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Triple Chocolate Steel Cut Oatmeal

This triple chocolate steel cut oatmeal is like having dessert for breakfast. It’s creamy, chewy and loaded with chocolate.

On Monday, I leave for a two week trip to Europe.

Now, for the most part, I’ll take European (particularly Italian and Spanish) food any day over the typical American fare.

Except one meal, breakfast.

Triple Chocolate Steel Cut Oatmeal

I just can’t get behind copious amounts of meat, warm milk and pathetically small cups of coffee in the morning.

Not to mention the incredibly small portion sizes Europeans tend to eat for breakfast.

Sorry but I need some sustenance to start my day!

Chocolate Steel Cut OatmealChocolate Steel Cut Oatmeal

If there’s one thing American’s do right, it’s breakfast.

From eggs, bacon and toast to warm bowls of filling oatmeal, we just do breakfast better on this side of the ocean.

Chocolate Steel Cut Oats

And to prove it, this triple chocolate steel cut oatmeal adds three (duh) types of chocolate to a deliciously chewy and hearty breakfast bowl.

ps- I highly recommend a big scoop of nut butter to top things off and get all melty in the chocolate…diiiivine.

Perhaps some gingerbread peanut butter or spicy chocolate walnut butter for a quadruple chocolate effect? I mean, there’s no such thing as too much chocolate, right?

So 14 days from now, when I’m sad about the trip coming to an end at least there’s the thought of kick ass breakfasts like these chocolate steel cut oats and big cups of coffee to come home to.


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Triple Chocolate Steel Cut Oatmeal

This triple chocolate steel cut oatmeal is like having dessert for breakfast. It's creamy, chewy and loaded with chocolate.
4.8 from 9 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 1/2 banana mashed
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 ounce unsweetened bakers chocolate chopped
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • cacao nibs for garnish


  • Bring the milk and water to a low boil in a medium sauce pot.
  • Turn the heat down to a simmer, add the oats, banana, salt and cocoa powder and whisk to combine.
  • Add the chopped chocolate and chocolate chips and stir until melted.
  • Stir frequently for about 20 minutes until the the mixture is thickened and most of the liquid has been absorbed.
  • Stir in the maple syrup to your taste preference and serve hot.
  • Garnish with cacao nibs.

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1SERVING | Calories: 356kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 212mg | Potassium: 415mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 208IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 224mg | Iron: 3mg

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator based on the actual ingredients you used in the recipe.

Cuisine American
Course Breakfast
Keyword chocolate steel cut oatmeal, chocolate steel cut oats, triple chocolate steel cut oatmeal

Gina Matsoukas is the writer, founder, photographer and recipe developer of Running to the Kitchen — a food website focused on providing healthy, wholesome recipes using fresh and seasonal ingredients as much as possible. Her work has been featured in numerous media outlets both digital and print, including MSN, Huffington post, Buzzfeed, Women’s Health and Food Network.

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Jennie @themessybakerblog

Sunday 7th of September 2014

I want this for breakfast every single day. Yum!


Wednesday 3rd of September 2014

Have fun in Europe! and OMG this looks amazing! Thanks for sharing! Happy Breakfast Ahead for me!