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Mocha Hazelnut Oatmeal

15 min



One-bowl / one-pot

When you combine chocolate and hazelnuts, you immediately get a decadent, praline, Nutella-like taste that will make you feel like you're having dessert for breakfast. With instant coffee is added to the mix, it enhances the chocolate flavour and imparts an incredible mocha flavour.



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  • 2
    small bananas, sliced
  • ¼ cup (60 mL)
    unsweetened coconut yogurt*
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL)
  • 2 Tbsp (14 g)
    roasted hazelnuts, chopped (optional)
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  1. To a saucepan on high heat, add the oats, milk, cacao powder and instant coffee. Bring to a gentle boil, then reduce to a simmer for 7 - 10 minutes, stirring on occasion to prevent burning.
  2. Take the pot off the heat and stir in half of the chopped chocolate and all of the maple syrup (or to taste).
  3. Divide the oatmeal between the bowls and top with banana, coconut yogurt, hazelnut butter, roasted hazelnuts, and the other half of the chopped chocolate. Enjoy!


  • * Nutrition tip: aim to use plant-based milk and yogurt that is fortified with calcium.


  • Store the oatmeal, without toppings, in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.

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Grains & Starches 59%

old-fashioned rolled oats

Proteins 7%

hazelnut butter

roasted hazelnuts

Fruits & Veggies 34%

small banana


unsweetened almond milk

unsweetened coconut yogurt


dairy-free dark chocolate

hazelnut butter

roasted hazelnuts

Nutrition info

We believe that focusing on numbers can harm our relationship with food. Instead, our philosophy is to Nourish the Cells & the Soul. If you require specific nutrition information due to a medical condition, please consult with a dietitian or physician. The nutritional information provided is composed with the utmost care. However, we cannot guarantee the correctness of the displayed values, see also our disclaimer.

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Taya - Jan. 22, 2022, 2:04 p.m.

Thank you so much for your work! All recipes I tried turned out amazing, wholesome and delicious! Thank you also for mentioning not only cups but grams, it is really helpful!
Loved this porridge today for breakfast)) Coffee in a bowl isn't that a dream!?😍😍😍

PUL Team - Jan. 23, 2022, 8:07 p.m.

It means so much to hear, Taya! It's a dream indeed 😍🙌

Liz - Jan. 18, 2022, 11:19 a.m.

Sooo good! And usually not a fan of oatmeal, but this ticked all the boxes for me. Definitely happy that I kept the hazelnuts for the texture! Only thing is, this is very decadent so even after using the recipe for 1 serving I still had a lot left over.. so next time I'll use half of that (if the recipe still works then?)

PUL Team - Jan. 19, 2022, 5:18 p.m.

Hey Liz, we're happy to hear you enjoyed it! Our website currently doesn't support scaling the recipe down to half portion servings, but we've noted down the idea. It would be awesome to add it as a feature! Thanks for sharing! 😃

Happiest Housewife - Jan. 13, 2022, 9:28 p.m.

Dessert for breakfast indeed! So yummy! Super kid friendly too.

Hannah Riley - Jan. 7, 2022, 6:17 p.m.

Just made it, it's so delicious and this is by far the best oatmeal I've made! Can't wait to try out the rest of the oatmeals! Thank you so much 💝

PUL Team - Jan. 7, 2022, 9:34 p.m.

Awe we appreciate this so much, Hannah, thank you! We hope you enjoy the other oatmeals too 😃

Romane - Jan. 7, 2022, 10:39 a.m.

Just love it ! The topping added to oatmeal make it so tasty and decadent ! A great way to start the day and make my boydriend look at my breakfast with interested eyes (he is not found of oatmeal usually).

PUL Team - Jan. 7, 2022, 5:08 p.m.

So glad the oatmeal was enjoyed, Romane, it means so much ☺️

Martina - Jan. 3, 2022, 9:22 a.m.

Honestly the best oatmeal I have had in a loooong time. When I tried I I was like "it can't be real!" Thank you😍

PUL Team - Jan. 3, 2022, 7:04 p.m.

A massive compliment, Martina, thank you!

Louise Magnusson 🇸🇪 - Dec. 30, 2021, 8:40 a.m.

Thank you so much for your marvellous holiday oatmeals!! This is heavenly for any chocolate lover 😍 Although it’s quite dense, I enjoyed this warm breakfast slowly whilst looking out on a cold, white winter morning (20-30 cm of snow)☃️
I used chopped dark chocolate with an orange flavour that worked very well with the coffee. Considering the amount of bitter ingredients, it’s necessary to add some maple syrup for a proper balance. I topped my first mocha oatmeal with banana, little bit of chopped pecans, and Greek yoghurt. I’ll exclude nuts next time, as the chocolate was sufficiently filling🤣

PUL Team - Dec. 30, 2021, 3:43 p.m.

