Breakfast & Brunch

Hot Chocolate Steel-Cut Oatmeal

Perfect for snow days, this hot chocolate steel-cut oatmeal is hearty, warm, and sweet way to start the day.

By Yankee Magazine

Dec 20 2017

Hot Chocolate Steel-Cut Oatmeal

Hot Chocolate Steel-Cut Oatmeal

Photo Credit : Krissy O'Shea

Perfect for snow days, this hot chocolate steel-cut oatmeal cooks up much faster and even creamier if you soak the oats in cold water overnight.


4 servings


1 cup steel-cut oats
4 cups plus 1/4 cup whole milk
1/2 cup water
1 cinnamon stick
3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon table salt
2 1/2 ounces dark chocolate, finely chopped
Toppings (toasted coconut flakes, toasted pumpkin seeds, chopped toasted hazelnuts, etc.)


Rinse the oats under cold water or, preferably, soak them overnight. Set a medium saucepan over high heat and add oats, 4 cups milk, water, and cinnamon. Stir, then bring to a boil. Immediately reduce heat to a low simmer. Cook oats, uncovered, until tender, about 40 minutes (or 10 minutes, if you soaked them overnight), stirring frequently. Remove from heat and discard cinnamon stick. Add brown sugar, vanilla, and salt, then add chocolate and stir until melted.

Divide among four bowls and finish with a bit of warm milk and toppings, if desired.