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Mocha porridge

Published: January 5, 2021 at 4:31 pm
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 2-3

Morning porridge tastes so much more exciting when you add cocoa powder, espresso, almond milk, dates and cinnamon. The perfect vegan start to the day

  • Vegan
Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal357
fat11.4g
saturates2.5g
carbs49.2g
sugars14.7g
fibre6.6g
protein10.2g
salt0.5g
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Stir up a bowl of mocha porridge, then check out our quinoa porridgeberry and nut butter porridge and more porridge recipes.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp soft light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp dark cocoa powder
  • 70ml freshly brewed espresso
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 100g porridge oats
  • 500ml unsweetened almond milk
  • 3 dates, halved and thinly sliced
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 80g dairy-free yogurt
  • 2 tsp toasted almond flakes
  • 1 tsp cacao nibs

Method

  • STEP 1

    Put the sugar and cocoa powder in a small pan, and gradually add the espresso and vanilla, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Bring the mixture to a gentle boil over a medium heat. Reduce the heat and simmer for 6-8 minutes or until slightly thickened and syrupy. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool slightly.

  • STEP 2

    Meanwhile, tip the oats into a medium pan and stir in the milk, dates, cinnamon and a pinch of salt. Cook over a low-medium heat for 4-5 minutes, stirring until thick and creamy.

  • STEP 3

    Divide the porridge between two bowls. Top with the yogurt, a drizzle of the mocha syrup, the almonds and cacao nibs.

Nadine Brown is a recipe writer and food editor with six years’ experience writing healthy recipes. There’s always an interesting, nourishing bowl of food at her table. Find her on Instagram @n0sh17.


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