Healthy Mocha Oatmeal Bowl

This Mocha Oatmeal Bowl is a sweet and healthy way to start the day. Made with dark chocolate, coffee and steamed milk, this nutritious power bowl may taste like dessert but is really a nourishing, wholesome breakfast.

This Mocha Oatmeal Bowl is a sweet and healthy way to start the day. Made with dark chocolate, coffee and steamed milk, this nutritious power bowl may taste like dessert but is really a nourishing, wholesome breakfast.| One Dish Kitchen

The recipe I’m sharing with you today comes straight from Lindsay Cotter’s new cookbook, Nourishing Superfood Bowls. You might already be familiar with Lindsay through her beautiful blog, Cotter Crunch where she shares fabulous healthy, gluten free recipes. Lindsay is also a Nutritionist Specialist for gluten-free eating.

I was thrilled when Lindsay sent me a copy of her cookbook. I love all of the recipes on her blog but having a physical copy of her recipes along with the gorgeous photos is a wonderful thing. Lindsay’s new cookbook is all about power bowls. These meals are packed with healthy ingredients and the recipes in her cookbook are all easy to prep, easy to eat, easy to clean up and very portable.

RELATED: Single Serving Comfort Foods

Nourishing Superfood Bowls Cookbook by Lindsay Cotter | One Dish Kitchen

Another thing I love about Lindsay’s cookbook is that so many of the recipes serve 1-2 people. This is another reason why I’m so excited to share her cookbook with you. If you cook for more than one or two, don’t worry – there are plenty of recipes inside the book that serve 3-4 as well.

I’m so grateful that Lindsay is allowing me to share one of her recipes with all of you. This Midnight Mocha Oatmeal Bowl is perfect for an energizing breakfast and I can tell you for a fact that it makes a healthy, great-tasting dessert too.

RELATED: 20 Single Serving Breakfast Recipes Worth Waking Up For

Mocha Oatmeal Bowl | One Dish Kitchen

SUBSCRIBE NOW!Sign up and receive the latest Recipes for One and other bonus content.

What Is Midnight Mocha?

Have you ever heard of Midnight Mocha? It’s basically dark chocolate, espresso and steamed milk and it’s a popular drink in many coffee shops. If you think this combination is a good one, then you really should try it in oatmeal form.

Midnight Mocha Oatmeal Bowl | One Dish Kitchen

How To Make A Mocha Oatmeal Bowl

Step 1

Begin by mixing together brewed coffee with coconut milk. Pour a little of the coffee/milk mixture over oats either in a saucepan or in a microwave-safe bowl in the microwave. Cook the oats until all of the liquid has absorbed and they have softened.

Step 2

Next, stir a little cocoa powder into the oats and pour the oats into a bowl. Add in chocolate chips, coconut, chia and maple syrup.

Step 3

Pour the rest of the coffee mixture over the top, grab a spoon and enjoy!

I’ve made this mocha oatmeal bowl many times and I’ve substituted honey a few times for maple syrup because I didn’t have syrup on hand. I’ve also left out the coconut for my non-coconut loving daughter and I’ve added a few more chocolate chips for my chocolate-loving husband. It’s a wonderful recipe in that you can make these simple changes and still have an incredible tasting oatmeal bowl.

RELATED: 20 Meatless Meals For One

Oatmeal Bowl| One Dish Kitchen

Inside The Cookbook…

Lindsay’s book is filled with over 75 bowl recipes focused on real food. All of them are gluten free, with many vegan, paleo, and grain-free options.

The Nourishing Superfood Bowls Cookbook is broken down into 5 sections:

  • Energizing Breakfast Bowls
  • Zippy Lunch Bowls
  • Plant-Powered Bowls
  • Family-Style Large Bowls
  • Sweet Tooth Bowls

Lindsay is a AASDN certified nutrition specialist and every recipe in the cookbook comes with an introduction about the nutritional benefits of the ingredients used in each recipe.

