Can two such words co-exist? Healthy and chocolate? Surely they’re a contradiction? Not so, my friends. Not so. In fact, they combine wonderfully with the third: oatmeal. Or porridge, which might be more familiar. Healthy chocolate oatmeal: it exists, and it is wonderful.
I like to eat this on the weekends, when I feel like something sweet and indulgent but also something healthy; when pancakes are too much effort, and the chewy texture of cooked oats is calling to me.
Of course, there is nothing stopping you from eating this every day of every week for all of time! That’s the great thing about this recipe! There’s no saturated fats, there’s no dairy, there’s nothing really that could trip you up. Simply cocoa powder (for chocoate goodness), ground flaxseed (to get a dose of healthy omega-3’s), some sweetener, and some non-dairy milk (for creaminess).
As you can see, at it’s heart, it’s simple. There’s nothing complex or sophisticated needed to bring healthy chocolate oatmeal to your breakfast table. I like to go nuts on the toppings, as you can see, but you can also have your oats ‘naked’, with peanut butter, strawberries, granola, coconut flakes.. the list is endless!
A note about measurements
I like to make my chocolate oatmeal with jumbo oats: they give more texture. As such, 40g is equal to about half a cup, but if you’re using rolled oats, I tend to find that 1/2 cup weighs more around the 50g mark.
More vegan porridge recipes to try:
- Chocolate & Mint Porridge
- Starbucks style Rose & Pistachio Mocha Porridge
- Black Forest Blackberry Porridge
- Gingerbread Porridge
- Apple, Blueberry & Mint Porridge
Healthy Chocolate Oatmeal Recipe
Luci Rebecca, Made by Luci
Healthy and chocolate. Can they co-exist? Of course they can. And they do so devilishly in my favourite simple, healthy chocolate oatmeal recipe.
- Prep: 1 minute
- Cook: 5 minutes
- Total: 6 minutes
- Serves 1
- Calories 249
- 40g jumbo oats (~1/2 cup with jumbo oats)
- 2 tsp ground flaxseed (~5g)
- 2 tsp coco powder (~5g)
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 60ml non-dairy milk (~1/4 cup, I used cashew)
- 180ml water (3/4 cup)
- Add all the ingredients to a saucepan over a medium heat.
- Bring to a simmer and stir often until desired consistency is reached. Add more water if needed - it depends on your oats/flaxseed - I'll add up to another 60ml (1/4 cup).
- Top as desired! Some ideas include: fruit, nuts, coconut flakes, dairy free yogurt, peanut butter! Go wild.
To ensure recipe is gluten free, use certified gluten free oats.
Calculated with real maple syrup. If using sugar free, zero calorie maple syrup it's about 50 calories, 12g sugar less.