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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.



15 min


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  • 1
    banana, sliced
  • ½ cup (120 mL)
    unsweetened coconut yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL)
  • 1 Tbsp (8 g)
    roasted unsalted hazelnuts, chopped (optional)


  1. To a saucepan, add the oats, milk, cacao powder, and instant coffee. Bring to a gentle boil, then reduce to a simmer for 7 - 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Take the pot off the heat and stir in half of the chopped chocolate and all of the maple syrup and salt.
  2. Divide the oatmeal between the bowls. Top with banana, yogurt, hazelnut butter, hazelnuts, and the remaining chopped chocolate. Enjoy!


  • Nutrition tip: aim to use plant-based milk and yogurt that is fortified with calcium.
  • 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 70%

rolled oats

Proteins 7%

hazelnut butter

roasted unsalted hazelnuts

Fruits & Veggies 23%



unsweetened almond milk

unsweetened coconut yogurt


hazelnut butter

roasted unsalted hazelnuts

Nutrition info

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Marike - March 11, 2023, 3:33 p.m.

This recipe is so damn good - I make it multiple times a week! I actually omitted the yogurt at first, but once I did add it, I noticed it really rounds out the other flavors.

PUL Team - March 11, 2023, 9:34 p.m.

Aw thank you, Marike 🤗

Anki - Feb. 18, 2023, 8:32 a.m.

It was so quick to make and felt like a cheat meal but wasn’t really so I want to add this to my regulars 😍 love coffee and Chocolate combo with oats

Suz - Feb. 12, 2023, 12:11 p.m.

Delicious 😋 I left out the coffee because I’m not a big coffee fan however it was still amazing. I am stuffed! I won’t need to eat again for hours.
I recently discovered your site & although I’m not vegan I just adore eating a plant based diet as I feel it is so nourishing & tasty.
You are definitely bringing out best that nature can offer with your excellent recipes!
I love that you focus on all aspects of health & not just how we can feed ourselves with yummy plants. Your YouTube videos are so informative - educating people about good nutrition should be taught in schools. Sadly it is not, but thankfully we have people like you guys at Puck Up Limes sharing your wisdom with the rest of us. Thank you!

PUL Team - Feb. 12, 2023, 9:59 p.m.

Awe thank you for taking the time to share the very kind words, Suz, it means so much 🥰 beyond happy to hear the PUL content is being enjoyed!

Seonaid Halkyard - Feb. 9, 2023, 8:39 p.m.

My son loves this. Minus the coffee, tastes like Nutella. So pleased I found you on YouTube

PUL Team - Feb. 9, 2023, 11:12 p.m.

So happy to have you in the PUL community, Seonaid ☺️

Hannah - Jan. 8, 2023, 9:50 p.m.

This is my new favourite oatmeal recipe! I didnt have hazelnuts and it was still delicious as is (obviously, it's chocolate). I chopped up frozen mango to mix in and it helped to make it sweeter. I'm excited to mix and match fruits and nuts with this one, and I would also add just a bit less cocoa powder for personal preference😊

PUL Team - Jan. 9, 2023, 9:37 a.m.

Thanks so much for sharing, Hannah, and yummm - sounds like it'd be delicious with mango!

Alex R. - Nov. 15, 2022, 7:03 a.m.

I have NEVER used coffee granules in ANY dish ever and never got to try it because i remember that in my childhood i hated it but THIS recipe changed my whole outlook on it ! What a amazballs recipe !

PUL Team - Nov. 15, 2022, 2:44 p.m.

It means so much, Alex, so happy to hear 🤗

Orlanne - Sept. 23, 2022, 7:52 a.m.

Such a nice, comforting and intense recipe. It's going to be definitely a weekend treat! I didn't use any sweeteners and the banana (very ripe one I must say) did the job 🍌 maybe next time, I will put less cocoa powder though

PUL Team - Sept. 23, 2022, 4:56 p.m.

Aw we're so glad it was enjoyed, Orlanne, thank you!

Glamor Girl - Sept. 20, 2022, 4:26 a.m.

