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Oatchata (Oat Horchata recipe)

This delicious and refreshing oatchata is perfect during the hot summer months but it’s always delicious no matter the time of year. If you like my recipe for agua de horchata then you will most definitely like this recipe. Give it a try!

Glasses of oatchata.

What is oatchata?

Oatchata is simply horchata made with from oats. You may have also heard it referred to as oat horchata, oatmeal horchata or agua de avena which translates to “oat water”.

If you’re looking for a recipe for horchata without rice then this is the recipe for you.

Horchata can also be made with strawberries also known as strawberry horchata.

Oats aren’t just for oatmeal. Horchata with oats will soon become one of your favorite ways to consume the grain.

Ingredients needed

You don’t need many ingredients for this recipe. You probably already have most of them in your kitchen right now. They include:

Oats

Old fashion oats are best for this recipe.

Mexican cinnamon stick (broken into pieces)

Mexican cinnamon sticks are also known as “canela”. You’ll want canela for your oatchata.

Evaporated milk

Evaporated milk will add some creaminess

Sugar

You could substitute this with a can of sweetened condensed milk which would also add some creaminess to the oat horchata.

Mexican vanilla

This for adding a hint of vanilla flavor which really compliments this Mexican oat drink.

Is oat water healthy?

Oat water can be healthy depending on the ingredients used.

It can help reduce cholesterol and can even help you lose weight.

However, the recipe I’m sharing today isn’t healthy.

If you’re looking for more of a healthy drink I recommend reducing the amount of sugar you use.

Some omit it completely. You can even omit the evaporated milk.

Cups of oatchata.

How to make horchata with oatmeal

Put the oats and broken cinnamon stick in a bowl and top with 6 cups of water.

Let it soak for a couple of hours.

soaking oatmeal and cinnamon stick in a bowl.

Transfer the oats, cinnamon stick and soaking water to the blender and blend until smooth.

You can do this in two batches if your blender isn’t big enough.

Then strain it into a pitcher using a fine mesh strainer.

Discard the solids.

Straining oat horchata.

Next add the sugar, vanilla, evaporated milk and 2 cups of water to the blender and blend until smooth.

Strain the mixture into the pitcher. Add an additional 2 cups of water to the pitcher and stir.

This recipe makes about 3 liters.

A pitcher of oatchata.

How to serve oatchata

This drink is best served over ice. It goes great served with carne asada or spicy foods such as chicken tinga tostadas or picaditas.

For more recipes using oats try my atole de avena and strawberry banana oat smoothie.

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Oatchata recipe

This oatchata recipe is super easy to prepare and it’s so good!

I hope you’ll give it a try and I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we do.

Let me know what you think of it in the comments below.

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A cup of oat horchata garnished with ground cinnamon.
Agua de avena is an agua fresca made from oats. Not only is this beverage delicious it is also healthy.
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Oatchata

Oatchata or oat horchata is a delicious way to make horchata using oats.

Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword agua de avena, horchata de avena, oat water
Prep Time 2 hours
Servings 16 servings
Calories 118 kcal
Author Carissa

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of old fashioned oats
  • 1 mexican cinnamon stick broken into pieces
  • 10 cups of water
  • 12oz oz evaporated milk
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 tbs Mexican vanilla

Instructions

  1. Soak the oats and cinnamon stick in 6 cups of water for a couple of hours.

  2. Transfer the oats, cinnamon stick, and water to a blender and blend for 1-2 min. Do this in two batches if your blender is too small.

  3. Strain into a pitcher using a fine mesh strainer and discard the solids.

  4. Add the sugar, vanilla, evaporated milk and two cups of water to the blender and blend until smooth. Strain into the pitcher. Add two more cups of water to the pitcher and stir.

  5. Serve over ice. Refrigerate any leftover.

Nutrition Facts
Oatchata
Amount Per Serving
Calories 118 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 31mg1%
Potassium 103mg3%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 51IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 68mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Agua de avena is an agua fresca made from oats. Not only is this beverage delicious it is also healthy.
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Friday 30th of April 2021

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daisy

Monday 22nd of March 2021

can i anotger sweetner other tha sugar

Erika

Saturday 23rd of November 2019

This a great recipe for breastfeeding moms. It improves lactation just add ajonjoli (seasame seeds) and let those soak with the oatmeal

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Monday 6th of May 2019

Great recipe, thanks for sharing it! We made a half batch and it turned out just the way I remembered it. Will definitely be making it again.

Carissa

Wednesday 22nd of May 2019

I'm glad you liked it!

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