This decadent chocolate oatmeal porridge would definitely take good care of YOU... my chocolate loving friend. Oatmeal is one of my favorite breakfast recipes. It’s easy to malt and can be easily adapted to any flavor you like. There are a variety of options you can use as toppings which include berries.
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Chocolate Oatmeal Porridge Recipe
So who doesn't love chocolate? Or anything Chocolatey. I love white Chocolate ( yes I know white Chocolate isn't real chocolate but I just love it.) Tell you what? I am not a big fan of dark chocolate, hubby and my son totally love those. But I must say that for someone who isn't crazy about dark chocolate, this decadent chocolate oatmeal porridge definitely made me smile
How to make Chocolate Oatmeal
This recipe doesn't contain real chocolate but rather I used a good quality cocoa powder. I added some decaf coffee powder to enhance the chocolate flavor. Coffee really does some magic to chocolate all the time. You really have to try it if you haven't you need to because it's sooo good.
What you do is you basically cook the oats slowly over medium low heat in milk mixed with cocoa powder and coffee. The magic happens as the oats gets infused with the cocoa and coffee flavors just like when you marinate meats.
The end result gooey chocolatey oatmeal porridge for the win. You've got to try this
What you need to make this decadent Chocolate Oatmeal
- Oats: I prefer to use traditional oats or steak cut oats over quick oats for this recipe because they give enough to room for infusion of flavors while they cook because of their longer cook time.
- Salt: Salt in oatmeal is simply magical. It brings out the depth in flavor by offsetting the sweetness.
- Milk: Full cream milk is my preference for richness but skimmed milk or any low fat milk will work. If you are dairy free you can use any plant based milk like almond milk or coconut milk.
- Cocoa Powder: a good quality cocoa powder is recommended.
- Decaffeinated instant Coffee: Coffee enhances the flavor of chocolate so I love adding coffee to my chocolate recipes
- Vanilla Essence: For flavor
- Toppings: Top off the chocolate oatmeal with chocolate chunks or chips, some almond slivers and some berries.
If you love oats like I do, you need to check out these other Oatmeal recipes!
- Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Oatmeal Porridge
- Apple and Cinnamon Oatmeal Porridge
- Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Porridge
Hope you get to try this chocolate oatmeal. I would love to hear all about the delight you felt on your first spoon?
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Chocolate oatmeal porridge
- 1 ½ cups rolled oats if gluten-free, use certified gluten-free oats
- 3 ½ cups milk you can substitute with 2 cups of milk and 1 ½ cup of water
- 1 Tablespoon Sweetner of choice honey, maple syrup etc
- 1 ½ tablespoon cocoa powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon decaf instant coffee optional
- 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
- Chocolate chunks Fruits, nuts etc.
- Warm up milk in a sauce pan, then turn off heat. Do not bring to boil.
- Dissolve cocoa, and coffee in the milk then add salt and vanilla to the milk and stir
- Add the oats into the milk mixture then turn heat on to medium low.
- Cook till done. You have to stir continuously to prevent burning. Takes about 6 mins to get fully cooked.
- Serve with more milk, toppings of choice.
- Sweeten to your taste with sweetener of choice.
- Use gluten free oats if you are gluten free
- You can substitute milk with plant based milk if you are dairy free or vegan.
- You can also substitute some of the milk in the recipe with water if you want.