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  • 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


  • 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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