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Avena Caliente Dominicana / Dominican Avena

You know it's fall the minute the aroma of warm Avena travels through your home. Growing up "Avena caliente" as most Dominicans call it was a staple in our home. It was either a breakfast option with a toasted piece of bread or maybe just a late-night dinner option for those days in need of comfort.

Every household has its version of Avena caliente, Some leave their oats soaking in water overnight to reach a softer consistency others blend whole oats for a faster cooking process. No matter which way you decide to make it you will enjoy it. Here I have shared with you the way my mother did it for me and hope you can too enjoy it with your loved ones. Let's make Avena cliente.


Avena Dominicana

  • 2 1/2 tazas de leche

  • 1 taza de agua

  • 1/2 taza de avena

  • 2 ramas de canela

  • 3 dientes

  • 1 cucharadita de vainilla

  • 1 cucharada de azúcar

  • 3 cáscaras de lima

  • Pizca de sal

Dominican Avena

  • 2 1/2 cups of milk

  • 1 cup water

  • 1/2 cup oats

  • 2 cinnamon sticks

  • 3 cloves

  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • 1 tbsp sugar

  • 3 lime peels

  • Pinch of salt


  1. To a blender add milk, water, oats, and salt blend for 2-3 minutes.

  2. Add avena mixture to a pot and bring to a boil add cinnamon, lime peel and vanilla

  3. Simmer for 3-4 minutes and lastly add the sugar. Enjoy.

Watch me make it:

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