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Five Minute Chocolate Oatmeal

Chocolate oatmeal?! Is there really such a thing?

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 Banana Bread.

Or this ultra creamy Vegan Chocolate Mousse.

But often, it simply means mixing a spoonful of chocolate peanut butter into my morning oatmeal, or cutting a big hunk off a 100% chocolate bar to eat on the side of whatever breakfast I might be having.

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

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!

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What’s your favorite way to eat oatmeal?

Is there a specific way you always prepare it?

Or maybe you don’t like oatmeal at all?

For inspiration, here are some of my favorites:

Over 50 Healthy Oatmeal Recipes

I make this at least once a week for breakfast


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Chocolate Oatmeal Recipe

This easy chocolate oatmeal can be made in just five minutes and is perfect for a healthy breakfast.
5/5 (19)
Total Time 5 minutes
Yield 1 serving


  • 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


  • Combine all ingredients and cook, uncovered, over medium-high heat for 5-7 minutes. When it starts to bubble, stir occasionally. Sweeten as desired. You can also make this up the night before if you wish.
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Published on September 21, 2011

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  1. Nalla says

    I put all these ingredients in a blender, added some ice, and made it into a smoothie bowl. The only used 1/2 tbs cocoa powder since the oatmeal wasn’t going to expand and soak it up. It turned out delicious! Thank you for the recipe

  2. Marwa says

    Oh my godness! I’ve literally been missing out on life! I tried this recipe and I am HOOKED! Lovve itt! Thank you!❤️

  3. kathie says

    my favorite oatmeal recipe is so close to this they’re like cousins. I don’t have a microwave, so I steep my oatmeal. A cup of rolled oats in a ceramic bowl with a cup of boiling water and cover with a ceramic saucer for five minutes. Then I add 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar , Some brown sugar, milk and butter and I’m happy happy. It taste like a caramel apple. But if I add cocoa while I am steeping my oatmeal I’ll bet it will taste like a chocolate covered Apple. I don’t have any cocoa powder on hand so I think I’ll try an envelope of Swiss Miss hot chocolate mix! Thank you for the wonderful recipes

  4. Elyse says

    How long will this keep for if I were to double the batch and make ahead for work breakfasts?

    This is delicious!!!!!!

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