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Delicious Mocha Oatmeal (7 Min, Vegetarian)

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Mocha Oatmeal. A delicious high-fiber take on coffee with all the added benefits of oats for breakfast |

Is your boring coffee the laughing stock of the office? Are your co-workers criticizing your cappuccinos? Mocking your mochas?

Well, no more! Pimp up your coffee with oats – or your oats with coffee.

This simple, high-fuel breakfast takes only minutes to make and cook – or you can prepare it the night before and then not even bother cooking.

Win win. It’s an easy way to combine breakfast and morning coffee in one go…and the fiber will help to keep you feeling full throughout the day. Give it a go!

Mocha Oatmeal is ready |

Health Benefits – Mocha Oatmeal

As well you know, we don’t provide you with any old junk. This tasty breakfast contains nearly 20 grams of protein – so if you really do hit the gym this is a great way to start.

Protein is essential for rebuilding muscles after a workout, and is critical in so many ways throughout the body (its the crucial ingredient in all our vegetarian post-workout meals!).

Processed red meat, while being a high source of protein, can also lead to cardiovascular disease – something we’d like to avoid (Potent Protein). This recipe is a great way to up your protein intake.

It also contains 42% of your fiber GDA. Simply put, that’s a MASSIVE amount.

The average man should be eating a bare minimum of 20 grams per day – and should be aiming for 30 or more – yet the average American only manages 15 grams.

Fiber is incredible – eat enough and you’ll lower your chance of suffering from heart disease, diabetes and diverticular disease, among many others (Fighting Chance Fiber). Why wouldn’t you want to get enough?

Delicious Mocha Oatmeal
4.78 from 22 votes
Mocha Oatmeal. A hearty way to start the day. Simple coffee and oatmeal breakfast to fill you full of fuel ready to take on the day. Tastes great too.
Diet: dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free
Prep Time:3 minutes
Cook Time:4 minutes
Total Time:7 minutes



  • Show your strength – peel then squash the banana.
    1 banana
  • Put the oats, coffee powder, cacao powder, salt, walnuts and banana in a pan on medium heat.
    ½ cup rolled oats, 1 tsp instant coffee, Salt to taste, ½ tsp cacao powder, 1 tbsp walnuts, crumbled
  • Add the cup of water.
    1 cup water
  • Let it simmer until it takes on a thick texture.
  • Chuck into a bowl, add the milk and honey.
    ½ cup milk of choice, ½ tsp honey
  • Eat.
    Mocha Oatmeal is ready |
  • Or plan ahead and prepare overnight oats. Check the notes.


Instead of instant coffee powder and water you can naturally use a cup of freshly brewed coffee instead.
Overnight oats: Skip the cooking! Put all ingredients into a bowl the night before and put into a fridge. They’ll be ready by the morning. Use less water and add the milk directly instead and you’ll have a lovely soft bowl of goodness ready to go.
If you liked this recipe: you should definitely check out our definitive guide on how to make overnight oats and oatmeal in a jar!


Nutrition Facts
Delicious Mocha Oatmeal
Serving Size
666 g
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat
Polyunsaturated Fat
Monounsaturated Fat
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  1. 3 stars
    This sounded good but my family didn’t like it. In spite of our love of coffee, my husband thought it was bitter. I didn’t like the texture/ temp after the milk was added. And it immediately started to burn to the pan. If I try it again I would cook the oats with the coffee water and milk and add the banana in closer to the end.

    1. Oh dear! It sounds like it didn’t go down too well indeed. I’ll give it another bash myself and see if any changes should be made. Thanks for the feedback.

  2. What a genius idea! 🙂 I love oatmeal, but this one has such a great twist! Yummy! 🙂 Can’t wait to try your recipe.

    1. It’s a fun one! Worth a try at least once, hahah

  3. Oh yum, coffee in my oatmeal – yes please! These sound so good, and I love the idea of making them the night before 🙂

  4. I absolutely love putting cocoa and espresso in my oatmeal, but don’t do it nearly often enough, thanks for sharing this inspirational recipe! I love how perfect the texture of your oatmeal is too, it looks fabulous! Bahahahaha at your video Howie, I literally laughed out loud and thank you for the shower towel scene, hahaha! SO funny!

    1. Oh dear, I didn’t realize I have one of my videos in here. Yeeeees, I experimented a little with it, but decided that I’m not a video guy, hahaha. Was fun though 😉

  5. This is brilliant! A bowl of this and a cup of coffee to go with it and I’ll be in fifth gear until dinner. 😉

  6. 4 stars
    Looks delicious! I love a bit of coffee in my oatmeal and the texture of the walnuts is great. Your very simplistic instructions are fun too!

  7. Love the one stop mega-breakfast in a bowl. Guessing that name was a little long to put in the title, but is sums it up perfectly!

  8. I want a big bowl of this for breakfast

  9. It’s like a starbucks in a bowl! Genius!

  10. Wow what a creative spin on breakfast!

  11. This is a breakfast I can get on board with!! I love oatmeal and I love coffee. Combining the too just makes good sense!!

  12. Even better and more healthy, skip the milk. Coffee, oats, spices, just a snippit of sweetner is all you need.

    1. Really?? I always ad looooaaads of milk! Isn’t it to dry for you without it?

  13. Hi Howie! I am new to your blog, you just joined our Facebook group, Social media blog sharing, so I’m just checking out your site. Everything looks awesome! I love mocha, so this caught my eye! I love adding espresso to chocolate, it’s my favorite combo in fact! I also soak my oats overnight…much better! Great recipe!

    1. Hi Brandi! Thanks for stopping by 😀
      Woah, actually I never mixed chocolate with my espresso, but I’ll do that right now!
      Will have to check out your blog too! See you around 🙂

  14. Just found this recipe on Healthy Aperture, and immediately felt a kinship with your food, your mission, and the fact that you blog together! Oh – and also with anyone who loves coffee enough to find great things to do with it besides sloshing it down your throat in an attempt to jump start a sleep-addled brain (although I do that all the time, too)! Can’t wait to see more from you guys! 😀 Pinned!

    1. Hi Shelley, and thanks! Always nice to hear from fellow bloggers – especially when there’s two of you 🙂 How long have you both been running the blog now? Spicing up coffee is always fun…do you have any other ideas you found really worked? Thanks for the comment…watch this space!

  15. I could potentially add coffee to any recipe. No one drinks coffee in my place in London except me so I can only prepare coffee-based recipes for myself. I do, sometimes. Have I ever added it to my porridge? No. Why? I guess I haven’t been creative enough. Such a cool idea to try out soon!

    1. Hahaha, I see. Too much coffee always gives me the shakes, but a little in the porridge every now and then is fine 😉
      Especially, because sometimes it feels too much to drink a cup of milk for porridge and a cup of coffee at breakfast.
      Glad we could inspire you a little! 😀

  16. Now this is a power breakfast – a breakfast of champs! Loving the coffee/oats/cacao/banana combo!!
    Stumbled by your site today from FoofRecipesHQ.

    1. Hahah, yes! I had it a couple of days in a row to figure out the right measurements. It definitely gives you a boost! 🙂
      Will cut back on the coffee a little now though, haha.
      Ah, that’s interesting how people are finding their way through the internet! I visit foodrecipeshq every now and then for some inspiration. Great recipes and really clean design!