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Chocolate Porridge

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Servings 2


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2 cups your choice of milk I used almond milk
  • 1/2 cup filtered water
  • pinch sea salt
  • 2 tbsp raw cacao mixed with 2 tablespoons hot water
  • 1.5 tbsp maple syrup or you can use rapadura or coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tspn vanilla extract


  • Pour the milk and 1/2 cup water into a saucepan. Add the oats and sea salt and bring to boil. Reduce to a light simmer and stir occasionally for 5 minutes.
  • Whilst this is cooking, add the cacoa powder and 2 tablespoons hot water into a small bowl and mix to create a smooth paste.
  • Add the cacoa paste, maple syrup and vanilla extract, to the oats. Mix well to combine and keep simmering for 5 minutes, mixing occasionally so the porridge doesn't stick to the bottom of the saucepan. Take off the heat but leave covered for a few more minutes to achieve more creaminess.


If the porridge is too thick for you liking just add extra liquid, a little at a time.
Adjust sweetener as necessary to suit your tastebuds.
You can also add in half a mashed banana for extra, natural sweetness in the last 5 minutes.
See my comments above for my favourite healthy topping ideas. 
This porridge is even tastier the next day so be sure to make extra for leftovers!