Avena de Calabaza

This is a sponsored post with Quaker and The Kroger Co. for the Better Together program where they are excited to donate $25,000 to feed families in need by donating to Feeding America!

Avena de Calabaza


Avena de Calabaza

(receta en ingles y español)


Nothing says I love you more than a warm bowl of avena.  My mami always flavored ours with cinnamon and lots and lots of good for your body milk.  I make it for my gals at least twice a week, they love it too! This week I decided to mix it up a bit and add the flavors of Fall ~ Calabaza (pumpkin).

Pre-Halloween fuel this avena (oatmeal) taste of sweet pumpkin pie without all the fuss in mixing, baking and cranking on the oven.  Crunchy oats simmered in silky milk and pumpkin puree transforms this stand by breakfast treat into a special Halloween treat.  When Quaker and Kroger asked me to create a recipe to celebrate the kick-off of the new program Better Together (read more about this great project below~) I just knew I had to feature a special avena for the occasion. This morning as I made this avena ~ it only made them even more excited to step out tomorrow night, fully dressed in their spooky costumes and raid the neighborhood for sweets!

This avena is sure to get any kiddo excited for a night of fun. I devour it for pure strength, face it parents we are going to need it!

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal - Avena de Calabaza



Avena de Calabaza

Yield: serves 2


  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 tsp agave, honey or sugar
  • pepitas (optional)


  1. Place all ingredients except pepitas in saucepan on stove top.
  2. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until all milk is absorbed, about 5 minutes. Taste for sweetness and add more sweetener of choice if needed.
  3. Garnish with pepitas.


Oatmeal + Milk= A Winning Combination filled with delicious and nutritious benefits!

Quaker-Better Together2



Quaker has partnered with The National Dairy Council and The Kroger Co. Family of Stores who are all about bringing families together and making it easy on Mom when shopping for the perfect pairings to make bonding with the family-Better Together. This partnership is pleased to bring you the Better Together program, where oatmeal and milk join forces to inspire delicious recipes that help make your family moments better when you are together.

Making your oatmeal with milk provides a good source of protein

To welcome the fall season and encourage family bonding, Quaker is sharing easy recipes involving oatmeal and milk, which provide a good source of protein, for you to share with your loved ones.

But that’s not all- Quaker and The Kroger Co. Family of Stores are donating $25K to Feeding America through its Tweet for a Cause initiative!

For a nutrient-rich start to your morning, make oatmeal with low-fat milk. You will not only get calcium from both, but also fiber and iron from the oatmeal and protein, potassium and vitamins D, A and B12 from milk!

Quaker encourages you to show support by tweeting a picture of you and your family enjoying your oatmeal + milk creation by including @Quaker and #BetterTogether in your tweet!

For more information on Better Together + Tweet for a Cause, please visit: Quaker
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Avena de Calabaza

Yield: sirve 2


  • 1/2 Taza avena
  • 1 Taza de leche
  • 1/3 Taza de puré calabaza
  • 1/2 Cucharadita pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 Cucharadita agave, miel o azúcar
  • Pepitas (opcional)


  1. Colocar todos los ingredientes en una cacerola menos las pepitas.
  2. Cocer a fuego medio, revolviendo de vez en cuando hasta que toda la leche se absorbe, aproximadamente 5 minutos.
  3. Agregar más agave, miel or azúcar si es necesario.
  4. Adorne con pepitas.





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