Sweetened Corn Gruel

Atole Dulce

Preparation info
  • 5 to 6

    servings (about 6 cups )
    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Food and Life of Oaxaca: Traditional Recipes from Mexico′s Heart

By Zarela Martínez

Published 1997

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A simple sweet atole is customarily flavored with canela. I prefer to bring out the cinnamon flavor by simmering sticks of canela in water, then adding the masa harina to the hot infusion as directed below. The mixture will not be as smooth-textured as an atole started with cold water, so I like to strain it before serving. If you wish to eliminate this step, let the canela infusion cool to room temperature and proceed as for Atole Blanco, adding th