This delicious and refreshing agua de avena 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!
What is agua de avena?
Agua de avena is spanish for oat water. Yes, oat water.
You may have also heard it referred to as oat horchata or horchata de avena.
Oats aren’t just for oatmeal. Oat water is an absolutely delicious way to use oats.
All you need to make this recipe are just 6 ingredients.
You probably already have most of them in your kitchen right now. They are:
- old fashion oats
- Mexican cinnamon stick (broken into pieces)
- evaporated milk
- white sugar
- Mexican vanilla
Is oatmeal water healthy?
Yes, oatmeal water can be healthy depending on the ingredients used.
It can help reduce cholesterol and can even help you lose weight.
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.
How to make it
Put the oatmeal and broken cinnamon stick in a bowl and top with 6 cups of water.
Let it soak for a couple hours.
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.
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.
We like to drink it served over ice.
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Horchata de avena
This agua de avena 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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Agua de Avena
- 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
Soak the oats and cinnamon stick in 6 cups of water for a couple of hours.
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.
Strain into a pitcher using a fine mesh strainer and discard the solids.
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.
Serve over ice. Refrigerate any leftover.