Mar 20, 2019 (Last updated Aug 28, 2023) by Hannah Sunderani
Today I’m sharing this lush and creamy 10-minute chocolate oatmeal recipe! It’s rich and chocolatey oatmeal recipe that’s so decadent and easy to make. The oatmeal breakfast recipe vegan and gluten-free, it takes just 10 minutes and requires just 5 ingredients like rolled oats, cocoa powder, oat milk, chiaseeds, and coconut sugar (or maple syrup).
When ready to serve, top the vegan stovetop oatmeal with your favourites like blueberries, creamy peanut butter and vegan chocolate chips!
If you’re a lover of plant-based breakfast recipes like my quinoa porridge, vegan banana oat pancakes, or my vegan baked oatmeal, than I think you’re going to have this vegan chocolate oatmeal on your rotation as well!
Certainly, if you’re a chocolate lover than are going to love this vegan oatmeal with rolled oats and cocoa – it’s like having dessert for breakfast!
So, let me tell you exactly how to make it so that you can enjoy it pronto!
This chocolate oatmeal is:
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.
In a nutshell, the recipe is made by combining oats, chia, oat milk, cocoa powder and coconut sugar (or maple syrup) in a saucepan on the stove top.
Whisk the ingredients together to combine and bring to a boil on high heat. Then, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer until oats are desired consistency, 5 to 10 minutes. (They will thicken slightly as they cool).
To finish, top the chocolate vegan oatmeal with your favourites! I like fresh blueberries, a dollop of creamy peanut butter and chocolate chips.
I told you it was easy to come together, and as you can see – it’s a decadent vegan breakfast recipe!
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 for making oatmeals and for baking. They cook quickly (just 5 to 10 minutes) and are a more wholefoods 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.
I always like to top my vegan oatmeal with fresh fruit, nut butter and something crunchy! In this recipe, I’ve topped with fresh blueberries, peanut butter, and chocolate chips.
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And that’s all there is to making this decadent 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.