Oatmeal Latte – the perfect breakfast for coffee lovers! Creamy brown sugar & cinnamon oatmeal topped with espresso and foamy steamed milk
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I’m legitimately mad I ever made this.
I’m serious. It makes me angry. Because this is the MOST DELICIOUS breakfast I’ve ever had and I’ve made it three times this week and I can’t stop. BUT! It’s oatmeal! So that’s healthy, right? And coffee has been proven to be good for you. And it’s vegan! So it’s basically a health food, right? Right. And also? It gives me a crazy caffeine rush without having to down five cups of coffee and that’s a miracle.
Let me explain what this is. Basically, you make brown sugar & cinnamon oatmeal, plop it in a mug, top it with hot espresso (or strong coffee, whatever you have on hand), add some steamed milk, and voila. The most delicious breakfast you’ve ever had. Trust me, it sounds crazy. But it WORKS. And you can customize it to your own coffee preferences. You can add more coffee, less coffee, more milk, more sugar, flavored syrups, etc. Maybe throw in some pumpkin spice or some chocolate syrup, the list really goes on and on.
This drink-breakfast hybrid originates from a small coffee shop in Colorado. It blew up after Bon Appetit wrote an article about it and I remember when that article came out and how intrigued I was by it. Thankfully Jessica from How Sweet Eats made a copycat recipe and it’s incredible. Please go look at her post because not only does she have a video explaining exactly how to make it, but her photos are beautiful.
Oatmeal Latte (Vegan)
- 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1 1/4 cup nondairy milk divided
- pinch of salt
- big pinch of cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 1 1/2 Tbsp. brown sugar
- 2 shots of espresso or 2 ounces of very strong coffee
- handful of granola
- Add oats, 3/4 cup of nondairy milk, and salt to a small sauce pot.
- Cook until creamy, about 5-10 minutes. Remove from heat and mix in the vanilla, cinnamon, and brown sugar.
- Add the oatmeal to a coffee mug. Pour the espresso (or coffee) over the oatmeal.
- Steam the remaining 1/2 cup milk and pour over the coffee.
- Sprinkle granola over top. Enjoy!
Recipe adapted from How Sweet Eats – “Oatmeal Latte“
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