Atole de Pinole


This morning I ran out in a rush but had to run right back in to grab a sweater because it was actually chilly outside! I have been waiting for fall since September! The weather here in the metro Atlanta area is very bipolar; we’d get a bit of wind, some tropical storms, but never any signs of fall approaching… until today. Due to the chilly weather finally making it’s appearance, I spent the rest of the day craving something warm, but not just anything, something delicious, something like atole! Atole is a traditional hot beverage of Mesoamerican origin. It’s very popular around fall and winter, and reminds me of the festive days in Mexico (which makes my heart happy).

I was (beyond) excited to find all of the ingredients to make Atole de Pinole at home! This was my first time making it using almond milk so I was a little hesitant at first, but whoa- it is delicious! I sat outside as I took in the fall air and watched cars pass by while sipping on my warm atole. Today has been an awesome day to say the least.

Cook time: 10-15 minutes | 3-4 Servings


– 1 Cinnamon stick
– 2 Tbs of sugar
– 3 Cups of almond milk
– 4 Tbs of pinole
– 2 Cups of water


1. In a small pot, boil the cinnamon stick, sugar, and one cup of water over medium/high heat. Stir constantly. 
2. Once it comes to a boil, add in the almond milk.
3. Meanwhile, add the pinole in a separate cup of water and stir it well, then set it to the side. (This only takes about a minute, make sure to keep an eye on the atole). 
4. Stir the atole (almond milk mix) constantly . Once it comes to a boil, add in the pinole mix and continue to stir constantly. Stirring it constantly prevents it from sticking to the pot.  When it comes to a final boil, move it from the stove and ENJOY!
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