Decadent Chocolate Oatmeal – Vegan & Quick

  • Author: Gonul
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 5 Servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast, Snack
  • Method: Cook
  • Diet: Vegan


You won’t regret adding this decadent chocolate oatmeal to your flavor rotation! The rich and creamy recipe is as close as a healthy bowl of oatmeal will get to a piece of chocolate cake.



For the Oatmeal Base:

  • 2 cups steel-cut oatmeal
  • 4 cups plant milk*
  • 2 cups water
  • pinch of salt

Mix-ins per 1.5 Cups of Oatmeal Base:

  • 2 tbsp cacao powder,
  • 2 tbsp flax seeds, ground
  • 1 banana*, mashed
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
  • optional: 1/2 cup berries to serve


To Make the Oatmeal Base:

  1. Add the steel-cut oatmeal to a large pot on medium heat and toast for a few minutes, stirring frequently, until fragrant and light golden brown.
  2. Add in the liquids and the salt, and bring to a boil. Immediately turn down the heat and simmer for 25 minutes. At this stage the texture will be creamy but still have a bite to it. If you prefer it to be creamier, simmer for another 5-10 minutes.
  3. Let it rest for at least 5 minutes before serving.
  4. Save in the refrigerator for up to a week, or in the freezer in individual boxes for up to three months.

To Make the Chocolate Oatmeal:

  1. Add 1.5 cups of the oatmeal base into a bowl, and mix in the cacao powder, mashed banana, and ground flax seeds. Add in the walnuts and mix once more.
  2. Serve with desired toppings. I love strawberries on this one.


I usually use soymilk from fresh tofu stores or by the brands Silk and Westsoy. For an even richer texture, use canned coconut milk.

Not a fan of banana? You may completely omit it for this recipe.

I recommend adding all the toppings immediately before enjoying this oatmeal, especially the mashed banana.

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