Desayuno de Avena Recipe (Oatmeal Breakfast)

Desayuno de Avena Recipe (Oatmeal Breakfast): A mixture of crunchy textures, delicious fruit and a touch of sweetness this is the perfect oatmeal breakfast.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Dominican
Keyword avena, easy, lighter
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 745kcal
Author Clara Gonzalez


  • 4 cups of rolled oats (not instant)
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup of coarse brown sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 9 cups of milk (use substitute if you wish)
  • 1 cup of fruit of your choice , sliced (bananas, strawberries, plums, etc)
  • 1/2 cup of sliced almonds or nut of your choice
  • 1 teaspoon of powdered cinnamon


  • Mix oatmeal, salt, half the sugar, cinnamon stick and milk in a heavy saucepan and let it rest for 5 mins.
  • Bring this mixture to a boil over medium heat. Start stirring to prevent it from sticking to the bottom.
  • When the milk has been absorbed and you obtain a soft porridge remove from the heat.
  • Serve in individual bowls, and garnish with the fruit and nuts, sprinkle with the remaining sugar and the cinnamon powder.


To make this according to the original Dominican recipe just skip the almonds and fruits. The original Dominican oatmeal is very simple (but with more sugar).
Use soy or almond milk for a lactose intolerant-friendly and vegan version.


Calories: 745kcal | Carbohydrates: 105g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 160mg | Potassium: 648mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 610IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 504mg | Iron: 5mg