Mocha Oatmeal Bowls

Mocha Oatmeal Bowls may look decadent, but it's a wholesome breakfast with heart-healthy dark chocolate, espresso, and steamed milk. This recipe is just one of many wholesome bowls in Nourishing Superfood Bowls by Linsday Cotter.
Bowl of Mocha Oatmeal Bowls with oats, espresso, dark chocolate shavings, chia seeds and coconut.
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5 from 2 votes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 3 people
Calories 400kcal
Author Liren Baker


  • 1/3 cup brewed coffee
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (or drinking coconut milk) plus more for topping
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder plus extra for topping
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips plus more for topping
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
  • 1/4 cup black chia seeds (or flaxseed) plus more for topping
  • maple syrup optional


  • Mixed the brewed coffee with the coconut milk. Pour 1/4 cup of the coffee mixture over the oats in either a microwave-safe bowl or a saucepan on the stovetop. For the microwave, the oats and coffee should cook for about 1 to 2 minutes. On the stovetop over medium heat, the oats should cook for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Keep an extra 1/4 to 1/3 cup of the coffee mixture for topping. Once the oats are heated, add the cocoa and stir together.
  • Divide the oats into two bowls. Add the chocolate chips, coconut, chia and maple syrup, if desired.
  • Pour the rest of the coffee mixture on top and sprinkle with the cocoa powder. Add more coconut milk or almond milk to make the oats more creamy.
  • Top with additional dark chocolate and chia seeds.


Recipe for Midnight Mocha Oatmeal Bowls reprinted with permission from Nourishing Superfood Bowls by Lindsay Cotter (Page Street Publishing Co., 2018).
If you prefer a reduced fat bowl, opt for sprinkling a smaller amount of the dark chocolate and coconut on top of the bowl and omit from mixing the full amount into the bowl.


Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 400kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Sodium: 87mg | Potassium: 517mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 8g | Calcium: 230mg | Iron: 4.3mg
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