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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:

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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 (18)
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. Qi Ting @ Misadventures of Fat free Baking says

    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! 😀

  2. 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:)

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. 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. 😉

  6. Kristin @ STUFT Mama says

    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?

  7. 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.

  8. debbie (accidently delish) says

    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 😉

  9. katie @KatieDid says

    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.

  10. Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola says

    Ohh chocolate would be an amazing way to start the day!! And thank you for including a version without banana… I”m one of those crazies who just doesn’t like it, but it’s so big in the blog world! And I like oats all different ways but am especially a fan of steel cut oats!

  11. Sarah AJ says

    This looks perfect for my 6 y/o who has been refusing to eat breakfast before school. There’s no way he’ll shoot down chocolate oatmeal!

    I’m a rolled oats girl, lately with some pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, chia and a drizzle of maple syrup. Autumn in a bowl. Yum.

  12. Jennifer JCD says

    It’s always a good day when it starts with chocolate, agreed. My husband loves making chocolate oatmeal too, and his recipe is identical to yours, plus some maple syrup or sugar! We’re rolled oats fans, mostly because we haven’t tried steel-cut oats yet. I’ll occasionally make oat bran for breakfast, or ‘boatmeal’ in whatever flavour combination I’m craving at the moment – yummy! All hail oatmeal!

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  14. Amber K says

    I’m very particular about my oatmeal! It has to be SUPER thick. As in I should be able to pick it up with my fingers thick. When I make it overnight I mix everything together and push it off to one side of the bowl so that in the morning I have room for my sides.

  15. Katherine says

    I make a pretty delicious spiced vanilla chai bowl of overnight oats. You combine almond milk, a little chai concentrate, and actual loose-leaf vanilla tea in a bowl and let the oatmeal soak it in overnight! Yum!

    Also, as someone who makes an oatmeal very similar to this, I’d like to suggest adding in unsweetened (or sweetened, if you like that kind of stuff) chocolate almond milk. It takes the chocolate flavors to an even higher level!

  16. Jeska says

    I eat the Quaker packet stuff because I’m a heathen.

    Say what you will, but they do an absolutely bitchin’ Honey and Almond.


  17. shannonmarie (rawdorable) says

    Overnight oats are my fave 🙂

    The pics with the pouring nondairy milk are so cool. Definitely shows motion and leads the eye to that tasty bowl of goodness.

    Some of your readers don’t like bananas? I can’t imagine not liking bananas.

  18. Debbie says

    This is not related to oatmeal, but have you ever posted a recipe for cinammon rolls? And if not, could you at some point?? I know Ikea cinammon rolls are only like a dollar, but I’m guessing they’re cheap money-wise but not at all cheap calorie-wise. Thanks!

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