Chocolate Blueberry Muffin Oatmeal

by Christin Gillespie

This simple, yet decadent Chocolate Blueberry Muffin Oatmeal is full of chocolate flavor, sweetened with a banana, spiced with cinnamon, then topped with blueberry perfection. It’s a delicious wholesome oatmeal recipe that takes less than 10 minutes to make and is far from boring.

White bowl filled chocolate oatmeal. Topped with fresh blueberries, dark chocolate chips, and a drizzle of peanut butter, on a white marble counter.

I’m sure you have indulged in a blueberry muffin before, but what about a chocolate blueberry muffin?

If not, then today is your day to experience this exquisite chocolate oatmeal bowl. It’s full of a classic blueberry muffin flavor, but with a chocolate oatmeal twist. What is more, is that it’s an easy vegan breakfast that you can make any day of the week for a quick and decadent bowl.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • This oatmeal recipe takes less than 10 minutes to make.
  • No added artificial sugars are required, since we’ll be using a ripe banana.
  • This breakfast tastes like a blueberry muffin, but in a chocolate oatmeal form. It’s loaded with cacao powder, spiced with cinnamon, and topped with fresh blueberries, so it tastes like a treat.
  • It’s a vegan oatmeal recipe.
  • Plus, it’s a gluten-free oatmeal recipe.
White bowl filled chocolate oatmeal. Topped with fresh blueberries, dark chocolate chips, and a drizzle of peanut butter, on a white marble counter with a spoon in it.

Types of oats to use

This delicious apple oatmeal bowl can be made with rolled oats, steel cut oats, or even quick oats.

Rolled OatsRolled 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 let’s get cooking!

Key Ingredients

For this chocolatey muffin breakfast recipe, you only need a few ingridents.

  • 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 oats.
  • 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 is need to spice up your chocolate muffin oatmeal.
  • Non-dairy milk: Use your favorite non-dairy milk. I used unsweetened almond milk.
  • Banana: Adding a ripe banana to the recipe makes this breakfast sweet. Also, the more ripe the banana, the sweeter your breakfast will be.
  • Chocolate Covered Chia Seeds: Adding chocolate covered chia seeds truly takes this oatmeal to the next level. If you don’t have them, no worries, just use regular chia seeds.
  • FlaxseedsFlaxseeds are loaded with nutrients, high in omega-3 fats, rich in dietary fiber, and you can’t even taste them. They are completely optional, so no problem if you don’t have them…yet!
Ingredients for oatmeal recipe. 1/2 cup of rolled oats, cacao powder, cinnamon, flaxseeds, and chocolate covered chia seeds in a small glass white bowl, white almond milk in a glass bow, and a ripe banana. All items on a marble background.

How to make this oatmeal recipe

Making oatmeal for breakfast is super easy and is so much easier than making blueberry muffins. This muffin recipe only requires 3 steps to achieve your chocolatey morning breakfast.

  1. Begin by adding the mashed ripe banana to a small saucepan. Add the rolled oatscacao powder, cinnamon, chocolate covered chia seedsflaxseeds, 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 fresh blueberries, dark chocolate chips, and a drizzle of creamy peanut butter, if desired.
Black saucepan cooking chocolate oatmeal, with mashed banana, sitting on a white marble counter.

Tips for making this recipe perfectly

To make the perfect Chocolate Blueberry Muffin 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.
  • Not a big fan of blueberries? No worries! Top with your favorite type of berries.
  • If you don’t have fresh berries on hand, simply use frozen!

Oatmeal Toppings

The options are limitless when it comes to topping your chocolatey oatmeal breakfast bowl. I personally topped mine with fresh blueberries, dark chocolate chips, and a drizzle of creamy peanut butter, but you can top your chocolate blueberry oatmeal bowl with whatever you desire!

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

White bowl filled chocolate oatmeal. Topped with fresh blueberries, dark chocolate chips, and a drizzle of peanut butter, on a white marble counter with a spoon in it.

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White bowl filled chocolate oatmeal. Topped with fresh blueberries, dark chocolate chips, and a drizzle of peanut butter, on a white marble counter with a spoon in it.

Chocolate Blueberry Muffin Oatmeal

  • Author: Christin Gillespie
  • Prep Time: 2
  • Cook Time: 8
  • Total Time: 10
  • Yield: 1 Bowl 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This simple, yet decadent Chocolate Blueberry Muffin Oatmeal is full of chocolate flavor, sweetened with a banana, spiced with cinnamon, then topped with blueberry perfection. It’s a delicious wholesome oatmeal recipe that takes less than 10 minutes to make and is far from boring.


Ingredients

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Optional toppings


Instructions


Notes

  • If you don’t have flaxseeds, or completely omit.
  • You can replace the chocolate covered chia seeds with regular chia seeds.
  • Cacao powder can be replaced with cocoa powder or chocolate protein powder.
  • Be sure your banana is ripe. The more ripe your banana is, the sweeter your oatmeal will be.
  • Use any of your favorite non-dairy milk. I used unsweetened almond milk, but you can certainly use coconut or cashew milk.
  • For the best texture, I use rolled oats, but you can use quick oats, or if you have more time, you can also use steel cut oats.
  • Add any of your favorite toppings.
  • Not a big fan of blueberries? No worries! Top with your favorite type of berries.
  • If you don’t have fresh berries on hand, simply use frozen!

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 bowl
  • Calories: 417kcal
  • Sugar: 16g
  • Sodium: 134mg
  • Fat: 13g
  • Carbohydrates: 69g
  • Protein: 12g

Keywords: chocolate oatmeal, blueberry muffin oatmeal, chocolate blueberry muffin oatmeal, vegan oatmeal recipe

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