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Mocha-Nutella Oatmeal

I start by cooking the oatmeal in my usual way. While I’m doing this I add in some instant expresso powder, cocoa powder and brown sugar. When the oatmeal is finished, I swirl in a big dollop of Nutella. Then I top everything off with some chopped nuts, because in my opinion oatmeal requires a bit of a crunch. While I haven’t written this in the recipe below, some sliced banana is also very welcomed here.

Mocha-Nutella Oatmeal

The recipe below starts with 1 cup of uncooked oats. You can use whatever kind of oatmeal you want for this: old-fashion, steel cut or even quick cooking oats. The amount of liquid (milk or water) and the time it takes to cook the oatmeal will vary depending on which type you use and the final consistency and texture you prefer for your oatmeal. Just make it how you normally would (or follow the package instructions), adding in the other ingredients as listed below.

I’m a person that usually needs to be forced to eat breakfast. Why anyone would want to put food in their mouth before 10am is a total mystery to me. But this Mocha-Nutella Oatmeal actually makes me want to get up and eat breakfast!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup dry, uncooked oatmeal (any kind will work)
  • Milk or water
  • 1/4 tsp. instant espresso powder
  • 1 tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp. brown sugar
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1 tablespoon Nutella
  • 1/4 cup mixed nuts, chopped (I like almonds, cashews and hazelnuts)
Instructions
  1. Cook the oatmeal in milk or water as you normally would (or follow the package instructions for cooking). While the oatmeal is cooking, stir in the instant espresso powder, cocoa powder, brown sugar and salt. Once cooked, remove from the heat and stir in the Nutella. Transfer to a serving bowl(s) and top with the mixed nuts. Enjoy immediately!