Quick Creamy Chocolate Oatmeal

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This decadent chocolate oatmeal is so creamy and easy to make for a healthy filling breakfast that tastes amazing! It’s vegan, gluten-free, naturally sweetened, and loaded with fiber.

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This one-pot chocolate oatmeal is made with simple pantry ingredients. It is quick and easy to make for a fresh and healthy start of the day! Plus, it’s refined sugar-free!

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Recipe Highlights

  • Dietary – vegan, whole food, gluten-free, nut-free, refined sugar-free, oil-free
  • Quick and easy to make
  • Ready in less than 10 mins
  • One pot meal
  • Naturally sweetened
  • Budget-friendly
  • Allergy-friendly
  • Kid-friendly
  • A healthy way to start the day
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Ingredient Notes

This one-pot chocolate oatmeal is made with a few simple wholesome ingredients. Here they are:

  • rolled oats – this recipe works best with rolled oats, use gluten-free certified if necessary.
  • dairy-free milk – I used soy milk but any other variety works like almond, oat, cashew, etc.
  • banana – use half ripe banana that is easy to mash. It adds creaminess and naturally sweetens the chocolate oatmeal.
  • dates – I used regular dates, they are rich in fiber and minerals and sweeten the oatmeal naturally without using processed sweeteners.
  • cocoa powder – use regular cocoa powder, adds great chocolate flavor
  • cinnamon – just a touch of it for a warm, nice layer of cinnamon flavor
  • vanilla – it enhances the flavor of the oatmeal, you can use pure vanilla extract or vanilla powder
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For the full ingredients list, measurements, and instructions, please find the recipe card below.

Healthy Chocolate Oatmeal Breakfast

Enjoy this healthy chocolate oatmeal made with simple whole food pantry ingredients.

Start your day with the incredible benefits of oats, a true superfood – a nutritious whole grain. Loaded with fiber, vitamins, and minerals, oats promote digestion, keep you feeling full, and help maintain steady blood sugar levels.

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This chocolate oatmeal makes for a nutritious and filling breakfast.

This oatmeal recipe relies on the natural sweetness of ripe bananas and luscious dates instead of refined sugars to satisfy your cravings, ensuring a delightful breakfast without any guilt.

Plus, this one-pot chocolate oatmeal is quick and easy to make, ready in just a few minutes. You must give it a try!

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This Quick Chocolate Oatmeal is

  • vegan (dairy-free & egg-free)
  • whole food
  • refined sugar-free
  • can be gluten-free
  • nut-free
  • quick and easy
  • one pot breakfast
  • naturally sweetened
  • high in fiber
  • ready in minutes
  • decadent and yummy
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Chocolate Oatmeal Topping Ideas

You can always add variety and customize your chocolate oatmeal by adding all kinds of different toppings. Here are some of my favorites:

  • chopped strawberries
  • dairy-free chocolate chips
  • peanut butter or seed butter for a nut-free option
  • chopped kiwi or raspberries
  • coconut shreds
  • chopped nuts or seeds, like pumpkin seeds, almonds
  • blueberries and walnuts
  • raw homemade strawberry jam
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How to Store

This chocolate oatmeal is best to enjoy right away while still warm and creamy.

If you have leftovers store them in the fridge in a sealed container or a jar for up to 2 days. To reheat add a splash of plant-based milk and stir until heated through.

However, I recommend cooking oatmeal right before serving.

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If you try this Quick Creamy Chocolate Oatmeal, please let me know! Leave a comment and ★★★★★ recipe rating below. I love to see your remakes and hear what you think or any changes you make.

Quick Creamy Chocolate Oatmeal

Venelina Dove M.D.
This decadent chocolate oatmeal is so creamy and easy to make for a healthy filling breakfast that tastes amazing! It's vegan, gluten-free, and naturally sweetened.
5 from 2 votes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine European
Servings 2
Calories 322 kcal


  • 1 cup (90 g) rolled oats
  • 1 cup (240 ml) dairy-free milk, soy, oat, almond
  • ½ cup (120 ml) water
  • ½ (70 g) banana, overripe, mashed
  • 3 (35 g) regular pitted dates, chopped
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • tsp vanilla powder
  • pinch of salt


  • Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan.
  • Cook over medium heat for about 5-6 mins stirring constantly until thick and creamy.
  • Serve with your favorite toppings like chopped fruit, peanut butter, nuts/seeds, coconut shreds, etc. Enjoy!

You can find detailed instructions with photos in the post above.


  • Any dairy-free milk is fine (soy, oat, almond, cashew, etc.)
  • Gluten-free option: make sure you use gluten-free certified oats.
  • If your banana isn't very ripe, you can add more dates for sweetness.


Serving: 1BowlCalories: 322kcalCarbohydrates: 59gProtein: 11gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gFiber: 8gSugar: 19g
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I’m Venny, I am a medical doctor and I believe great health stems from eating whole plant foods. Here you’ll find delicious (mostly) oil-free whole food, plant-based recipes and learn how food makes you healthy!

2 thoughts on “Quick Creamy Chocolate Oatmeal”

  1. 5 stars
    This recipe was easy to make and so good! I felt like I was having a decadent dessert instead of breakfast. I topped it with dark chocolate chips, shredded coconut, and fresh strawberries. I will be making this again.1

5 from 2 votes

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