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.

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Vanilla Cappuccino Zoats with Hot Cacao Sauce

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Yield: serves 1

What you'll need:

    For the oatmeal:
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup liquid (milk and/or water)
  • 1 tsp coffee granules (I use Nescafé Intense)
  • 1 banana
  • 1 egg white (optional)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ scoop vanilla protein powder (I use Gold Standard Whey)
  • ½-1 medium zucchini
  • For the sauce:
  • 1 tbsp raw cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp hot water

How to make it:

    For the oatmeal:
  1. Fine grate zucchini into a pot, then add coffee, oats, cinnamon and liquid.
  2. Place onto stove on medium and mix together.
  3. Once some of the liquid has absorbed, mash up the banana and add it to the pot (I save a little bit to top with).
  4. Once it has reheated, add egg white and stir in very well (I usually stir it consistently for about 20-30 seconds)
  5. After a minute or so more, reduce the heat and add protein powder.
  6. Once it has reached your desired consistency, transfer to bowl and top!
  7. For the sauce:
  8. Mix the cacao powder with hot water gradually until you’ve reached your desired thickness. Some days I like it to be thicker, so I’ll only use about 1 tbsp, but when I want it runnier I just keep adding water bit by bit.

Just an FYI:

It must be hot water. I’ve tried it with cold and it just doesn’t mix as well.

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About Lauren Smith

Lauren is a herbivore, Slytherin, and connoisseur of oats. She is a former teacher who is currently studying to earn a master's degree in curriculum development. You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.

One Response to Vanilla Cappuccino Zoats [Guest Post]

  1. Cassie says:

    Looks SUPER delicious–And it’s zoats too! Have to make this ASAP!

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