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Oatmeal tamales, healthy and fluffy #MeatlessMonday

Tamales are one of the most representative foods of our gastronomy, their flavor and texture are some of the characteristics that make them so special and they are always a good idea. For this reason, we share this recipe for oatmeal tamales, on #MeatlessMonday

Whether at breakfast, lunch or dinner, there is no one who can resist this delicacy with a cup of ‘atole’ (cornflour drink).

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Where did the tamales come from?

Its history dates back to ancient times and its name comes from the name “Tamalli”, which means “wrapped” in Nahuatl. However, the country of origin of the tamale has been a subject of discussion for a long time. Almost all the ancient people of America agree that it was a fundamental part of their diet.

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But well, true or not, we are sure that its origin is 100% Mexican and today we share with you a recipe that. In addition to being delicious, is healthy, nutritious and has all the flavor of this exquisite Mexican snack.

Oatmeal tamales, healthy and delicious, all in the same dish

Today’s recipe is about some delicious sweet oatmeal tamales, and according to science, oatmeal is not only very complete. But, it far surpasses other more popular cereals. Both for its protein and healthy fat intake. In addition, it provides good amounts of vitamins and minerals.

On the other hand, believe it or not, tamales also have their benefits. Well, although many times we have been told that it is pure dough and that it is a high calorie food, this delight has incredible properties. First, they help regulate digestion thanks to the fact that it contains vitamin B1 and they are a rich source of energy thanks to the carbohydrates it contains. In addition, since it contains folic acid, it helps pregnant women to produce red blood cells.

There are no excuses! Now, we leave you the recipe for these fluffy and delicious oat tamales.


1 bunch dried corn husks

1 cup oatmeal

½ cup corn flour

1 teaspoon of baking powder

1 banana

90 grams of butter

1 spoon of vanilla

¼ cup milk

Sweetener, to taste

1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder

2 drops of pink food coloring

½ cup raisins

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HYDRATE the corn husks.

COMBINE corn flour, cinnamon powder, baking powder, and oatmeal. Save them for later.

CRUSH the banana.

ADD melted butter, vanilla, milk and sweetener to mashed banana; mix.

ADD a few drops of pink food coloring and mix.

COMBINE the dry ingredients with the liquid mixture.

ADD the raisins to the sweet tamale dough.

FILL the corn husks with the tamale mix and wrap.

PLACE tamales in a steamer.

COOK sweet oatmeal tamales for 40 minutes or until sheet comes off easily.

ENJOY these delicious sweet and healthy oatmeal tamales.

Note: to know if the dough is ready take a little of the mixture in a spoon and let it fall. If it falls suddenly, it has the perfect consistency. In case it is very dry, add a little milk or water.

You can substitute the sweetener for honey, but check the flavor before adding more.


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