Like my Chestnut Maple Oatmeal, this originally took inspiration from chestnut praline. In fact, I had heard of Chestnut Praline Lattes from Starbucks, and, despite the fact that I have no idea what that is or what it tastes like, I thought I should replicate it. I have been known to do that. ?
But then I saw it’s already been done, and I decided not to go through the trouble. What is praline, anyway? I don’t have time for that nonsense. We all know maple syrup is tastier anyway.
If you’re observant at all, you’ll notice this recipe is identical to my Chestnut Maple Oatmeal, with a modest addition of coffee granules. Boom. Easy adaptation.
Anyway, I still have half a jar of chestnut puree, and it appears to still be good. I didn’t expect it to last this long, truthfully. The question is, how will I finish it? Any other ideas for oatmeals I could make with chestnut puree??
If you want to know which recipe you should try first, I recommend this one. It’s more flavorful than the plain Chestnut Maple, for sure.
One more thing: If you want to make this a cheater version of Chestnut Praline, just use a caramel sauce instead of the maple syrup. Boom. Another easy adaptation. ?
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What you'll need:
- 1 cup milk of choice, or water
- 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1/3 cup (or more) grated zucchini or yellow squash (optional, but recommended)
- 2 rounded tbsp chestnut puree (I made my own; it's way cheaper!)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (or hazelnut)
- 1/2 tsp instant coffee granules
- 1 tbsp maple syrup (or another sweetener)
- pinch of salt
- pecans for topping
How to make it:
- Bring milk (I used 1/2 cup almond milk and 1/2 cup water) to a boil, add oats, and reduce heat to medium. (If you’d like to add a teaspoon of flax or chia seeds, do so now.)
- Add grated zucchini/squash (I grate mine while the liquid is heating up). Stir occasionally.
- Once more of the liquid has absorbed, add chestnut puree, vanilla extract, coffee granules, maple or other sweetener, and salt. Stir until puree is evenly distributed.
- When you’re pleased with the consistency of the oatmeal, transfer to a bowl. Top with another splash of milk, a sprinkle of chopped pecans, and another drizzle of maple or other sweetener.
Just an FYI:
Adapted from my Chestnut Maple Oatmeal.