Hi Louise! A sincere thanks to YOU for sharing your experience with the oatmeal! The dark chocolate with hints of orange and other toppings sounds lovely 😍

Jane C - Dec. 29, 2021, 6:16 p.m.

Made this recipe the very first time on xmas morning for 7 people. Everyone loved the results! Tripled the recipe and reduced the cocoa (didn't have cacoa) powder, as this seemed plenty chocolatey. I used 2/3 cup cocoa instead of a full cup. Also reduced the instant coffee accordingly, using 5 instead of 6 tsp. I personally loved topping this with almond butter, plain full-fat Greek yogurt and a smattering of cacoa nibs - so good.

PUL Team - Dec. 30, 2021, 5:51 a.m.

We're so happy the oatmeal was enjoyed, Jane! Thanks for sharing the modifications 🙂

Charlotte - Dec. 29, 2021, 4:40 p.m.

I looved this!! Hazelnut, chocolate, coffee, coconut, oats; what was there not to like?? 😁 It gave me a good excuse to make some homemade hazelnut butter which I am a huge fan of and, as oats are my favourite thing to eat for breakfast, I always welcome different ways to prepare them. I will be making this breakfast again without a doubt!! ❤

PUL Team - Dec. 30, 2021, 6:08 a.m.

Woop woop! We're smiling from ear to ear, Charlotte - thanks for the very kind words 🌻

Ko - Dec. 29, 2021, 3:30 p.m.

Very rich and delicious! I love the strong chocolate flavour, thank you for all the yummy oatmeal recipes!

PUL Team - Dec. 30, 2021, 5:49 a.m.

Thanks a bunch for the lovely review, Ko!

Danielle - Dec. 28, 2021, 12:03 p.m.

So delicious. Added grated apple as sweetener then topped with natural yoghurt and a teaspoon of nut butter

PUL Team - Dec. 28, 2021, 6:49 p.m.

Mmm sounds lovely, Danielle, and we're so thrilled it was enjoyed!

Louise Magnusson🇸🇪 - Dec. 30, 2021, 8:45 a.m.

Thank you for your topping suggestion! I can imagine that apples are a wonderful combination with chocolate. I usually use canned pears (chopped up) for chocolate-containing oatmeals/overnight oats during the winter season

Anna - Dec. 27, 2021, 5:31 p.m.

This recipe calls for 1 tablespoons of maple syrup per serving, which is = 3.5 teaspoons of added sugar. How's that different from eating boxed sugared cereal or cocoa puffs?

PUL Team - Dec. 28, 2021, 2:18 a.m.

Hi Anna, thanks for sharing the question with us 🙂 The syrup helps add a delicious sweetness to the oatmeal, although you could totally omit it if desired. We personally enjoy the added fibre from the oats, healthy fats from the nuts, and nutrients from plant-based milk and yogurt to support our bone health. The higher fibre and protein also keep us feeling full and fueled for longer compared to traditional boxed cereals.

Boxed cereal might be more accessible to some, or serve to nourish the soul (…) on occasion, though, so we don't intend to label them as a "bad" choice by any means. If you're interested in learning more about our philosophy towards sugar and haven't already seen it yet, you might be also interested in our article here:…. We hope this helps for now, Anna ☺️

Naja - Dec. 27, 2021, 2:10 p.m.

Thank you for the delicious-looking recipe, I will try it out first thing tomorrow morning! However, something seems very off with your nutrition info: almost triple the amount of iron compared to calcium? 200 grams(!) of magnesium? 3 grams(!) of zink? 🙃

PUL Team - Dec. 27, 2021, 11:48 p.m.

Hi there, Naja - thanks a bunch for pointing this out to us, and apologies for any confusion it caused! The insight is super appreciated to help us improve. We've gone into the back end and have updated a typo that was overestimating the iron per serving. The dark chocolate, cacao powder, and instant coffee tend to be richer sources of magnesium which is contributing to the higher value in this oatmeal. We hope this helps for now and you enjoy the recipe if you're able to give it a try! Do let us know if you have any further feedback as well ☺️

Farzeen - Dec. 27, 2021, 2 p.m.

To me, this is the best oatmeal breakfast bowl, I didn't even try it out but will definitely try it.

PUL Team - Dec. 27, 2021, 11:22 p.m.

We hope you enjoy it, Farzeen!

Devika - Dec. 26, 2021, 12:46 a.m.

This was delicious, thank you!

Adelaide - Dec. 24, 2021, 4:35 p.m.

Incredible as always! You are such an inspiration

PUL Team - Dec. 25, 2021, 6:21 p.m.

Aw you're too kind, Adelaide, thank you ☺️

Miriam - Dec. 23, 2021, 11:25 p.m.

Semplicemente fantastica! Ti adoro 🥰🥰🔝🔝