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!
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.
You don’t need many ingredients for this recipe. You probably already have most of them in your kitchen right now. They include:
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 will add some creaminess
You could substitute this with a can of sweetened condensed milk which would also add some creaminess to the oat horchata.
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.
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.
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.
How to serve oatchata
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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.
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Oatchata or oat horchata is a delicious way to make horchata using oats.
- 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.