Breakfast/Brunch, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Lightened Up, Low Sugar, Vegan, Vegetarian

Latte Oats for Breakfast

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I haven’t posted an oatmeal recipe in a while. I’ve recently gone back to steel-cut oats to switch it up from my traditional and usually stock old-fashioned oats. I also have an important PSA: if you don’t have a milk frother, go out and buy one. It’s life-changing. That’s a gross hyperbole, but I have noticed I’m quite excited every morning before my cup of coffee. I’ve been using one by Nepresso that does both cold and hot foam. Full disclosure that I received this as a present, but it’s wonderful nonetheless. Adding frothed vanilla almond milk interestingly tastes like marshmallows. While not a “latte” in a traditional sense, Cinnamon Oatmeal Latte are a delicious alternative to your sweet or savory oats, and another way to invigorate your morning.

Ingredients (serves 1).

  • 1/4 c steel cut oats *
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 T burcha (optional)
  • 1 T cinnamon protein powder (optional)
  • 1/4 c strongly brewed coffee *
  • 1/2 c unsweetened vanilla almond milk + extra to froth *
  • 1 t maple syrup or sweetened to taste (optional)
  • Coconut flakes and cinnamon sugar to top
* NOTE: if you prefer old fashioned oats, use 1/2 c oats to 3 T coffee to 1/3 c almond milk.

Directions.

  1. In a microwavable bowl, combine oats, cinnamon, salt, burcha, protein powder and mix well. Pour almond milk and coffee over oats and stir.
  2. Heat the oatmeal according to package directions. (Heat in the microwave on 50% power for 2 min and then for an additional 3 min on high power. You may need to adjust the time depending on the type of oats used, i.e. steel-cut vs old-fashioned.)
  3. Top with frothed almond milk and drizzle with extra coffee and maple syrup. Sprinkle with coconut and cinnamon sugar.
  4. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Like oatmeal recipes? Try more under “Hot Oats & Cereals” in Breakfast or look for baked oatmeal or overnight oats.


Nutrition for 1 serving (including 1 T burcha, 1 T protein powder, and 1 t maple syrup).
247 calories  •  6.4 g fat (24%)  •  35.6 g carbs (59%)  •  10 g protein (17%)  •  6.6 g fiber  •  5.3 g sugar  •  144.4 mg sodium
* These are estimates based off specific products I used and how I entered ingredients in a fitness tracker. This is completely subjective and used to give a rough nutritional estimate.

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