For this recipe, I have to thank my gorgeous sister, Alice. She’s vegan, and along with my dietary requirements, I often spend time trying to figure out ways to feed us both when she comes over!
After a sleepover a few weeks ago, the following morning (for once!) I didn’t have to make her breakfast! She whipped up these chocolate oats, and it was such a nice change from my normal oats.
As they’re vegan you’ll need to use cacao powder. You need quite a lot to give that chocolatey taste, but you’re also getting all the goodness from the raw chocolate, and that can’t be a bad thing!
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Servings: 2
- 1 cup of oats (gluten free oats if sensitive to oat gluten)
- 1 cup of dairy free milk, such as almond, or water. Alternatively, 1/2 milk and 1/2 cup water
- 2 tablespoons of cacao powder
- 1 ripe banana, mashed
- 1 tablespoon of honey, agave nectar or maple syrup
- Variety of toppings, such as strawberries, goji berries, dessicated coconut, chocolate nibs or nut butter
- In a pan, over a medium heat, tip in the oats, milk or water and banana, and mix well
- Add in the cacao powder and sweetener of choice and mix well
- Leave to cook over a medium heat, occasionally stirring to prevent sticking
- Check the taste, as you may want to add more cacao if it doesn’t taste chocolatey enough
- Serve once it’s reached the consistency and taste you like and top with your choice of toppings!