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Agua de Avena (Oat Water)

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!

Agua de avena

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)
  • water
  • 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.

horchata de avena

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.

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 water.

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.

a pitcher of oat water.

This recipe makes about 3 liters.

We like to drink it served over ice.

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

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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 is an agua fresca made from oats. Not only is this beverage delicious it is also healthy.
Agua de avena is an agua fresca made from oats. Not only is this beverage delicious it is also healthy.
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Agua de Avena

Agua de avena or “oat water” is a delicious and healthy agua fresca.
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
Agua de Avena
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.
agua de avena is spanish for oatwater. Its healthy and pretty yummy as well. #oats #beverages #drinks
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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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