Ten Tuesday: Tea Steeped Overnight Oatmeal

Top Ten Tuesday: Tea Steeped Overnight Oatmeal

For a Southern girl, I don’t drink a lot of sweet iced tea. Don’t get me wrong; it’s tasty on a hot summer day. I just would rather have a steaming cup of hot lemon tea. Or peach tea. Or green tea.

One thing is for sure though. I LOVE overnight oatmeal. No matter what type of tea you prefer, tea steeped oatmeal is a unique way to add new flavor to a classic breakfast food.

Here’s the basic recipe:


  • Water
  • 1 tea bag
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Mix-ins


  • Bring water to a boil and pour 1/3 cup into a mason jar.  Add tea bag and let sit at least an hour.
  • Add 1/2 cup oats, 1/4 cup milk, and “mix-ins”
  • Seal jar and shake vigorously.
  • Refrigerate overnight.
  • Remove tea bag from the oatmeal mixture before eating (if preferred, this can be warmed in the microwave before eating).

**If you prefer to make your oatmeal in the morning, boil 3/4 cup of water with tea bag and 1/4 cup milk.  Reduce to low heat and add oatmeal.  Cook for approximately 5 minutes.  Transfer to bowl and add mix-ins.


1. Orange Tea Steeped Overnight Oatmeal.

  • Black pekoe-cut tea
  • 2 tbs. raisins, chopped
  • 1/2 orange, slicedteasteeped


2. Green Tea and Nectarine Overnight Oatmeal

  • Green tea
  • Nectarine, pitted and chopped



3.  Dark Citrus Overnight Oatmeal

  • Orange spice tea
  • Grapes



4. Tart Tea Overnight Oatmeal

  • Lemon tea
  • Dried cranberries



5. Pomegranate Punch Overnight Oatmeal

  • Pomegranate Tea
  • Cucumbers



6. Plum Spiced Apple Overnight Oatmeal

  • Apple Spice Tea
  • Plums



7. Calm Carrot Cake Chamomile Overnight Oatmeal

  • Chamomile Tea
  • Shredded Carrots
  • Cinnamon



8. Minty Morning Overnight Oatmeal

  • Mint Tea
  • Pineapple

**This may sound like a weird combination.  I was leery of it, but don’t be afraid.  It is actually really refreshing!



9.  Prominent Pumpkin Overnight Oatmeal

  • Earl Grey Tea
  • Canned Pumpkin
  • Cinnamon




10.  Relaxing Honeydew Overnight Oatmeal

  • Chamomile-Mint Blend Tea
  • Honeydew, cubed



What is your favorite tea flavor?

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