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Dark Chocolate Espresso Brownie Baked Oatmeal with a Shortbread Crust [Guest Post]

It’s that time of the week again! Here’s another contest winner from the brownie baked oatmeal contest. This one sounds complex, but if you read the instructions, Lyndsey has actually made this a quick and easy process! Enjoy.

Hello! Shoutout to Lauren for giving me another opportunity to post on her wonderful blog. I’m always so excited to try out her new recipes, and it’s fun to be able to share one of my personal creations with all of you.

I started drinking coffee a couple of years ago to mask the flavor of my required nutrition supplements due to my health issues (you can read more about that here). Now, I enjoy a cup of warm, black coffee every morning as a way to start my day off right.

Dark Chocolate Espresso Brownie Baked Oatmeal with a Shortbread Crust

My love of black coffee is reflective of my taste for bitter flavors. Thus, I also have an obsession with dark chocolate. I add Hershey’s Dark Cocoa to my oatmeal almost every day, which I love as a healthy “indulgence.” (more…)


Chestnut Maple Latte Oatmeal

Like my Chestnut Maple Oatmeal, this originally took inspiration from chestnut praline. In fact, I had heard of Chestnut Praline Lattes from Starbucks, and, despite the fact that I have no idea what that is or what it tastes like, I thought I should replicate it. I have been known to do that. 😉

Chestnut Maple Latte Oatmeal #vegan #oatmealartist

But then I saw it’s already been done, and I decided not to go through the trouble. What is praline, anyway? I don’t have time for that nonsense. We all know maple syrup is tastier anyway.
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Spiced Banana Oatmeal with Java PB2

As promised, I made a banana version of the Spiced Pumpkin Oatmeal with Java PB2. I always follow through with my promises, right?

Spiced Banana Oatmeal with Java PB2

Considering I’ve already explained the influence behind this post, I’ll just do some quoting. It started in my Banana, Mango, & Cardamom Oatmeal:

I finished my PB2 and cocoa powder before the move to Brooklyn, and at my new apartment, I decided not to buy more. Why? Because it’s all I wanted to eat. Every day. My blog was begging for new recipes, but all I ever wanted to eat was Fudgy Banana & Peanut Butter Oatmeal or Berry Blackout Oatmeal or Mocha Brownie Batter Oatmeal with Almond Butter.

. . . So I’m challenging myself to not keep those two ingredients in the apartment for a couple weeks to see what I can create in the morning without them calling my name.

The idea for this recipe actually came from my banana soft serve. I usually flavor my banana soft serve with cocoa powder and top it with PB2 (shocking, right?). Since I couldn’t do that, I had to get creative.

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Spiced Pumpkin Oatmeal with Java PB2

Hello, friends. Meet the newest take on Pumpkin Spice Latte Oatmeal.

Spiced Pumpkin Oatmeal with Java PB2 by The Oatmeal Artist

That’s right. As I am always eager to find a way to add nut butter to every recipe, I developed a different way to enjoy the most famous Starbucks drink in oatmeal form. The oatmeal is a simple pumpkin spice, made exactly like my Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal. Then, it is topped with a wonderful flavor twist on nut butter: PB2 laced with coffee!

I polled you all on Instagram several weeks ago, asking how early is too early for a PSL recipe. Nobody seemed to mind that it was early August, but I managed to hold out until mid-September. Go me.

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Mocha Poached Pear Oatmeal with Tahini

As most of my readers know. . .

I. Hate. Pears. So. Much.

Mocha Poached Pear Oatmeal with Tahini #vegan

Thus, many of my pear recipes are desperate, elaborate concoctions to attempt to make them palatable to me. Today’s strategy: poaching. In chocolate. Mocha chocolate, to be exact.

