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Hot Fudge Oatmeal

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Hi Chocolate Fudgekins!

I don’t really know what a fudgekin is. But it sounds yummy.

Breakfast today was incredible. The fudge in the oats created a delicious, gooey mess. If you think “chocolate peanut butter fudge oatmeal” sounds good, I can assure you it tastes even better!


Hot Fudge Oatmeal

  • Sliced berries
  • Fudge, such as Chocolate PB Fudge.
  • Sprinkle of raw cacao nibs
  • 1 serving cooked oats (made with 1/4 tsp salt and 1.5c liquid)

I added the fudge to the cooked oatmeal (that I’d cooked the day before) and microwaved until it melted a little. Then I added the sliced berries and cacao nibs. (You could sub chocolate chip.s) I didn’t bother to measure any of the toppings, or the fudge. Just add as much of everything as you want; it’s pretty hard to go wrong with this oatmeal. 


Usually I like to eat cold oatmeal, especially in the summer. But sometimes you have to make an exception. Melted-chocolate-covered strawberries are definitely worthy of an exception.

Chocolate Melty Goodness

Now that I think of it, why have I never put hot fudge sauce on my oatmeal before??? In the next few weeks (and months? And years?) I will have to make up for lost time and eat hot-fudge oatmeal with a vengeance. I’m thinking breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Word.


Question of the Day:

What are your favorite things to put into oatmeal?
Nut butters? Berries? Sliced bananas?

One of my favorite recipes: Magic Breakfast Pudding.

See? I don’t always eat fancy oats!

Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 
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  1. My favorite thing to put in oatmeal is CHOCOLATE. My absolute favorite oatmeal is your Raspberry-Truffle Oatmeal it is SO GOOD! I can’t wait to try this!

  2. tea-bag says:

    i’m actually one of those weird people that loves their oatmeal super plain. i like a thick, chewy bowl of oats that your spoon can stand up straight in!

    sometimes i’ll get in a weird mood, though, and have a poached egg on top of my oats! runny egg plus oats & a little soy sauce. AWESOME!

    1. I love the “chewy” oats (especially GOOD steel cut oats) very plain because they have amazing texture/ very subtle taste!

  3. Liza says:

    almond butter and bananas! i tend not to branch out too much on the oat toppings front but i should!

  4. Cocoa powder! And sweetener… if that counts. Nothing’s better than cocoa! EVER. 😀

  5. Jen says:

    I think we log on at the same time in the mornings, because your posts keep popping up while I’m on my google reader! :)

    My favorite things to put in oatmeal are chia seeds, raisins, cocoa powder, banana (obviously), peanut butter (obviously again), or fresh berries. Not all of those together at the same time. Although…that would work! I also like plain oatmeal, and I always add a sprinkle of sea salt. In the summer time, I like to take advantage of seasonal fruits like fresh peaches. They taste great chopped up in oats.

    1. My posts almost always go up around 10am EST. I schedule them, so sometimes I’m not even around when they publish!

  6. Stefanie says:

    That looks so good. Favorite thing to put in oatmeal? I would say fruit and nut butters. :)

  7. Kaycee says:

    omgoodness! i just finished eating oatmeal with some bananas and i had some leftover oatmeal so i mixed it with some cocoa, peanut butter, almond milk, stevia, cinnamon, and vanilla extract and it tastes delicious! so funny that i opened up my email and saw this post :)

  8. Sarah says:

    Ohh oatmeal.. is there anything you can’t do?

    1. Calculus 😉
      I hated that class!

  9. Helen says:

    Katie, you are the healthy dessert QUEEN. You really are.

    As for what I like in my oatmeal… i think my very favorite is a classic, with cinnamon, apples, raisins, walnuts, a little butter, and a drizzle of maple syrup and splash of milk at the end. For some reason, the first few bites of oatmeal taste so good to me but I can never eat very much. It really fills me up.

