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 262.6Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 34gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1.67gCholesterol 0.3mgSodium 284.6mgCarbohydrates 33.7gFiber 6.7gSugar 4.8gProtein 5.5g