And then dousing it all in tahini.
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Vanilla Cappuccino Zoats [Guest Post]

Good morning, oatmeal lovers! Today marks my first day back home in NYC (it’s great to be back!), and I have been so appreciative of everyone who has helped me keep the blog active with fantastic recipes while I’ve been traveling. This recipe comes to us from Taigen, the Oatmeal Enthusiast from July. The moment I saw it, I knew I wanted to see the recipe for myself and to share it with my readers. Luckily for all of us, she said yes!


Hi guys! I am so happy to be back! And thank you to Lauren for asking me to share one of my zoat recipes with you – I hope you all like it!

So, I have never been a massive coffee drinker. When I use to have it, it was for that earthy fresh smell, the sweet flavours (vanilla or hazelnut every time) and the sensation of holding warmth. I love the taste of coffee, but that hasn’t ever translated to loving it as a drink.

One morning I woke up craving coffee and a bit of a ‘kick’ to start the day. It then occurred to me that I could put coffee in my daily oats and just eat it instead. So that’s exactly what I did.

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This has been one of my favourite coffee-oat creations to date. The use of vanilla protein powder gives it a sweetened edge that I love. (more…)


Coconut Latte Overnight Oatmeal + The Best Espresso in NYC

There is a recipe in this post. I promise. To read about my year of drinking an absurd amount of espresso, read on. To skip to the recipe, scroll away, my friends.

Coconut Latte Overnight Oatmeal

2014 was the year of the bagel. For 2015, Allison and I set out on a different adventure: visit the best coffee shop in 30 NYC neighborhoods according to Thrillest.

(Of course, we weren’t completely pleased with their choices, as some incredible shops were noticeably absent, and there were THREE shops in Midtown . . . but we attacked the list regardless.)

Allison likes to switch up her order–ranging from iced lattes to cortados to cold brews. I stick to the same order every time: espresso. Call me hardcore, but I love the hit of a well-done espresso. I like being able to truly taste the quality of the shop’s roasting. Some espresso is too bitter and harsh and needs a bit of simple syrup (or honey because I’m “one of those vegans”–go ahead and berate me in the comments; I can handle your lambasting), while others are strong but mellow, perfectly sippable on their own.

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Typical: Allison’s cortado, my espresso

My favorites? Well, I’m so glad you asked. 🙂 (more…)


Mocha Baked Oatmeal (with Almond Butter Center) + my blog’s 3rd birthday!

Happy birthday, blog.

Today, you turn three. You’re a toddler, but better because you don’t need to be potty trained. You don’t need to be watched. I never have to worry about you coloring the walls. That’s pretty cool.

Mocha Baked Oatmeal with Almond Butter Center - The Oatmeal Artist

To celebrate the birth of my baby, I went with a recipe that uses all my favorite ingredients: chocolate, coffee, banana (which is optional), almond butter, and happiness. Yes, happiness.*

*not available at Whole Foods

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10 Recipes for Espresso Lovers

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Tomorrow, November 23rd, is National Espresso Day in the United States. As I type this, I’m sitting in my favorite <3 coffee shop, sipping espresso made for me by “my boys.”

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This shop has a small staff, but each of them knows my order by heart. These particular boys work every Saturday morning, so I see them frequently. When I walk in the door, they say, “Double shot espresso for here?” And then they remember to give me my 15% teacher discount without me having to say anything or show my teacher ID. And then they play a wonderful playlist consisting of ample doses of John Mayer, the Script, and all my favorites. I love my boys. (more…)

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Pumpkin Spice Latte Oatmeal (Revisited)

Is this a new recipe? Kind of. Okay, not really.

However, it’s been so long since I’ve experienced my Pumpkin Spice Latte Oatmeal, and I wanted to celebrate it. To make this version special, I added steamed milk, which is a nice wink to the actual “latte” side of this recipe.

pumpkin spice latte oatmeal (6)Unfortunately, I used almond milk for this recipe, and almond milk is not great for making steamed milk. Look how unfrothy it is. 🙁 If you want to flood your oatmeal with steamed milk, I highly recommend soy milk. It froths up so beautifully! My almond milk just formed a couple bubbles, as you can see.

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