Chocolate Oatmeal

5 from 2 votes
This chocolate oatmeal is rich, sweet and chocolatey. Made with 5 wholesome ingredients for a warm, desserty breakfast. It takes less than 10 minutes to make.
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
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Mar 20, 2019 (Last updated Jan 4, 2022) by Hannah Sunderani

Chocolate Oatmeal

Today I’m sharing this lush and creamy chocolate oatmeal recipe! It’s rich and chocolatey, warm, comforting, wholesome, and easy to make. If you’re a chocolate lover, you are going to love this recipe. This Chocolate Oatmeal is like having dessert for breakfast!

All-in-all, this recipe takes 5-10 minutes to whip together for a creamy, dreamy and chocolatey breakfast. So, let me tell you exactly how to make it!

chocolate oatmeal

Chocolate Oatmeal Recipe

This chocolate oatmeal is:

  • sweet and chocolate
  • warm and comforting
  • wholesome ingredients
  • requires just 5 ingredients to make the oatmeal
  • takes 10 minutes to make!

No doubt, this recipe is going to become a staple in your household. It is loved by all eaters! Vegan or not! And it’s such a wholesome way to start the day. 

How to make Chocolate Oats

In a nutshell, the recipe is made by combining oats, chia, oat milk, cocoa powder and coconut sugar (or maple syrup). Then topped with your favourites! I like fresh blueberries, a dollop of creamy peanut butter and chocolate chips. Are you drooling yet?

The recipe is simple yet decadent. What I love about this bowl, however, is not only the flavours. It’s thrown together effortlessly for an indulgent breakfast bowl. All-in-all this bowl will take less than 10 minutes of your time for an unforgettable feast.

Watch the how-to video!


Choosing oat varieties at the grocery store:

If you’re new to making oatmeal, or using oats in general. You might find the process of selecting oats a little tedious. There are so many varieties! From quick cooking oats, to instant oats, old-fashioned rolled oats, and steel cut oats. It can feel a bit exhausting!

Typically, I always choose old-fashioned rolled oats oatmeal recipes and baking. They cook quickly (just 5 to 10 minutes) and are a more wholesome form than instant oats (which can usually have added sugars and preservatives).

Just to note – not all oats are gluten-free. So check package labelling to see if they’re gluten-free certified if this is important to you.

Here’s a great article from All Recipes about the difference between types of oats and how they’re manufactured, and another one from Jessica Gavin on all the various types of oats varieties and culinary applications.

toppings for chocolate oats

What to top this Chocolate Oatmeal with?

I always like to top my oatmeal with fresh fruit, nut butter and something crunchy! In this recipe, I’ve topped with fresh blueberries, peanut butter, and chocolate chips.

Here’s some more ideas:

  1. Fresh Fruits: blueberries, banana, cherries, raspberries, and persimmon are all delicious in these chocolate oats
  2. Nut butters: peanut butter, almond butter, and tahini!
  3. Something crunchy: chocolate chips or cacao nibs, coconut flakes, crunchy granola, nuts!

Other recipes you might like:

If you’re digging this recipe, you might also like these oatmeal recipes:

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And that’s all there is to making this premium chocolate oatmeal bowl. It’s an easy vegan breakfast that you can make any day of the week for a quick and decadent bowl. Now, go ahead and tuck into this beautiful oatmeal breakfast. I won’t keep you waiting any longer.

And, if you do make this recipe please let me know in the comments below what you think! I love hearing from you. And of course, tag me on Instagram with the hashtag #twospoons. Nothing makes me happier than to see your recreations.


Chocolate Oatmeal

5 from 2 votes
This chocolate oatmeal is rich, sweet and chocolatey. Made with 5 wholesome ingredients for a warm, desserty breakfast. It takes less than 10 minutes to make.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Serves 2 people


Chocolate Oatmeal

Toppings (optional)


  • In a saucepan combine the oats, oat milk, cocoa powder, coconut sugar and chia. Whisk to combine and bring to a boil on high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until oats are desired consistency, 5 to 10 minutes. (They will thicken slightly as they cool).
  • Divide chocolate oatmeal between two bowls and top with your favourite toppings. I used peanut butter, blueberries, and chocolate chips.

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Oat milk is naturally more sweet than almond milk. If using almond milk, add more coconut sugar (or maple syrup) to taste.



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  1. This was amazing!! I am dairy free. I didn’t intentionally look for dairy free options but this hits alllll the spots! Thank you!

  2. Hi Hannah!
    I need this recipe so much! Do you suggest to cut the recipe in half for one or the other serving reheat well the next day? Thanks!
    Have a great day:)

    • Hi there! You could definitely make this recipe in advance and then reheat the day of serving. Simply place back in your saucepan to heat, and add a few splashes of oat milk (or almond milk) to thin as you warm.:)

  3. I made this and loved how chocolatey it is! Almost like a dessert for breakfast!

    • So happy to hear this. I love making this too when I’m craving something desserty.