    1. Lisa C says:

      Me too! Oatmeal is so filling! That’s one of the reasons I love it :).

  10. Oh wow, I bet this hit the spot! Good call on the strawberries too :)

    There are so many different things I like to add to my oatmeal – it’s one of the things I like best about it. It feels like a different breakfast everyday even though it’s basically the same. I like to add nuts, flax, cocoa powder, almond butter, banana, stewed fruit, raisins, peaches, berries, pumpkin seeds…I could go on!

    My current favourite is my carrot cake flavoured version:

    1. Kate says:

      Lol, I’ve been making a carrot cake version that’s similar but I use maple syrup and toast the walnuts. Sometimes I pop zucchini in too. So good! I even just wrote a blog post (to be posted after editing…) about it but I think I’ll now just direct people to you Aine.

      1. Mmmm I was thinking about zucchini because zucchini bread reminds me of carrot cake so I thought it would work in oatmeal too! Might try that this weekend :)

  11. Angel says:

    I like raisins, sunflower seeds, walnuts and Baker’s chocolate. YUM!

  12. Oc Ziegler says:

    Coconut butter+White Chocolate Wonderful PB are my favee oatmeal toppings. I also like different jams and jellies and of corse chocolate or cacao nibs!!

  13. Michaela says:

    I actually really don´t like chocolate in my oatmeal, but I do love nut butters in combination with fresh fruit, frozen berries or even jam. Yummie! Just had a bowl with pb/j this morning :)

  14. I really cannot think of much that I wouldn’t put in oatmeal! I love nut butters, fruit, CHOCOLATE, jam, I could go on all day. I’ll definitely be using my leftover fudge (if there is any!) to put on some oatmeal tomorrow. You’re the best!!!

  15. Katherine says:

    I like putting some cinnamon and vanilla into my oats 😀
    Though, fruit is always amazing in it!

  16. Sliced bananas and frozen berries!! I love the way the juices of the frozen berries kind of mix in with everything!!

    1. Lisa C says:

      Frozen pineapple is good too! :)

      1. It is! Just had those yesterday morning.. with coconut, too! Tropical!

  17. Lisa C says:

    This looks so yummy. I want to dive right in. As if I needed an extra incentive to make that amazing fudge you posted yesterday!

  18. Justin’s Chocolate Almond butter… yum! Although your peanut butter fudge looks amazing…may have to try that!!

  19. Melissa says:

    Bananas and peanut butter. Always. Not original, but it makes me oh so happy!

  20. Gen says:

    That looks amazing!!!!!!!! And the pictures are gorgeous! 😀

  21. Allie says:

    Are you going to post the recipe?? Cause that looks delicious and I’d love to make it!

    1. It’s not really a recipe. It’s just oatmeal with strawberries, cacao nibs, and the fudge thrown in at the very end to melt.

  22. Yum, that looks so good :) Can’t believe I’ve never done that before. Strawberries and chocolate are such an amazing combo. I’m usually pretty boring and just like banana and nut butter 😛

  23. Looks so good! Right now I’m loving the blueberry-banana-vanilla combo.

  24. I wish I liked oatmeal more. But my favorite things to put in it are blueberries and almonds, peanut butter, carob, dried cranberries and pecans.

  25. Katie, I have no idea how you make the mess that is oatmeal look so good. teach me.

    I looove adding bananas, peanut butter, protein powder, and cocoa powder to my oats.

  26. Amber K says:

    I agree with another commenter, I love THICK chewy oatmeal. Almost the consistency of a soft cookie. My favorite though is overnight oatmeal. Just oats mixed with vanilla Greek yogurt and a little cinnamon formed into a cookie shape and placed in the fridge overnight. Perfection!

  27. Megan says:

    Similar to others, I love nut butters and fruit! And I made your ice cream last night but with coconut milk and dark cocoa powder. Delicious! I drizzled it with dark chocolate almond butter (aka healthy frosting) and it was heavenly!