A few favorites from the cookbook that I can’t wait to try are:

  • Healing Green Smoothie Bowl
  • Deconstructed Stuffed Bell Pepper Bowl
  • Korean BBQ Chickpea Bento Bowls
  • 5-Minute Cheesy Zucchetti Bowl
  • Baja Fish Taco Bowls
  • Sticky Date Cake Dessert Bowl
  • Miso Honey Summer Salad Bowls

Be sure to check out Cotter Crunch and check out her gorgeous pictures on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

For information on the cooking and baking dishes I use in our “recipes for one”, please visit our FAQ page.

For examples of the dishes used at One Dish Kitchen, please visit our Store page.

RELATED: Recipes For Empty Nesters – The Joys Of Cooking For Two

Mocha Oatmeal Bowl Recipe

This Mocha Oatmeal Bowl is a sweet and healthy way to start the day. Made with dark chocolate, coffee and steamed milk, this nutritious power bowl is one of the many recipes in Lindsay Cotter’s new cookbook, Nourishing Power Bowls. | One Dish Kitchen

Midnight Mocha Oatmeal Bowls

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Breakfast
Keyword: breakfast, oatmeal, oatmeal bowl
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 484kcal
Author: Lindsay Cotter

Ingredients

  • 1/2 to 1/3 cup (120 to 180 ml) brewed coffee
  • 1/2 to 1/3 cup (120 to 180) drinking coconut milk or almond milk, plus more for topping
  • 1 cup (80 g) gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup (40 g) unsweetened cocoa powder, plus extra for topping
  • 1/3 cup (60 g) dark chocolate chips, plus more for topping
  • 1/2 cup (40 g) unsweetened coconut
  • 1/4 cup (40 g) black chia seed or flaxseed, plus more for topping
  • Maple syrup, optional

Instructions

  • Mix the brewed coffee with the coconut milk. Pour 1/4 cup (60 ml) 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, or until the liquid is absorbed.
  • Keep an extra 1/4 to 1/3 cup (60 to 80 ml) of the coffee mixture for topping. Once the oats are heated, add the cocoa and stir together.
  • Divide the oats into two bowls. Add in 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. Feel free to add more coconut milk or cream to make the oats more creamy.
  • Top with additional dark chocolate and chia seeds.

Notes

This recipe was reprinted with permission from Nourishing Superfood Bowls by Lindsay Cotter.

Nutrition

Calories: 484kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 350mg | Fiber: 19g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 2.5% | Calcium: 24.7% | Iron: 32.5%
Tried this recipe?Mention @OneDishKitchen or tag #onedishkitchen!

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

This post contains affiliate links.  If I like a product and that product has an affiliate program, then I will link to that product using an affiliate link.  Using this link means that, at zero cost to you, I might earn a commission on a product if you buy something through my link. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

We now have a COOKING FOR ONE Facebook group.

Join us to share your favorite single serving recipes and find new ones too. We’d love to see you there!

Click HERE to join the community!

Connect with One Dish Kitchen! Be sure to follow us on social media so you never miss a post!

Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

Other recipes you might enjoy…

Lemon Blueberry Muffin For One

Lemon Blueberry Muffin For One | One Dish Kitchen

Healthy Chocolate Creamer

Chocolate Coffee Creamer | One Dish Kitchen

How To Make Overnight Oats Without A Recipe

How To Make Overnight Oats Without A Recipe \ One Dish Kitchen

Small Batch Banana Muffins 

Small Batch Banana Muffins | One Dish Kitchen

Chocolate Avocado Tart For One

Chocolate Avocado Tart For One

4 thoughts on “Healthy Mocha Oatmeal Bowl”


  1. LOVE this cookbook like woah! (So excited to cook my way through it now that we’re on Summer break!) This recipe is a must-try for sure!


  2. This is probably the BEST way to get me up in the morning! Coffee, chocolate, coconut, and oats… I’ll set my alarm extra early for this 🙂

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *