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Vegan Dirty Chai “Detox” Breakfast Bowls {Gluten Free}

  • Author: Lindsay Cotter
  • Total Time: 12 hr
  • Yield: 3 1x


These detox breakfast bowls are packed with antioxidants and protein to kick start your day. You’ll get a boost of energy from the dirty chai made with coconut milk! A gluten free, vegan, healthy breakfast.



Homemade Chai Mix:

  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cardamon
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground white or black pepper
  • pinch of sea salt

For the breakfast bowls:

  • 3/4 cup to 1 cup cooked quinoa or other gluten free cooked grain
  • 1 cup gluten free quick oats or 2/3 c rolled oats if you don’t have quick.
  • 2 tbsp  almonds  (slivered, whole, or chopped. Plus some for topping if desired)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1014 oz  non dairy milk – additional 4 oz will be for pouring over the bowl after.
  • 1 tbsp organic instant coffee or Espresso (see notes).

 Optional Toppings:

  • A sprinkle of  dark chocolate shavings or Cacao Nibs
  • 2 tbsp coconut flakes (unsweetened)
  • 2 tbsp coconut cream or yogurt of choice (vegan, greek, etc.) per bowl


  1. First place all your chai mixes in a bowl. Mix together.
  2. Next arrange your oats, quinoa, and almonds in a large bowl. Stir in your chai mix and maple syrup. Set aside.
  3. Heat up 12-14 ounces of non dairy milk. Stir in espresso until dissolved.
  4. Pour 10 ounces of the milk/espresso over the oats. More if you don’t want any espresso left for topping. I kept 3-4 ounces of the espresso latte mix to pour over each bowl once ready to eat.
  5. Place bowl in fridge for 2 hrs or up to 24 hrs overnight.
  6. Once the “detox” breakfast bowls have soaked, remove from fridge.
  7. Scoop 1/2 cup to 2/3 cup into bowls. Reheat bowl if desired or keep cold.
  8. Add a scoop of vegan yogurt or coconut cream (the thickened portion from the can of coconut milk) on top of each bowl.
  9. Pour 1 ounce additional milk espresso mix (latte basically) on top of each bowl to make it a “dirty chai.” Pour the brew hot or cold brew depending on personal choice. Both ways taste great!
  10. Sprinkle with coconut flakes, cacao nibs (or dark chocolate), and any additional almonds, spices, etc.


  • This instant organic coffee can be found at whole foods.
  • If you don’t have quinoa, just sub with more oats.
  • You can also replace the instant coffee with cocoa (unsweetened) if you want a decaf version or for kids!
  • Prep Time: 12 hr
  • Category: breakfast
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 bowl without toppings
  • Calories: 270
  • Sugar: 17 g
  • Sodium: 16.6 mg
  • Fat: 5.9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 49.9 g
  • Fiber: 5.8 g
  • Protein: 7.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: detox breakfast, dirty chai, healthy breakfast