This hot chocolate oatmeal is rich, smooth, and creamy. It’s basically a mix of a hot chocolate and morning oatmeal and will satisfy your chocolate craving and, at the same time, fill you up with nourishing old-fashioned oats.
After I published this Raspberry Hot Chocolate recipe two weeks ago, I got really sad because I no longer had a reason to make it for myself every single evening (all in the name of recipe testing!). But it took me only a few days to come up with a perfect excuse to keep making a chocolate-based dish. I had to test this hot chocolate oatmeal recipe!
I make my oatmeal only using old-fashioned rolled oats because I don’t like the texture of the quick-cooking oats. So this recipe works best with the regular slow-cooking or at least 5-minute oats (not instant, 1-minute, or 2-minute oats).
This recipe works with any type of milk. You can use regular whole milk or make it vegan with non-dairy milk. I recently discovered cashew milk and it’s now my absolute favorite milk to use for hot chocolate and to make oatmeal.
Oatmeal is a popular breakfast food but I also like it as a small meal throughout the day or in the evening. This hot chocolate oatmeal has been definitely added to the list of my favorite oatmeal-based recipes together with this Pumpkin Oatmeal with Chia Seeds or these Healthy Oatmeal Pancakes.
- 1 1/2 cup non-dairy or cow's milk (I prefer unsweetened cashew milk)
- 1/3 cup old-fashioned rolled oats (use gluten-free oats if needed)
- 1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- pinch of salt
- 0.35 oz / 10 g dark 70% chocolate
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp maple syrup or to taste
- Pour the milk into a saucepan. Add the oats and bring the milk to a boil. Reduce the heat and cook stirring occasionally for 5 minutes.
- In the meantime, add the cocoa powder and 1 1/2 tablespoon of milk in a small bowl and mix to create a smooth paste.
- Add the cocoa paste, salt, dark chocolate, vanilla extract, and maple syrup to the oats. Mix well to combine and bring it to a light simmer. Take off the heat.
- If you like your oats to be creamy, you can cover the saucepan and let the oats swell for about 5 minutes or you can serve them as is.
1. The recipe is for one serving. Just multiply the ingredients to make more.
2. Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 serving of the hot chocolate oatmeal made with cashew milk.
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Serving Sizefull recipe
Amount Per ServingCalories 262.6 Total Fat 12g Saturated Fat 34g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 1.67g Cholesterol 0.3mg Sodium 284.6mg Carbohydrates 33.7g Fiber 6.7g Sugar 4.8g Protein 5.5g