Hi Sadia … I’m am in love with ur recipes .. I had the Mocha Hazel Nut Oats …. today … was so goood .. definitely my go to brekkie once a week .. love all ur recipes .. tried the Miso Savoury Oats was divine .. I had it with cherry tomatoes and avacado as I did not have radish .. loved it . Congratulations…🥳👏🌹Hope hubby spoils u heaps.. love ur smile and bloops… so cute … Thanks for the book referral… Really good ones … Wish u could send u a pic of my oats ..
All the best .. Thanks for the delicious recipes … and info on proteins etc.. God Bless… u for ur hard work …

PUL Team - Sept. 21, 2022, 11:18 p.m.

Hey there, Glamor Girl, aw thank you so very much for the very kind words and support. We'd love to see pictures on Instagram with the hashtag #pickuplimes or tag @pickuplimes. You can email us a copy at [email protected] as well 💛

Hk - July 19, 2022, 5:08 p.m.

Very good

Tiffany - June 3, 2022, 3:07 p.m.

This dish tastes absolutely phenomenal and is extremely satisfying. It keeps me full for a while and it's now in my rotation of breakfast options.

PUL Team - June 4, 2022, 2:55 a.m.

Oh we appreciate it so much, Tiffany, thank you:)

Barbara - April 14, 2022, 10:54 p.m.

This is soooo delicious, chocolatey and comforting!

In fact, it reminds me very much of my grandmother's stovetop chocolate pudding. (Homemade, not boxed. I suspect it was a recipe from the Great Depression.) So thank you for the blast from the last as well as a filling and warm breakfast for these cooler Canberra mornings. ☺️

PUL Team - April 15, 2022, 5:23 a.m.

Hey Barbara, we're so glad the oatmeal was enjoyed! What a special connection to the recipe too 🥰

Chris - April 11, 2022, 10:21 p.m.

I love the fact that you have the option to change the number of portions, works perfectly when preparing things for one.
Keep up the great work, you make such delicious recipes.

PUL Team - April 12, 2022, 1:15 a.m.

We're so thrilled the new website features are being enjoyed, Chris, it means so much!

Azim - April 1, 2022, 6:33 p.m.

It is awesome 👌

Annuzza Bella - March 29, 2022, 6:33 p.m.

This is the second PUL oatmeal recipe I have tried…with success! I have never been an oatmeal fan; however, this recipe is super-delicious and versatile. I suffer from SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth) and am allergic to chicken eggs. That being said, I have skipped breakfast for many years. Now that I am well into my 40s and the body changes that go with that, breakfast has become non-negotiable and FIBER is a must. Thank you VERY much for this recipe! It is filling and the cocoa powder makes it feel like a hearty dessert. I like that it isn’t too sweet and that I can add-in different fresh/dried fruits to adjust the sweetness. Another bonus to this recipe is how long I feel satiated after eating. Part of the issue with SIBO is impaired gut motility, so my doctor has me waiting 4 hours between meals (no snacking). This allows my sluggish system enough time to move a meal through properly. Usually I am really hungry 2 hours after breakfast, but with these oatmeal recipes I feel satisfied the whole 4 hours. I appreciate the inspiration and education that PUL provides. Your videos and blog posts really make plant based eating feel exciting and achievable. Thank you!

PUL Team - March 29, 2022, 9:04 p.m.

Hey there, Annuzza, thanks a bunch for opening up and sharing your experience with the recipe with us! We're beyond grateful that the PUL content is being enjoyed. Wishing you an abundance of health and wellness 💚

Brennae - March 28, 2022, 5:46 p.m.

This is the greatest oatmeal I've ever made. It's the impedimy of dessert for breakfast and so quick and easy! As a chocolate lover it's my favourite go to breakfast! Thank you guys so much for this recipe <3

PUL Team - March 28, 2022, 11:39 p.m.

Such a huge compliment, Brennae, thank YOU!

Tori - March 25, 2022, 5:27 p.m.

Hello! THANK YOU for adding allergen filters - finding plant based recipes online can be tricky with a tree nut allergy, so it helps a lot!
Just wanted to let you know that when we filtered out for tree nuts on your recipe page, this recipe still showed up! Don't know how your filtering/labelling works, just a heads up :)

PUL Team - March 26, 2022, 11 p.m.

