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Chocolate Mudslide Oatmeal

To say I’m excited about Halloween would be an understatement.

How can one not get excited when thinking about Halloween Cupcakes, cute black cats, jack-o-lanterns, and (the best part!) dressing up? During this time, nothing is exempt from my little Halloween-happy fingers. Nothing, not even my oatmeal.

So this morning, for my post-run breakfast, I celebrated the holiday a bit early… with ghoulishly-good chocolate mudslide oatmeal.

chocolate mudslide oatmeal

Dark and scary … it’s like something straight out of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Chocolate Mudslide Oatmeal

(serves 1)

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk of choice
  • scant 1/4 tsp salt
  • sweetener of choice
  • 1 tbsp Dutch cocoa powder (It has a completely different taste from regular cocoa powder)
  • optional, Amazing Grass chocolate powder

Cook up a serving of oatmeal with the  milk and the salt.  (I like to cook the oats the day before so that I can throw breakfast together more quickly.) Add the vanilla, cocoa, and more salt and sweetener to taste.  I also add a little more milk of choice, as some will evaporate if you leave the cooked oatmeal in the fridge overnight. Optional: Right before I eat it, I sprinkle on about 1/2 a little packet of the chocolate super food powder.  Then I drizzle on about 1/8 cup almond milk.  I don’t stir either of these things in.  I love the unstirred, powdery texture.


A swampy concoction, fit for a Monster.

This recipe works very well with the Voluminous Oatmeal Trick.

What lurks in your oatmeal?

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Published on October 30, 2009

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  1. Strawberry Mama says

    Oh my. This is the best oatmeal I’ve ever had. So good! I just happened to have a sample of the chocolate greens powder that I had just picked up. I stirried it in and topped it with chocolate chips and almond milk. Great breakfast for me and my kids!

  2. Sabrina says

    Hi Katie!

    I was wondering if you used Amazing Grass chocolate superfood powder in anything else you make? I saw some at the store today and it was sort of expensive ($23) but seemed healthy and i and was wondering what else I could use it for? I have never heard about it before and have only seen it mentioned by you in this post, so I literally know nothing about it. But I figure if you use it it must be pretty good! 🙂

      • Sabrina says


        I was actually able to go onto their website and order a sample pack of their flavors for $2.99 (free shipping!).
        Okay I’ve got one more annoying cooking question for you for today…I bought some xylitol to make your sugar-free powdered sugar with, and I see you list it as a substitute in some of your recipes that call for sugar. Can I sub it in any recipe that calls for white sugar? Is the ratio for sugar 1:1? (I assumed it was because you didn’t write anything about it having to be substituted in different proportions). Finally, is it only to be used for baking? Or can I put it in to sweeten anything? Oatmeal for example?

        I suppose that was actually more than one question, sorry 😛

        Thank you so much!

        Your huge fan 🙂

  3. Casey says

    Can you use your volumoinus oatmeal trick for this or does it work better to do it the way you have written above? Also, where can you find the amazing grass superfood powder and is there anything else you would sprinkle on top besides that? Sorry for all the questions this just looks so good I want to get it right! Thanks!

  4. Ryan says

    I saw the recipe that calls for bananas on pinterest and it looked so good! I didn’t have the bananas so I decided I would try this recipe! It turned out pretty good! I feel like I kept adding sugar and cocoa to get the chocolaty sweet taste. I also added chocolate chips while it was cooling and wow what a difference! The melted chocolate gave it such a sweet taste! I can’t wait to try the other recipe.

  5. John Schmidt says

    2 Questions regarding the yummy looking cocoa oatmeal: What’s with the Amazing Grass chocolate superfood powder? Why would I want to add this to my oatmeal? Also, can I get a recommendation for a good “Special Dark Cocoa”? Thanks very much!!

  6. Katie Heck says

    Mmmm I just made this oatmeal…but I also incorporated the Melted Banana Trick!! Let me tell you, Chocolate Banana Mudslide Oatmeal=Ridiculous!!! & I sprinkled carob powder & drizzled almond milk on top since I don’t have the Chocolate Superfood. It was delicious!

  7. Marina says

    Hi Katie!! I just had this for breakfast this morning and it was perfect!!! The first of many recipes of yours I will try. 🙂 I did use skim milk though; I am just starting to go vegan and I didn’t have any almond or soy but it was just as good. I am now obsessed with your blog and I cannot wait to keep cooking up your delicious recipes, thank you for making cooking so fun and easy 🙂

  8. zoe says

    I tried your Five Minute Chocolate Oatmeal yesterday then I made this, and I have to say I like the Five Minute Chocolate Oatmeal better. this was wwwaaaaaaaaayyyyyyy to runny for me.

  9. Kate says

    I was having such a chocolate craving tonight so for dinner I made this. This was my second time and I have to say I’m in love. You are right about the cocoa though. The first time I used unsweetened (all I had on hand). This time however I used the special dark and it was a million times better!

  10. Grace M says

    Instead of sugar and dark cocoa powder, I decided to use a packet of ‘Swiss Miss Dark Chocolate Sensation’ hot chocolate mix since we had extra lying around, and also added some cinnamon. This is a great idea for when I have a craving for chocolate (let’s face it – that happens all the time) without having too much guilt. It turned out pretty good for oatmeal, I must say. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Kait says

    I have been quietly stalking this blog for a while now. Firstly, I want to say thank you for sharing your adventures in life and in the healthy vegan food world! This blog has been such an inspiration to me in so many ways. I also wanted to share that if you do 1/4 tsp of almond extract and a 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla it tastes just like an almond joy! (I also used unsweetened cocoa instead of special dark, but I’m sure it would taste more like an almond joy with special dark.)

  12. Rachel says

    I made this today. I used 1 c of unsweetened coconut milk, Hershey’s cocoa powder, and rice protein powder. I did have to add more cocoa powder to get the chocolate taste. I used regular sugar as my sweetener and stirred in slivered almonds afterwards. This was the first time I’ve had non-baked oatmeal and enjoyed it! 🙂

  13. Ltr11 says

    Melted banana trick. At least twice a week. Mmmmm… I love it with cashew butter or pumpkin seed butter swirled in (we’re very adventurous with our nut butters!) I think I’m going to treat myself to this on my birthday. Chocolate for breakfast… A dream come true! By the way I live your blog 😉

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