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.

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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.

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 this and big cups of coffee to come home to.

Triple Chocolate Steel Cut Oatmeal

Triple Chocolate Steel Cut Oatmeal

Yield: 3-4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

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


  • 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


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


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  1. Julie @ Table for Two

    You’re making me wish I had steel cut oats right now. I love everything about this! I haven’t been to Europe yet but in Asia, it’s the same with small coffee portions (what?!) and not very big breakfast meals. We had to order two entrees once haha ;)

  2. Christina

    Us Americans sure do breakfast right!! When I went to Spain the breakfast wasn’t much but a pastry and coffee (which is totally ok with me) but after a week I missed omelets and hashbrowns the way we do them here. Oh and Brooklyn bagels……can’t live without them.

    Have a safe and wonderful trip!!

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