  28. dark chocolate, pb, and banana!!!!

  29. Eric Jaffa says:

    When will you tell us about your big decision?

  30. Ann Claire says:

    So your pictures are kind of beautiful (and by kind of I mean really beautiful). I was just wondering what the background is, like behind the placemat?

    1. LOL it’s my coffee table… I actually don’t like it, because it causes my photos to sometimes have a weird glare! But that’s the best room in the house for light. Plus, maybe the glare helps with catching the light… I really know nothing about lighting for photos! Anyway, that was probably a much longer, rambling answer than you were expecting! 😕

  31. i love SLICED PEARS in my oatmeal and chocolate protein powder…
    plus a little PB in there doesn’t hurt!

  32. Melted bananas and almond butter are my favorite things to put in oatmeal! :)

  33. That oatmeal looks amazing!!!! I love the idea of a healthy dessert breakfast! And I like to add nuts to my oatmeal for a little healthy fat and the crunch factor!

  34. Lemon, poppyseed, and almond extract with yogurt, all blended with the oats together in the blender to make a lemon poppyseed muffin pudding! SOOO good.

  35. Kara says:

    my go-to for oatmeal toppings is always the same! I cook the oats in water with half a banana, no salt – and then once removed I add in the other half of the banana, coconut butter, hemp seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds, coconut/almond milk, and a BOAT ton of blueberries. Not even kidding. It’s ridiculous how big my bowl is. I eat a small child for breakfast every day and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
    Not sure why I can’t seem to catch onto the nut-butter-in-oatmeal craze.

    1. I don’t usually put nut butter in my oatmeal either! Maybe it’s because, when I eat oats cold, the nut butter doesn’t melt; it just sits there in a blob!
      The only time I like it in oatmeal is if I’m blending the oats. Otherwise, I’ll just have some on the side if I’m in a nut-butter mood.

  36. Pineapple coconut is delicious….. Chocolate coconut is wonderful….. Chocolate strawberry rocks…. Pumpkin butter with walnuts…… I bet I could go on all day!
    Yours looks delightful!

  37. kate says:

    I could eat oatmeal 3x a day especially with fudge all over it yum!

  38. Yum yum yum. LOVE chocolate fudge and sauce. Back when I ate frozen yogurt i would get the sugar free hot fudge all the time. Hello vegan version. Hello happy me.

  39. I LOVE whipping in a banana and adding some protein powder and almond butttttah :)

  40. My favorite thing to put in oatmeal is pumpkin! It literally goes in to EVERY bowl I make!

  41. Hi Katie :) Chocolate n oats is so good. Luv that your pics are so bright and pretty! Any of these things I love in oats: peanut butter, coconut flour, almond milk, cocoa powder, chia seeds, flax seeds.

  42. Fave things to put into oats…cinnamon and brown sugar and of course, any kind of choc chips, cocoa powder, whipped cream, etc :)

    Your pics the last few days are just popping off the screen! I never went back to FG to check on your pic but read your comment reply to me…I didnt even know they had like an “afternoon” rotation where they do a mass accept/rotation. I thought it was just all day and there were people they just processed things all day. Didnt realize it was in one big bundle but I guess that makes sense now that I think about it….why for like 5 hrs nothing will change and then there’s pages worth of new stuff. But sometimes I do think they “process” them a handful at a time..who knows….?

    1. LOL now I feel like a foodgawker stalker (hey, that rhymes!) for knowing so much about them ;). They usually change twice a day–once at night and once in the afternoon. But, like you said, the changes take place in batches. Usually it starts around 1-3pm (TX time) and ends before 5. And the night one starts around 9-11pm and ends… sometime in the night!
      Oh, and they did take my fudge (and this oatmeal). I haven’t submitted it to TS yet, because I like to have different photos on the sites at the same time. Love you, Averie!