Hey Tori! Thanks a bunch for the feedback and heads up. Our recipe filter opts to include recipes with the potential to swap out the allergen of interest to maximize results. For example in this one, non-nut-based milk (such as soy milk) can be used instead of almond milk while seed butter (such as sunflower seed butter) and seeds (such as roasted pumpkin or sunflower seeds) can be used in place of the hazelnuts and hazelnut butter. Clicking on the green swap button within our recipes will show sample substitute ideas in case you're interested and haven't already seen yet. We hope this helps for now, Tori, and do let us know if there's any other feedback 😃

Lily - March 20, 2022, 5:23 a.m.

If im using instant oats how much milk do i need to add?

PUL Team - March 21, 2022, 12:12 a.m.

Hey Lily, you could use slightly less liquid to start and add more to desired consistency. The cooking time will be reduced so it may be worth keeping a closer eye on it as well 😊

Smallcow - Feb. 23, 2022, 10:46 a.m.

I make this oatmeal every morning lately. I finally found a breakfast that keeps me full almost the entire morning (in comparison with my former breakfast, which was a small portion of muesli with some soy milk). Although I have to say, I had to reduce the amount of cacao powder because the first try was so strong in cacao it almost made me nauseous, and because I'm lazy I never put the roasted hazelnut and hazelnut butter (which I don't have), nor the banana... Well, I actually make a mocha oatmeal hahaha But it's delicious! And the coconut yoghurt takes this to a whole new level, I really love it. Thanks for the recipe, I will try to make it accurately (with the hazelnuts and everything) someday lol

PUL Team - Feb. 24, 2022, 4:15 p.m.

Hey, Smallcow, thanks for sharing your experience with the oatmeal! It's a filling one 😃 The banana helps to add some sweetness and balance out the cocoa powder. We chat more about the difference between cocoa and cacao powder here as well in case you're interested and haven't seen it already:…

Shruti - Feb. 22, 2022, 12:37 a.m.

Just tried this recipe and it tasted just like it looks- decadent and dessert like. I made it for my partner who's usually not a fan of sweet oatmeal and he loved it too.
Will definitely be making this for ease, taste & richness. I felt that the dark chocolate topping made it a bit too bitter for my liking but with yogurt & bananas, it balanced out nicely.

PUL Team - Feb. 22, 2022, 4:55 a.m.

Thanks for sharing your experience with it, Shruti! Just in case you're interested and haven't already seen, using dairy-free dark chocolate with less cacao, such as a 70% bar rather than 90% is less bitter as well 😃

Laura - Feb. 13, 2022, 5:45 p.m.

I love this recipe so much! I highly recommend adding a sliced banana at the beginning (maybe instead of maple syrup) and letting it cook until it caramelizes. Thank you so much for your inspirational recipes!

PUL Team - Feb. 14, 2022, 6:41 a.m.

Mmm a lovely idea, Laura, thank YOU for supporting PUL 🥰

Kelly - Feb. 13, 2022, 4:37 a.m.

Nutella-esque but without the insane amount of sugar. Love this. I used maybe half the sweetener and it was still delicious. I saw someone post about using cacao nibs, which I think I’ll try to help reduce the sugar even more (in place of the chopped chocolate - eating lots of sugar too often sends me on a downward spiral). This was super filling. Will make again. Thank you!

PUL Team - Feb. 14, 2022, 3:31 a.m.

Thanks for sharing your experience with it, Kelly, we're happy to hear it was enjoyed :)

Gaylene - Feb. 10, 2022, 1:17 a.m.

I will make this recipy again and again, really good.

Larissa - Feb. 4, 2022, 1:36 p.m.

Like eating a melted brownie for breakfast. So delicious. My chocolate obsessed 3 and 4 year olds loved it!

PUL Team - Feb. 5, 2022, 6:31 a.m.

Oh, Larissa, we're so happy the oatmeal is being enjoyed by your little ones!

Kate - Feb. 2, 2022, 1:57 p.m.

This is so good - there is just one problem - its too good!! I made a big batch and ate the whole lot myself in one go! ;)

PUL Team - Feb. 3, 2022, 4:55 a.m.

Aw so glad the recipe is being enjoyed, Kate, perhaps a bigger batch is needed 😜

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 🥰🥰🔝🔝