Chocolate Almond Butter Oatmeal

by Christin Gillespie

Get your breakfast chocolate fix with this creamy, warm, and nutritious Chocolate Almond Butter Oatmeal! This oatmeal recipe includes cacao powder, cinnamon, flaxseeds, a ripe banana, rolled oats, non-dairy milk, and almond butter. Not only is it vegan, but it’s also gluten-free and refined sugar-free too!

White bowl filled with Chocolate Oatmeal, topped with melted dark chocolate, almond butter, and hemp seeds, on a white marble counter, with a spoon in it.

Chocolate for breakfast? I won’t say no. This incredible oatmeal recipe can be enjoyed for breakfast, but you might just even want it for dessert. Get ready to indulge into your new favorite chocolate oatmeal combo.

Types of Oats to Use

This delicious Chocolate Almond Butter Oatmeal bowl can be made with rolled oats, steel cut oats, or even quick oats.

  • Rolled Oats: Rolled Oats, also known as old fashioned oats or whole oats, are my favorite type of oats to cook with. Their texture is great and they cook relatively quickly, compared to steel-cut oats.
  • Steel-Cut Oats: Steel-cut oats, usually take much longer to make, about 20 minutes. However, they contain more fiber.
  • Quick Oats: Quick oats are soft in texture and cook extremely quickly. They’re the best type of oats to use in the microwave versus cooking on the stove.

Whichever type of oats you select, before preparing, be sure to read the package instructions, for the liquid oat ratio, because the amounts may vary.

Now, who’s ready to get cooking?

Key Ingredients

For this Chocolate Almond Butter Oatmeal recipe, you only a few ingredients, to achieve the breakfast of your chocolate dreams.

  • Oats: I used old fashioned rolled oats, but steal-cut or quick oats work as well. However, be sure to read the package instructions for the liquid oat ratio and the cook time, because they will vary. This recipe is written for old fashioned rolled oats.
  • Banana: Adding a ripe banana to the recipe makes this breakfast sweet. Also, the more ripe your banana is, the sweeter your breakfast will be.
  • Cacao Powder: To make the oats chocolatey! If you don’t have cacao powder, you can use cocoa powder or even vegan chocolate protein powder.
  • Cinnamon: A couple of dashes of cinnamon to spice up your oatmeal!
  • Flaxseeds: Flaxseeds are loaded with nutrients, high in omega-3 fats, rich in dietary fiber, and you can’t even taste them. They are completely optional, and be substituted with chia seeds, so no problem if you don’t have them…yet!
  • Non-dairy Milk: In this oatmeal recipe, we only need a little milk, so use your favorite non-dairy milk. I used unsweetened almond milk.
Ingredients for Chocolate Orange Oatmeal. 1/2 cup rolled oats, 1/2 cup of white milk, 1 ripe banana, flaxseeds, cinnamon, and cacao powder in a small glass bowl, sitting on a white marble counter.

How to make this Oatmeal Recipe

Preparing oatmeal for breakfast is super easy and this recipe is no different. There is only 3 steps to achieve your chocolatey breakfast.

  1. Begin by adding the mashed ripe banana to a small saucepan. Add the rolled oatscacao powder, cinnamonflaxseeds, non-dairy milk, and stir to combine.
  2. Simmer until the milk has absorbed into the oats, about 6 to 8 minutes. Stir frequently to prevent burning.
  3. Place into a serving bowl. Top with top with chopped dark chocolate, almond butter, hemp seeds, and enjoy!
A small black saucepan filled with chocolate oatmeal, on a white marble counter.

Tips for making this recipe perfectly

To make the perfect Chocolate Almond Butter Oatmeal recipe, be sure to follow these tips!

  • For the best texture, I suggest using rolled oats, but you can use quick oats, or if you have more time, you can also use steel cut oats.
  • If you prefer your oatmeal to be thicker, you can cook your oats on the stovetop for a couple more minutes. On the other hand, if you prefer it thinner, cook your oats for a slightly less time.
  • Be sure your banana is ripe. The more ripe your banana is, the sweeter your oatmeal will be.

Oatmeal Toppings

The options are endless when it comes to topping your chocolatey oatmeal breakfast bowl. I personally topped mine with chopped dark chocolate, almond butter, and hemp seeds, but you can top your chocolate oatmeal bowl with any combination that you wish!

No matter what you top your chocolate oatmeal with, it will be a delicious breakfast bowl!

White bowl filled with Chocolate Oatmeal, topped with melted dark chocolate, almond butter, and hemp seeds, on a white marble counter, with a spoon in it.

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White bowl filled with Chocolate Oatmeal, topped with melted dark chocolate, almond butter, and hemp seeds, on a white marble counter, with a spoon in it.

Chocolate Almond Butter Oatmeal

  • Author: Christin Gillespie
  • Prep Time: 2
  • Cook Time: 6
  • Total Time: 8
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Get your breakfast chocolate fix with this creamy, warm, and nutritious Chocolate Almond Butter Oatmeal! This oatmeal recipe includes cacao powder, cinnamon, flaxseeds, a ripe banana, rolled oats, non-dairy milk, and almond butter. Not only is it vegan, but it’s also gluten-free and refined sugar-free too!


Ingredients

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Optional Toppings


Instructions


Notes

  • For the best texture, I suggest using rolled oats, but you can use quick oats, or if you have more time, you can also use steel cut oats.
  • If you prefer your oatmeal to be thicker, you can cook your oats on the stovetop for a couple more minutes. On the other hand, if you prefer it thinner, cook your oats for a slightly less time.
  • Be sure your banana is ripe. The more ripe your banana is, the sweeter your oatmeal will be.
  • If you don’t have flaxseeds, you can use chia seeds, or completely omit.
  • Use any of your favorite non-dairy milk. I used almond milk, but you can certainly use coconut or cashew milk.
  • Cacao powder can be replaced with cocoa powder or chocolate protein powder.
  • Garnish with your favorite toppings.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Bowl
  • Calories: 384kcal
  • Sugar: 14g
  • Sodium: 134mg
  • Fat: 11g
  • Carbohydrates: 67g
  • Protein: 10g

Keywords: chocolate oatmeal, almond butter oatmeal, chocolate almond butter oatmeal, easy oatmeal recipe

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