Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut Oatmeal
This chocolate hazelnut oatmeal is a delicious and comforting vegan breakfast. Ready in just 15 minutes, it’s quick and easy to prepare, and can even be made ahead as overnight oats for busy mornings.
- 45 g rolled oats
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 ½ tbsp cocoa powder
- pinch salt
- 250 ml hazelnut milk
- ½ tsp vanilla extract (opt)
- 1 tbsp maple syrup* (opt)
- 15 g chopped roasted hazelnuts
- 1 tbsp hazelnut butter
Firstly, add the oats, chia seeds, cocoa powder and salt to a saucepan, and stir to combine.
Add the hazelnut milk, vanilla and sweetener of choice, if using, to the pan and stir again. The cocoa powder will likely float to the top at this point- don’t worry, it will dissolve as the milk starts to warm up.
Place the pan over a medium-high heat on the stove, and bring to a gentle boil.
Reduce the oatmeal to a simmer, and cook for 10 minutes. Stir occasionally to stop the oatmeal from sticking to the bottom, and to distribute the cocoa and chia seeds.
Spoon the hazelnut oatmeal into a bowl, and top with chopped hazelnuts and hazelnut butter.
*If you like your oatmeal sweet, but are trying to watch your sugar consumption by eating healthy vegan oats, you could opt for a sweetener such as stevia. Otherwise, natural sweeteners such as agave nectar or date syrup are great.
TO MAKE OVERNIGHT OATS:
If you’re tight for time in the mornings, you can also make this recipe into chocolate hazelnut overnight oats. Overnight oats won’t result in quite as creamy a texture, but they will still be unbelievably delicious.
To do this, combine all of the ingredients (except for the nut butter and chopped hazelnuts) into a jar or a lidded container. Leave them overnight in the fridge to thicken up, and enjoy the next morning. Overnight oats will keep for up to 3 days, covered in the refrigerator.
TO MAKE IN THE MICROWAVE:
To make this recipe even easier, mix together the ingredients in a microwave safe bowl. Put them in the microwave for 1 minute, stir, then put them back in for 30 second increments until the oats are softened.
Calories: 510kcalCarbohydrates: 53gProtein: 16gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gMonounsaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 132mgPotassium: 626mgFiber: 15gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 530IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 494mgIron: 6mg