Monday, January 18, 2010

Mocha Crunch Oatmeal

As soon as I saw this recipe, I KNEW I had to make it. It had everything I love, in one bowl. Chocolate, espresso, steel cut oats, almonds, and nutella. Okay, so the nutella was my addition, and WOW was it a good one. With a stir of my spoon I got a breakfast that tasted borderline like a dessert, but was rich, healthy, and filling.


Mocha Crunch Oatmeal

Serves 2-4. Adapted from TheKitchn


3 cups water
1 cup steel-cut oats
pinch of salt
2 teaspoons instant espresso
2 teaspoons cocoa powder
1 tablespoon sugar or agave nectar, (or amount of a zero calorie natural sweetner of your choice)
Toppings (optional): chocolate chips, chopped nuts (I used these cocoa roast almonds), nutella, cream or milk


Bring water to a boil. Stir in oats, salt, espresso and cocoa powder. Bring back to a boil and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer uncovered for 20 to 30 minutes, stirring frequently, until the oats reach your desired consistency. Remove from heat and stir in the sweetener. Transfer to bowls and add toppings.

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21 Responses to “Mocha Crunch Oatmeal”

  1. 1
    Tasha - The Clean Eating Mama — January 18, 2010 @ 2:19 am

    Amazing! I am in chocolate heaven!

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    themilkmanswife — January 18, 2010 @ 8:03 am

    Holy yumminess!Now that is my kind of breakfast!

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    kristina — January 18, 2010 @ 8:22 am

    I have been both oatmeal and nutella crazy lately. Wow – it's like you read my mind. I am making this tomorrow morning!

  4. 4
    Jamie — January 18, 2010 @ 9:57 am

    This does sound delicious seeing as how my chocolate tolerance is now sky high. I bet the MaraNatha dark chocolate almond butter would be fantastic with it too!

  5. 5
    Erin — January 18, 2010 @ 10:04 am

    What a perfect breakfast! This looks delicious!

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    Suzanne — January 18, 2010 @ 3:36 pm

    HOLY MOLY! That looks awesome! ๐Ÿ™‚ I'll be having this for breakfast VERY soon!

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    CAPow — January 18, 2010 @ 4:15 pm

    that looks DELICIOUS!! I don't know if I could make that and not HAVE to have it for breakfast EVERY day!

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    Zoe Tattersall — January 18, 2010 @ 5:42 pm

    YUM! Talk about not having to feel guilty about dessert!

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    Karly — January 18, 2010 @ 6:00 pm

    Now this is the type of oatmeal I could eat for breakfast! Delicious!

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    Erin — January 18, 2010 @ 10:34 pm

    Holy cow! That looks so good! I had instant oatmeal this morning, and I was thinking as I ate about how I need to make oatmeal from scratch instead of eating the not-so-natural packets. Maybe this is a good place to start!

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    Lauren — January 19, 2010 @ 8:24 am

    I love the idea of adding espresso powder to oats for an extra morning jolt. Genius!

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    Kathleen — January 19, 2010 @ 7:31 pm

    This looks like the perfect breakfast

  13. 13
    Jessica {The Novice Chef} — January 20, 2010 @ 1:42 pm

    THIS LOOKS AMAZING! I seriously think I just drooled on my screen! YUM!

  14. 14
    Amanda — January 21, 2010 @ 10:53 am

    I'm in chocolate heaven! This will sure satisfy my sweet tooth.

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    Natalie (The Sweets Life) — February 2, 2010 @ 10:49 am

    just got some steel cut oats…now I know what I’m doing with them!

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    Nicole — February 11, 2010 @ 9:31 am

    thank you for the lovely morning treat!
    i added peanut butter instead of nutella since i had it on hand and honey instead of the sugar – delicious!

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    The Curious Baker — March 16, 2010 @ 4:49 pm

    This looks great! Not quite breakfasty, maybe more dessert? I’ll have to try it out soon!

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    Dawn Hutchins — March 17, 2010 @ 11:11 am

    I have been doing baked oats and thought of nutella but haven’t done it yet. I will add this to the list as this looks amazing!

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    Savvy Baker — April 2, 2010 @ 5:17 am

    Thanks for the great idea! BTW, awesome blog. I just discovered it last week. Your photos are amazing. – Liesl

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    Courtney — January 15, 2012 @ 10:24 am

    I just made this and absolutely loved it! It was my first time trying steel cut oats, and the texture is so much better than rolled oats. Not to mention, who can’t get behind chocolate for breakfast? ๐Ÿ™‚

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