  43. I love fresh fruit and nuts and spices. Cocoa powder with strawberries, coconut pineapple, apple cinnamon walnut….

  44. You had me at hot fudge…

  45. Breakfast party?! Yes? 😀

  46. Umm favorite oatmeal combo:
    coconut flakes, banana, smidgen of peanut butter, sea salt.
    You know how there’s a “truffle shuffle”? Well, I think there should be one for fudge too :-)

    1. Haha yes! I’m in! Or a cake walk… what about a fudge walk?

  47. Savannah says:

    Everything you make looks amazing! Thanks for sharing so many great recipe ideas! I am new to the blog world and featured my twist on your voluminous oats on my post today! Thanks: )

  48. Freya says:

    That does sound REALLY good! But I’m going to be a bit of a weirdo here, and say I actually don’t like toppings on my oats! I always put them on so it looks pretty, but then I eat them first so I can enjoy the oats :p saying that though, cold yogurt stirred into warm oats is DELICIOUS!

  49. Cinnamon is my fave thing to put on my oatmeal!! I know its little….but you can really taste the difference :)

  50. Musugonekuku says:

    Vanilla protein powder and chocolate chips! After 9 months of having oatmeal for breakfast, I can’t understand why I tried this combo only last week. Already loving it, so yum.

    But when I only had a short night sleep, I like to put some instant coffee in my oats, most of the time with some sweetener and vanilla and/or cinnamon. There are just those days that I wake up and know that that will do the trick. Nothing like waking up without rushing, just sitting in bed with a bowl of warm oats.

  51. I like my oats nice and thick, with rather an obscene amount of gorgeous homemade honey :) nice n simple but its been a few years and im still yet to get bored! Your recipes are absolutely fabulous though and this one in particular might tempt me to stray off the honey path a little :)

  52. Charissa says:

    Girl…you have the best ideas…i think I’ll be trying this with peanut butter and banana…and chocolate syrup! Thanks girlie!

  53. Now I want breakfast – at 10pm… yours looks and sounds amazing! :-)

  54. I’m going to have strawberries and chocolate for pudding now, great idea!

  55. Moni'sMeals says:

    SUPER YUMMY RECIPE Katie! I can make this tommorow, I will check it out. All these ingredients are staples at my house. :)

  56. EpiRunner says:

    Oatmeal + mashed sweet potato + red river cereal + cinnamon + vanilla + chopped apple. mmmmm.

  57. Ragnhild says:

    Katie!! I cant stop Ah-ing!!
    This looks absolutly delicious! I can really taste it 😛 This need to be tryed!
    My fav toppings for oatmeal is without a doubt nutbutter, chocolate and berries!

  58. Katieeeeee!! Tell us your big news! 😛
    This is the btw… just like everything else you’ve ever made!

    1. I’m hoping to get a post up on Tuesday!

  59. I like overnight oats cold (and muesli) but otherwise, it’s hot oats all the way (probably why I tend to not eatoats during the summer/ when I’m in the Philippines). to me, oats = winter/ fall/ early spring. But sometimes I make an exception. for this i just might make an exception 😉

  60. The minute I read the recipe for the fudge I thought “This would be fantastic in oatmeal.” You beat me to the punch, but I’ll still be trying it!!

    Lately my favorite thing on oats has been coconut butter, but nut butters and raisins are close behind!

  61. Rebecca says:

    All of those :) I add in banana, blueberries, nut butter and top it with cinnamon.

  62. Emilia says:

    Oh my gosh, that look so good. I love putting frozen fruit into my oatmeal, it acts like a natural fruity sweetener, delicious! Of course, I also love putting chocolate into oatmeal :)

  63. Oh my gosh. Katie, I LOVE YOUR BLOG!!!!! You are absolutely AMAZING! Thank you SO much for all of the hard work you put into your blog — knowing you has changed me for the better.

    1. How are you so sweet????? Truly!!!

  64. BroccoliHut says:

    I think the simpler question for me would be what don’t I like in my oatmeal :)
    Today I topped my oat bran with strawberries with sunflower butter.

