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Chocolate oatmeal?!

Chocolate Oatmeal - From @choccoveredkt ... Ingredients: 1/2 cup oats, 2 tbsp cocoa powder, 1 tsp vanilla, 1/4 cup... Full recipe:


Oh my goodness, yes! In just 5 minutes, you can make this decadent-yet-good-for-you chocolate oatmeal for one. It’s like dessert for breakfast!

I don’t let chance dictate whether my day gets off to a good start. I’d rather make sure it’ll be a good day… by consuming chocolate first thing. Sometimes, it’s in the form of my Chocolate Coconut Banana Bread.

But often, it simply means mixing a spoonful of chocolate peanut butter into my morning oatmeal, or cutting a big hunk off a 100% Dagoba chocolate bar to eat on the side of whatever breakfast I might be having. It’s not possible to eat chocolate and frown at the same time. Really, it’s not. Try it!

Am I wrong? Can you do it?

Well, then at least I got you to eat some chocolate!

Chocolate oatmeal?! Oh my goodness, yes! Continue reading:

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5 Minute Chocolate Oatmeal

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  • 1/2 cup rolled oats 
  • 3/4 cup milk of choice
  • 1 over-ripe banana
  • 1 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • sweetener of choice, as desired
Total Time: 5m
Yield: Serves 1


Combine all ingredients and cook, uncovered, over medium-high heat for 5-7 minutes. When it starts to bubble, stir occasionally. Sweeten as desired.

*Click here if you’d prefer: Banana-Free Chocolate Oatmeal*


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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 favourite is in your Deep-Dish Cookie Pie! I’m still dreaming about it! 😀 😀 I’ve been trying steel cut oatmeal recently, but it doesn’t quite sit well with my tummy. Normal oatmeal doesn’t either, but steel cut oatmeal causes more tummy discomfort. But when mixed into some baked good, all’s fine and well! Your photography skills are getting better and better! 😀

    1. April says:

      Try gluten free oats

      1. nevaeh says:

        I avoid gluten in general as it flares IBS symptoms, but I use these oats and feel ok 🙂

  2. I love simple stove top quick oats. I simple add oats, milk, some water, a banana, and a tad of brown sugar. PERFECT!

  3. Kendra says:

    I love both steel-cut oats and rolled oats, but I probably eat rolled oats more often because they cook faster:) One of my favorite ways to prepare rolled oats is to cook half a cup of oats with: 1 cup of almond milk and 1 banana mashed with 1 Tbsp of cocoa powder and 1 tsp of cinnamon. Then I swirl in a big spoonful of almond butter and the end and devour:) I also once cooked some oats with pineapple instead of my usual banana, blueberries, or apple, and it was soooo delicious! Who knew that pineapple would be so good in oatmeal?? Shredded pear is also delicious in oatmeal (shredding it helps evenly distribute the sweetness throughout the oatmeal). And in my opinion, no bowl of oatmeal is complete without some nut butter mixed in:)

    1. Pineapple oatmeal sounds so tropical! Add coconut milk and you have a pina colada!

  4. Vanessa N says:

    My new favorite oatmeal combo: Put 1/2 C old fashioned oats in a bowl. Pour in enough water to cover. Microwave 1 1/2 min. stir in 1 t maple syrup and 1 T coconut cream/milk (from the can). So quick and so delicious!

    1. You had me at the mention of coconut cream :).

  5. Mmmmm oatmeal+chocolate! Steel cut are my favorite for sure, but sometimes I mix in rolled or oat bran for volume. I’m such a volume eater! And I agree. Impossible not to smile while consuming chocolate.

  6. Gen says:

    Yummy!!! I love oatmeal!!!! Here they actually sell a box of oats w/ cocoa powder already mixed in! It makes me so happy! hahaha

  7. Barb says:

    I lovee rolled oats. I ALWAYS mix mine with fresh fruit, cinnamon, and ground ginger. Chocolate chips look like an excellent addition! yum!

  8. chocolate + oatmeal= there’s a party in my tummy

  9. Melissa says:

    Always always: rolled oats, coconut milk, cinnamon, vanilla and a sliced banana cooked on the stove top. Then I swirl in scoop of nut butter. It’s my favorite way to have ’em 🙂 Even better if I have an empty nut butter jar. 😉

  10. Megan says:

    Beautiful, chocolaty, and delicious as always! It looks so good….be back in 5 minutes!

  11. CookiePie says:

    Chocolate + oatmeal = Delicious! Two of my favorite foods together!

  12. Perfect! I am on the overnight oats kick because it’s so quick but I always have 5 minutes in the morning. Definitely going to try this one soon!! Yum!!

  13. that looks SO GOOD! im eating oats right now tha ti JUST made.. kinda wish was 20 mins behind to see this!

  14. This sounds great!! I love both versions! I need to try this 🙂

  15. Chocolate banana oatmeal. Genious! I’m about to make a five minute chocolate banana oatmeal muffin right now! I’m making your oatmela next although I doubt mine will be as pretty as yours. 🙂 Oatmeal makes everything better, right? Why is that?

    1. Hmmm… I’ve always wondered the same thing about chocolate. 🙂

  16. Jennifer says:

    Now I want chocolate oatmeal. Dinner? After yoga class tonight? A real possibility, a real possibility.

  17. Emma says:

    Oh I love oatmeal. So much. Steel cut is amazing, but I find myself eating rolled oats more often because it’s easier. Whenever I come across a new blog, I always checkout the breakfast section to see how many oatmeal recipes they have before I decide if they’re legit;) Also, this looks delicious! I am so eating this for breakfast tomorrow! (or maybe lunch..if I can’t wait:)

    I don’t know if I could narrow it down to my favorite way to eat oatmeal. I love overnight oats (oats, banana, chia seeds, and almond milk mixed and set in the fridge overnight), but I also love just hot oatmeal with flax, walnuts, bananas, and soy milk. Basically anything with oatmeal and bananas is a win for me.

  18. yummm i love me some oatmeal so i’ll have to try this one out. a few months ago i was obsessed with a pumpkin oatmeal that i made and i literally had it for breakfast for a month straight 🙂

    1. Claire says:

      Would you mind passing on that recipe?? 🙂

  19. who doesn’t like banana’s??? thats just… BANANAS. tee hee.
    i could seriously turn into a banana i eat so many of them.

    and i love making chocolate oats. adding some chocolate protein powder always does the trick too. sometimes i go the unhealthy way and add torani sugar free chocolate syrup, but that does have artificial sweeteners in it, so i know some people don’t like to go that route, but it’s pretty tasty so once in awhile i’ll do it. that aspartame hasn’t killed me off yet 😉

    1. My crazy sister, that’s who! She hates them. I have a theory that it was a survival mechanism when she was little; she HAD to start hating them because I would always eat them all and there’d be none left for her… anyway, it’s just a thought ;).

    2. Katherine says:

      Some of us are allergic to bananas. It’s a sad life. 🙁

  20. I justtt started liking oatmeal again. I had about a year hiatus because it wouldn’t settle well in my stomach and left me feeling more hungry and jittery. But then I discovered steel cut oats and they work out really well for me! They take longer to make but its worth it for me. I actually made some at night and reheated them in the morning, poured them over some plain kefir in a mason jar and stirred in some butter and maple syrup and had oats on the go as I drove to work.

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