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  • Writer's pictureCecilia Tupac

Leche de Avena: A Rich and Delicious Oat Milk Recipe

Leche de Avena Recipe: Oat Milk

Nutritious and rich in flavour, this oat milk is the perfect plant-based option for those looking for alternatives to cow's milk. Whether you're looking for a quick and easy breakfast or want to try something new, learn how to prepare this simple oat milk recipe below.

What is Oat Milk?

Oat milk is a non-dairy drink made from whole oats. Its creamy texture and numerous health benefits has elevated this plant-based beverage to a global level, and it's consumed both as an alternative to cow's milk and as a quick and easy breakfast option.

It's a relatively easy dish to prepare, simply by blending oats with water and adding sweeteners for extra flavour. In Peru, it's typically consumed at breakfast and is commonly served with a sandwich or wrap like a "tortilla de huevos".

Why is Oat Milk Healthy?

Not only is oat milk a very practical and delicious drink, but it also offers numerous health benefits:

  • Rich in Fibre: With twice the dietary fibre than cow's milk, consuming oat milk has been linked to enhanced gut health and digestion.

  • Full of Vitamins and Minerals: Whilst it doesn't contain the wide range of nutrients as cow's milk has, it does contain vitamins such as thiamin and folate, vital for energy production, as well as numerous minerals.

  • Free from Common Allergens: One of the reasons for oat milk's popularity is that its naturally free for common allergens such as lactose, soy and nuts.

How to prepare Leche de Avena

To prepare Leche de Avena (Oat Milk), follow the step-by-step instructions below:

  1. Blend: Add the oats into a blender with water, cinnamon, vanilla essence and a touch of honey. Blend until smooth and creamy.

  2. Strain: Pour the blended mixture through a fine-mesh sieve, to remove any small bits.

  3. Serve: Serve in a cup with your favourite sandwich or wrap.

Leche de Avena Recipe

If you prefer a visual guide for your recipes, watch the video below:

Oat Milk Ingredients:

Oat Milk:

  • 1 1/2 cups of water

  • 1 cup of water

  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla essence

  • 2 tablespoons of honey Tortilla:

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 tomato

  • 1 small onion

  • 4 tablespoons of peeled carrot

  • 6 spinach leaves

  • 1 tablespoon of flour (optional)

  • Salt, pepper, oregano to taste


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