  65. oh wow! this looks absolutely incredible!
    I must say I am a huge fan of what you’ve created here :) I often rave about your delicious creations on my own blog! three of my main interests in life are food, health and ethical eating so you can see why I adore your blog! you’ve really opened my eyes to the ways of healthy, vegan desserts :)
    thank you! please keep posting!

  66. michelle says:

    Your oats look ridiculous! I’m definitely trying this tomorrow morning. I love roasted almonds and coconut in my oats.

  67. Tara says:

    A fudgekin sounds like a little fudge bite! You should coin that using your pb fudge! Maybe they could be rolled into little balls like munchkins!

    I usually don’t eat oats, but one time I had chocolate peppermint oats and I crumbled a candy cane in it! It was AWESOME! Otherwise, I’m really boring and I like pumpkin or banana, raisins, and ALWAYS cinnamon. Unless you’re making chocolate peppermint oats, in which I would not recommend cinnamon!

  68. Amanda says:

    I have a general chocolate question for ya! I haven’t had any caffeine (chocolate included) in quite a while just because I was trying to cut back on my caffeine addiction (which I did! yay!) and tonight I added raw cacao to my smoothie. I literally felt like I was high (I mean…or like I’d drank a few cups or coffee or something). As someone who eats chocolate every day, do you get an emotional high or energy burst from chocolate? I totally feel weird and buzzed right now! I’d like to experiment with healthy, sugar-free chocolate stuff but I don’t know if I can handle feeling this funky!

    1. Hmmm… I have a lot of energy in general, but I don’t think I get a caffeine buzz from chocolate. Either that, or I’ve gotten used to it because I’ve never had a day without chocolate (I don’t think), and so I wouldn’t have anything to compare it to!
      But I AM affected by caffeine in coffee. My first year of college, I lived within walking distance from a Starbucks and my friends and I would go all the time. I started out ordering iced coffees… but then I couldn’t sleep, even if I’d had one as early as noon!

  69. Kathy says:

    For me, I like to add in jam, mashed bananas, & LOTS of peanut butter. I’ve never thought of adding chocolate to it before~! I haven’t really been eating oatmeal nowadays, I’ve been craving pancakes for breakfast instead 😉

  70. Green Groats says:

    Blueberries and cottage cheese are def my fav things to add to oatmeal. I usually eat my oats cold too! It’s just super easy to make a large batch at the start of the week and easily be able to pull it out of the fridge in the AM.

  71. mmmm haven’t had oatmeal in a while! I love adding a tbsp of peanut butter and cocoa to oatmeal, and I enjoy a slightly different version of raspberry chocolate truffle oats.

  72. Aren’t oats the best? Love peanut butter and I usually have to accompany it with a mocha (you know, to get that chocolate PB combo). Ha! :)

  73. AikoVenus says:

    Those look so tasty! And it gives everyone an excuse to have chocolate for every meal! ^^

    1. Haha as if we needed another excuse, right? 😉

  74. Mmmm, this looks great!

    I love sliced bananas on oats!

  75. Ahhhhmazing! Looks so yummy. My fave things to put on oatmeal are (currently): carob chips, crushed up Puffins cereal (usually the chocolate and PB variety) and always, melted peanut butter.

  76. beta says:

    hi CCK , i’m from Malaysia .absolutely been falling in love with your blog.can i ask you something,instead of using steel cut or old fashion oatmeal, can i use instant oatmeal ? are they going to come out like yours if i use the instant one. i hope you or anyone will answer me .thank you very much !

  77. Lily says:

    you probably have so much to do that a comment with so little content distracts you from more important things, but while i was reading this post i just realized how incredibly funny you seem to be! :)

  78. Lexi says:

    Can you use chocolate instead of fudge? It looks SO yummy! Some of my family doesn’t like PB so do you have a recipe for fudge that does not have PB? Maybe you can omit the PB? Looks SOO good!!! Thank you!