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Avena, or Mexican Oatmeal, is creamy and delicious. Full of milky yumminess that will keep you fuller, longer throughout the day. - By Mama Maggie's Kitchen
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Mexican Oatmeal, or "Avena"

Avena, or Mexican Oatmeal, is creamy and delicious. Full of milky yumminess that will keep you fuller, longer throughout the day.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4
Calories: 204kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add water and cinnamon stick in a medium-sized saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil and let simmer for about 4 minutes.
  • Add salt and oats. Stir frequently until the water has been absorbed.
  • Add the milk and sugar. Stir to combine.
  • Serve and top with bananas, if using.
  • Enjoy!

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Notes

Some people will add more milk and have it like a hot drink. 
To do this, you will need to add more sugar. This is to taste. Start with 1 tablespoon and adjust from there. 
For a vegan version: use coconut milk or almond milk. 

Nutrition

Calories: 204kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 212mg | Potassium: 234mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Calcium: 173mg | Iron: 1mg