Midnight Mocha Oatmeal Bowls (vegan & gluten-free)
Coffee lovers rejoice! Take oatmeal to a whole new level of deliciousness with wholesome, yet decadent Midnight Mocha Oatmeal Bowls. This breakfast will make you excited to get out of bed in the morning! Vegan friendly, gluten-free, and packed with fiber, these oatmeal bowls make a perfect healthy and easy breakfast or snack!
Today’s yummy recipe is brought to you from Lindsay Cotter’s, Nourishing Superfood Bowls. If you haven’t grabbed it up yet, I highly suggest you do! Lindsay’s book is all about using real food to create flavorful, easy meals in bowls. I absolutely love this concept and I know you will too! Just take a look!
Y’all probably already know Lindsay Cotter, but if not check out her blog, Cotter Crunch. She’s always coming up with the most gorgeous and brilliant healthy gluten-free recipe ideas. I’ve been following along for years and she never ceases to amaze me. She’s also a nutritionist, so she gives lots of helpful food info in each post and in her cookbook.
Nourishing Superfood Bowls includes 75 healthy and delicious gluten-free meals to fuel your day. Lindsay covers all bases, with chapters such as Energizing Breakfast Bowls, Zippy Lunch Bowls, Plant-Powered Bowls, Family-Style Large Bowls, and Sweet Tooth Bowls (might just be my favorite!). Every single recipe is packed with variety, color, flavor, and are accompanied by a beautiful, enticing photo. As an added plus, especially for those on special diets, each recipe is not only gluten-free, but many are also adaptable to be vegan, paleo and grain-free.
In the introduction, Lindsay explains how her meal bowls are a way to create the best synergy of superfoods all in one serving. The Midnight Mocha Oatmeal Bowls, as well as all of her other bowls, are easy to make, clean up and grab-n-go (if desired). “Basically, bowls full of key fuel and nourishment for us everyday folk, kids, athletes and all.”
After recreating and devouring the Midnight Mocha Oatmeal Bowls, my husband and I vowed that we would be trying out a new recipe from the cookbook every week until we had enjoyed all of our top picks. Can’t wait! I can tell ya, we’re going to be having some pretty amazing meals for the next several months.
The Midnight Mocha Oatmeal Bowls are spectacular and here are some other recipes that caught my eye:
- Pumpkin Chai Latte Bowls
- Mint Almond Matcha Smoothie Bowl
- 5-Minute Cheesy Zucchetti Bowl
- Mediterranean Layered Lentil Salad Bowls
- Avocado Pesto Mexican Pasta Bowls
- Triple Berry Shortcake Bowls
- Mexican Chocolate Almond Nice Cream Bowl
- Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Parfait Bowls
Oh my gosh… what sounds best to you?
If you give this or any of Lindsay’s nourishing bowls a try, be sure to snap a photo and tag @cottercrunch on Instagram and use the hashtag #NourishingBowlsCookbook. She’s so excited to see her recipes come to life in your kitchens!
Melted rich, dark chocolate mixed into an almond milk latte then poured into a wholesome bowl of gluten-free oats ... Oh so decadent, yet satisfying!
- 1/3 to 1/2 cup (120 to 180 ml) brewed coffee
- 1/3 to 1/2 cup (120 to 180 ml) drinking coconut 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 seeds or flaxseed, plus more for topping
- Maple syrup, optional
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 in 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.
*I subbed out the cocoa for 1 scoop Nuzest Rich Chocolate Paleo Protein Powder.
**Use dairy free baking chips to keep this recipe vegan.
This recipe was reprinted with permission from Nourishing Superfood Bowls by Lindsay Cotter.
Looking for other healthy oatmeal bowls check out a few other favorites!
I love to whip up my Easy Pecan Pie Protein Oatmeal and my Blueberry Pie Overnight Oatmeal is a go-to also! The 5-Minute Oatmeal Power Bowl from Oh She Glows is so easy and is ready-to-go when you wake in the morning and just check out the gorgeous Superfood Oatmeal Bowl from Fit Foodie Finds!