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Let's celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a yummy breakfast recipe and café, shall we?
During these challenging times, nothing comforts me like an excellent Puerto Rican breakfast, a nice cup of coffee to keep me going, and a to-do list. So how can a busy mom of 4 kids get motivated every morning and gets her day started?
With a great Puerto Rican breakfast and a nice cup of Café Bustelo coffee. That's how I do it.
Breakfast is an essential part of my day, and as a mom, I need to ensure that I have the energy and that my brain is functioning.
One of my favorite Puerto Rican breakfasts is Avena. Avena is a recipe my grandmother would make for me as a child when I sneak up through my home's back gate and walk to her house.
She only lived a few feet away from us and always expected me. She would get her old pot out and make me her famous Avena served with coffee.
Yes, we drank coffee at a very young age, as this was the cultural norm back then! However, as an adult, every time I make this Puerto Rican-style oatmeal, Avena, it reminds me of good times and grandma.
Every morning, I grab my to-do list, start breakfast early, and enjoy a cup of coffee. Of course, I have always said that I am a Café Bustelo coffee drinker. I seriously stock up on this coffee because I am an avid coffee drinker.
How to Say Oatmeal in Spanish
Saying “oatmeal” in Spanish is actually quite simple: just say “avena”(a·ve·na)! This word comes from the Latin word for “oat,” avena sativa. While you might not see oatmeal on many Spanish menus, it's a popular breakfast food among Spaniards.
In addition to being quick and easy to prepare, oatmeal is also very healthy. It's a good source of fiber and vitamins and can help lower cholesterol levels. If you're looking for a tasty and nutritious breakfast option, try making some avena for yourself!
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Why do I enjoy drinking Café Bustelo?
Café Bustelo has this bold and rich flavor that stands up to milk and sugar that I love. It's a high-quality Hispanic coffee that reminds me of home!
The good news for all of us who love café is that you can find Café Bustelo in various forms at Target. You can find ground, whole bean, brick, K-Cup® Pods, and even instant.
So wake up tomorrow morning, create this yummy Avena, enjoy it with a cup of Café Bustelo, print this to-do list printable, and get your day going on the right foot!
Puerto Rican Avena Recipe
For this Puerto Rican breakfast favorite, we used evaporated milk, which my grandma used to add! But, of course, you can also use whole milk and add as much sugar and cinnamon as you would like!
It would be best if you continued to stir to ensure that the oatmeal doesn't become lumpy. Also, if the texture is not the same as Puerto Rican, you can grind the oats in a blender or small food processor, which will do the trick!
- 1 3/4 cup milk or evaporated milk
- 1 cup of oats
- Dash of salt
- 1 tbsp margarine
- Sugar to taste
- ground cinnamon (to taste)
- In a medium saucepan add milk, salt, butter, cinnamon, sugar and bring
to a boil.
- Lower heat to medium and add oats.
- Stir occasionally and cook until oats are cooked.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 387Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 216mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 5gSugar: 13gProtein: 14g
This calcualtions might not be accurate.
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