Chocolate Oatmeal with Raspberry Chia Jam

by Christin Gillespie

This thick and creamy Chocolate Oatmeal with Raspberry Chia Jam is a real breakfast treat. It’s made with rolled oatscacao powderflaxseeds, non-dairy milk, and is sweetened with a ripe banana. Top it off with some homemade raspberry chia jam, dark chocolate, and fresh raspberries, for the ultimate breakfast treat. Plus, this chocolatey breakfast is vegan, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free!

White bowl filled with Chocolate Oatmeal, topped with melted dark chocolate, raspberry chia jam, and raspberries, on a white marble counter, with a spoon in it.

Craving something warm and chocolatey for breakfast? You must try this chocolate oatmeal recipe. It’s the perfect breakfast that will satisfy all of your chocolate cravings!

This oatmeal bowl is full of fiber and antioxidants with dark chocolate, fresh berries, and rolled oats!

A healthy chocolate oatmeal recipe

This Chocolate Oatmeal recipe tastes like a chocolatey dessert, but is healthy enough to have for breakfast!

By adding a ripe banana to the recipe, there is no need to add any additional sweeteners, making this oatmeal refined sugar free. Also, adding a ripe banana makes this oatmeal sweet and creamy.

White bowl filled with Chocolate Oatmeal, topped with melted dark chocolate, raspberry chia jam, and raspberries, on a white marble counter.

Types of Oats to Use

This delicious chocolate 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 let’s get cooking!

Chocolate Oatmeal with Raspberry Chia Jam Ingredients

For this chocolatey breakfast recipe, you only need 6 ingredients for the base.

  • 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.
  • Non-dairy milk: Use your favorite non-dairy milk. I used unsweetened cashew 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.
  • Raspberries: In this recipe, we’ll be using raspberries, but you can certainly use strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, or even cherries!
  • 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, and be substituted with chia seeds, so no problem if you don’t have them…yet!
Ingredients for Chocolate Orange Oatmeal. 1/2 cup rolled oats, 1/2 cup of white milk, 1 ripe banana, flaxseeds and cacao powder in a small glass bowl, sitting on a white marble counter.

How to make this oatmeal recipe

Making oatmeal for breakfast is super easy and this recipe is no different. There is only a few to achieve your chocolatey morning breakfast.

  1. Begin by adding the mashed ripe banana to a small saucepan. Add the oats, cacao powderflaxseeds, 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. Meanwhile, while the oats are cooking, add the raspberries into a separate pan with a splash of water and heat over a medium heat. Once these start to melt and become nice and juicy, stir in the chia seeds and reduce to a low heat.
  4. Place into a serving bowl. Top with some of the homemade raspberry chia jam, dark chocolate, and fresh raspberries.
A small black saucepan filled with chocolate oatmeal, on a white marble counter.

Tips for making this recipe perfectly

To make the perfect chocolate 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 limitless when it comes to topping your chocolatey oatmeal breakfast bowl. I personally topped mine with homemade raspberry chia jam, dark chocolate, and fresh raspberries but you can top your chocolate oatmeal bowl with whatever you want!

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, raspberry chia jam, and raspberries, 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, raspberry chia jam, and raspberries, on a white marble counter, with a spoon in it.

Chocolate Oatmeal with Raspberry Chia Jam

  • 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 thick and creamy Chocolate Oatmeal with Raspberry Chia Jam is a real breakfast treat. It’s made with rolled oatscacao powderflaxseeds, non-dairy milk, and is sweetened with a ripe banana. Top it off with some homemade raspberry chia jam, dark chocolate, and fresh raspberries, for the ultimate breakfast treat. Plus, this chocolatey breakfast is vegan, gluten-free, and refined sugar free.


Ingredients

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For the oatmeal:

For the raspberry chia jam:

Optional Toppings


Instructions

  • In a small saucepan, combine the mashed banana, cacao powder, flax seeds, oats, and milk. Simmer until milk has absorbed into the oats, stirring frequently to prevent burning, about 5-8 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, while the oats are cooking, add the raspberries into a separate pan with a splash of water and heat over a medium heat. Once these start to melt and become nice and juicy, stir in the chia seeds and reduce to a low heat.
  • Pour the oats in a serving bowl and top with some of the homemade chia jam, dark chocolate, and fresh raspberries.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

  • If you don’t have flaxseeds, you can completely omit.
  • 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 cashew milk, but you can certainly use coconut or almond 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 raspberries? 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: 435kcal
  • Sugar: 17g
  • Sodium: 134mg
  • Fat: 12g
  • Carbohydrates: 77g
  • Protein: 13g

Keywords: chocolate oatmeal, chocolate porridge, chocolate oatmeal recipe, vegan oatmeal, chocolate raspberry oatmeal

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