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chocolate oatmeal in bowl topped with fresh berries and sliced banana.
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Healthy Chocolate Oatmeal

As a chocolate lover, any excuse to add more chocolate into my diet is a welcome one. This healthy chocolate oatmeal made with cocoa powder is a delicious way to start your day. Top with nut butter and some fresh berries for a filling breakfast you can feel good about. 
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 329kcal



  • Add all of your ingredients to a small saucepan over low heat. Bring to a simmer and cook until thickened, stirring occasionally. Serve with your favorite toppings!


  • Don't skip the salt! It may feel strange to add a pinch of salt to cooked oats, but it really helps all the flavors pop.
  • Top as desired. One of the best ways to elevate a boring bowl of oatmeal is to add more toppings! Add toppings with different textures to make it more interesting.
  • Adjust the sweetness to taste: If you like a sweeter oatmeal, feel free to add more than 1 tablespoon of maple syrup. Since I often add fruit to my oats, I find that I don't need much more sweetener.
  • To reheat oatmeal: store cooked oatmeal in the fridge in an airtight container. To reheat, add to a bowl with a splash of milk and heat in the microwave until warm. You can also reheat in a small pan on the stovetop.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 329kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 98mg | Potassium: 538mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 258IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 286mg | Iron: 5mg