*This guest blog post is written by The Pinole Project
What is Pinole?
Pinole is made out of Non-GMO heirloom maize (or corn, as most know it). The dried maize is
then ground and mixed with spices, such as cinnamon. Sometimes chia seeds or sweeteners,
such as piloncillo (unrefined whole cane sugar) are added.
Pinole is still eaten today by the Tarahumara, an indigenous community living in Northern
Mexico. Known for their long-distance running abilities, they call themselves the Rarámuri,
which, in their native language, means “light feet” or “runners on foot.” To fuel their long runs,
the Rarámuri consume Pinole. You can learn more about Pinole here.
Meet Pinole Chia Oatmeal
My grandmother added Pinole to her slow-cooked oatmeal, called avena, to give it an extra
boost! Her recipe inspired Pinole Chia Oatmeal. Packed with 10 grams of fiber & loaded with
plant protein and 2500+ omega-3’s, it’s the breakfast upgrade!
We use nutrient-rich ground heirloom corn, harvested from Mexico’s independent, sustainable
farms. Oats, chia seeds, and other powerhouse ingredients are then added to provide a high
quality breakfast or pre/post-workout meal.
Pinole Chia Oatmeal is available in three delicious flavors: Peanut Butter & Cacao, Original, and
Banana Cinnamon. Available on Amazon as well.
So easy to make before you go to sleep. Just mix 1⁄2 cup of pinole chia oats with 1 cup milk or
water in a jar and put it in the fridge overnight. It’ll be so easy to enjoy on the go the next
morning. We especially love chilled Overnight Pinole Chia Oats during the hot summer.
We can’t wait for you to try Pinole Chia Oatmeal!
Pinole Chia Oatmeal Cookbook. 35+ Pinole Chia Oatmeal Gluten-Free & Vegan Recipes!
Baked oats, Overnight Oats, Pancakes, Cookies, Smoothie Topper, Waffles, and Granola!
These are just some of the delicious meals you can make with Pinole Chia Oatmeal.