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Caramel-Chocolate Energizing Steel Cut Oats

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Cook time: 5 minutes

Serves: 1

Welcome to your new winter breakfast staple!  These morning oats are unlike your usual ‘run of the mill oatmeal’ – because they’re made with steel cut oats, giving them a creamy and chewy flavor which is so delicious & satisfying. The addition of raw cacao and coconut sugar gives a decadent Caramel-Chocolate flavor, while providing antioxidants and important minerals – with only 4g of sugar per serve (compared to around 20g of sugar for most ‘healthy’ breakfast cereals and many protein bars!)

Plus one serve of this nourishing breakfast will give you tons of slow release energy and more than 5 grams of fiber (or around 20% of your daily requirement). That fiber is your best friend when it comes to reaching a healthy weight without dieting – because you feel naturally full and satisfied (and you’ll eliminate bloating and constipation too).

Now, if you’re trying to watch your blood sugars, or lower your blood cholesterol or blood pressure, consider this: Oats, including steel cut oats, are high in a special type of soluble fiber which has been proven to help with reducing those blood numbers.  And if you’re suffering from IBS or food allergies, then oats also contain a special type of resistant starch that feeds the GOOD bacteria in your stomach.

Best of all: You can prepare this in bulk for the week in under 10 minutes of prep time!  Enjoy!

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Caramel-Chocolate Energizing Steel Cut Oats

  • Cook time: 5 minutes
  • Serves: 1


  • 1/2 cup Steel cut oats, soaked overnight
  • 1 cup Water, or more as needed
  • ½ cup Milk of your choice
  • 1 tbs Flax seeds, ground
  • 1 tsp Cacao powder
  • 1 tsp Coconut sugar or honey

Optional / To Taste

  • pinch Sea salt
  • to taste Top with seasonal fruits or yoghurt


  • 1)

    Soak your steel cut oats overnight (or during the day) – preferably for around 6-8 hours.  This massively decreases the cooking time!

  • 2)

    Add your steel cut oats, water, milk and flax seeds (with a pinch of salt) to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring.

  • 3)

    Heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally once the mixture starts to simmer. Cook until the steel cut oats are soft and creamy, around 5 minutes.  Add more water or milk for desired consistency. TIP: Leave them more runny than expected as the mixture will thicken upon cooling, especially if you are cooking in bulk for the week!

  • 4)

    When your oats are cooked all the way through and achieved a creamy porridge-like consistency, serve in a bowl and top with cacao powder & coconut sugar, which will melt and have a caramel like flavor.  You can also spoon into jars or plastic containers so you have delicious meals ready to go for the week!

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