Posts tagged ‘Starbucks VIA’

February 9, 2010

Coffee. Oatmeal. Together?

Yes, that is correct. Coffee and oatmeal intertwining with each other, creating an out of this world bowl of oat fulfilling bliss.

Obviously I’m a fan of oatmeal. (I briefly talked about my love affair here.) Oatmeal is the ultimate base to create many different palette pleasing dishes. And since coffee is a slight obsession that I inhibit, why not mingle the two? That is when I came up with this bowl of oats:

Hazelnut Mocha Oats

  • 1 small ripe banana (about 5-7 inches long)
  • ½ cup oats, non-instant
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 stick of Starbucks VIA
  • 1-2 tbsp. Nutella (Nutella is an Italian chocolate-hazelnut spread commonly found in the grocery aisle with peanut butter.)

In a microwave safe bowl, pour in 1 cup of water with your VIA. Stir until VIA has dissolved. Next slice your banana in thin slices and toss them into your bowl with the dissolved VIA. Pour in the oats and give them a quick stir. Place the bowl into a microwave and microwave for 2 ½ – 3 minutes. Remove from microwave and stir in Nutella. Feel free to mash the oatmeal mixture a little bit to really soften the banana. Grab a spoon, enjoy!

Of course you may add a splash of milk if you’d like. Or if indulgence is your objective, dollop a few tablespoons of chocolate chips on top. Making this oatmeal upon your stove top is an option too.