The oatmeal latte might be the most ingenious food hybrid yet. A breakfast that fills you up and caffeinates you at the same time is essentially the solution to every busy-morning problem, right? If it’s not on a coffee shop menu near you, don’t worry: we figured out the easiest way to hack it at Starbucks, and it’s pretty life changing. It’s not a drinkable latte, but it’s an upgraded bowl of oatmeal with a boost from shots of espresso and steamed milk. If you love the pure taste of espresso, I’d recommend adding two shots, but stick with one if you don’t love the bitter flavor. Starbucks’s oatmeal comes with brown sugar and nuts, so you can customize the level of sweetness to your preference. You can take the oatmeal on the go and then add the toppings when you get home or to work. Ready to become a morning person? Here’s how to order it.
How to order it
Order an oatmeal and ask the barista to use steamed milk instead of hot water. I ordered soy, which worked just as well as dairy; you could even use coconut milk. Order one or two shots of espresso and ask if they can add it on top (if they can’t, just order them separately and add it yourself). Let your oatmeal cook for a few minutes, and top with the brown sugar and nuts when you’re ready to eat.
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