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Make it a Merry Mocha Morning!





This year I hosted Thanksgiving for 25 people, and if I learned (or rather RE-learned) one thing it was to always have plenty of baked goods on hand! I knew that some of our guests would be staying for a few days, so I had whipped up some tasty treats for breakfast for these guests. I admit I was a little surprised when everything was gone before the morning after our big feast even arrived! For Christmas, I will be baking up a cookie storm (as usual) but I also wanted to come up with a great breakfast to serve... preferably one that would store well and be ready to go first thing in the morning for our early birds.

Of course, when I think about breakfast I am all about the coffee. I tried this amazing Mocha Iced Coffee from Hiland Dairy, and knew I wanted to make a mocha treat for my visitors. I also wanted something fairly substantial with whole grains to keep my guests happy. Baked oatmeal sounded like the perfect solution! So, I am excited to share this new {quick & easy} recipe today.


Great recipes start with great ingredients, and I am particularly happy to be partnering with Hiland Dairy to bring you this recipe. We talk a lot about shopping local for gifts during the holidays, and with these quality dairy products from local farmers I can do that with my baking as well! Not only that, but Hiland Dairy is giving away a year's worth of products for the holidays! Just think of the extra goodies you could make! Be sure to enter to win HERE.


Mocha Baked Oatmeal with Cherries, Flax and Walnuts



3 cups oats
1/3 cup milled flax seed
2/3 cup sugar
2 tsp baking soda
3 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup Hiland Dairy butter, melted
1 cup Hiland Dairy Mocha Iced Coffee
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup dried cherries
2/3 cup walnuts

In large bowl combine oats, flax seed, sugar and baking soda. Stir in eggs, butter, vanilla and Hiland Dairy Mocha Iced Coffee. Add in dried cherries and walnuts, and stir until well mixed. Pour batter into a 9x13 pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Cool and cover until ready to serve.




Do you have a favorite breakfast for serving to overnight guests? I would love to hear about it! And don't forget to pop over and enter the GIVEAWAY from Hiland Dairy!

(Feel free to pin this recipe for later!)




18 comments

  1. Recipe seems super easy and it actually sounds delicious. Also, I love your images! What lenses did you use?

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    1. Hi Vincent! Thanks so much for the compliment! I used a Nikon 50mm/1.8 for these photos!

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  2. oh my goodness, this looks AMAZING. I love anything mocha flavored. Thank you for sharing!

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  3. This looks delicious! A great twist on oatmeal, which I love. The mocha flavor would make it that much better!

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  4. This looks so yummy! I am definitely saving this for later!

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  5. This sounds delicious! I'm going to save this recipe and give it a try this weekend. Thanks for sharing!!

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  6. Wow! This looks so amazing! I bet it tastes delicious! :)

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  7. That looks delicious! I'm allergic to nuts, but even without, it would be great, I'm sure! :)

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  8. This sounds soooo good, if only I wasn't dairy-free! And Thanksgiving for 25 people?! Wow! That's quite the impressive hostessing! I have to know, did you do it all on one oven or two? :)

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    1. Well.... I hosted but I didn't make all the food ;) I did a lot of preparing in the days before Thanksgiving and then used crock pots to help with the warming! Everything turned out delicious and we had a wonderful day!

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  9. Yummy! These look delicious and they sound like they are easy to make! Perfect for me! Thank you! xxx

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  10. I loved when you said you're all about the coffee, because "mocha" is one of the things that made me open this post! :) I'm all about the coffee too. And this looks delicious!

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  11. Wow, that sounds amazing! I've never heard of putting mocha in baking before, but it makes perfect sense. Can't wait to try this one :)

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  12. This looks so yummy!!! We had 20 people at our Thanksgiving celebration and we had hardly any food left. I may have to try making this for Christmas!

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  13. This looks so delicious. You did an exceptional job at framing your photos. Now excuse me while drool runs down my mouth.

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  14. I'm not normally a fan of oatmeal... but I could SO get behind this one, and I actually really want to try it!

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