I’m one of those weird people that loves the colder weather. I live in New England, how could I not, right?! The colder weather makes me crave a warm, slightly more indulgent breakfast. This oatmeal latte absolutely satisfies that craving. It’s a hearty oatmeal made with milk, with more milk, and coffee. If you’re like me, at first glance you’re like oh! ….. then slowly transition into that Brittney Spears GIF which is more like a whaaat ….
Spoiler alert – it’s delicious. I will say it’s involved. For those of us who do not have a fancy milk frother (or melon baller, see this post for more on that), you do have to get creative. But I promise, cross my heart, it’s worth it. Not only does it satisfy that warm indulgent breakfast, there is coffee involved. Any way that I can ingest extra coffee is a win for me! I sweetened mine with maple syrup to give it a more New Englandy flair. I must say it was rather delightful.
- Place oats and milk in a saucepan and heat over medium low heat. Add in the salt, and cinnamon. Stir to combine. Meanwhile, froth the milk. To do that, pour some milk into a mason jar. Cover and shake (sing Taylor Swift's Shake it Off while you do this) Remove the cover and microwave for a few seconds (like 20). Cover and shake again until you have mostly foam.
- When the oats are done cooking, remove from the heat. Add maple syrup, vanilla, and some of the frothed milk. Spoon into a mug and top with remaining foam. Sprinkle with additional cinnamon and then top with granola or cereal of choice.
Slightly adapted from How Sweet Eats.