I love porridge and adding cocoa to it can only make it taste that much more delicious! The cocoa powder creates a luxurious feeling of comforting chocolaty goodness here, but without all the sugar and saturated fat we'd get from actually adding chocolate to the mix. So this is a decadent-yet-good-for-you breakfast, full of good carbohydrates and fats. If you want to take it to the next level and add even more antioxidants, use cacao powder instead – the raw version of cocoa powder.
This recipe is dairy-free and vegan. If you have a gluten allergy (like I do) make sure you get gluten-free oats. This porridge is incredibly simple, requiring just 6 ingredients, 10 minutes, and 1 pot to prepare. I hope you love it!
Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day, I just love it.
It is so important to start the day with something delicious, satisfying and filling - and oats tick all three boxes!
½ cup oats (I used gluten free oats)
1 tablespoon cacao/cocoa powder
1 cup water
½ tablespoon maple syrup (or sub any sweetener)
A dash of vanilla extract
½ cup milk
Chopped fresh fruit such as pears, apples, strawberries or bananas
Simply add the water, oats, cacao powder, maple syrup and vanilla extract to a saucepan and cook the mixture on a medium heat for 3-5 minutes.
Add the almond milk (or any other milk) to the mix and continue cooking the porridge until it reaches your desired consistency – I love thick, creamy porridge.
Pour it into a bowl, add all your favourite toppings and enjoy your breakfast! I topped mine with pears and raspberries. Delicious!