Chocolate Orange Oatmeal

by Christin Gillespie

This creamy and decadent Chocolate Orange Oatmeal is the perfect breakfast bowl for any chocolate lover. It tastes like a comforting bowl of warm chocolate with a burst of orange flavor. Enjoy it hot off the stove for an easy breakfast that comes together in 15 minutes!

White bowl filled with Chocolate Orange Oatmeal, topped with melted dark chocolate, peanut butter, and orange slices, on a white marble counter.

Chocolate orange for breakfast? Why not?

Chocolate and orange may sound like an interesting combination, but if you’re a chocolate lover and a fan of oranges, then this Chocolate Orange Oatmeal recipe is definitely for you!

A Chocolate Orange Oatmeal Recipe

This Chocolate Orange Oatmeal is the answer to what you’ve been searching for in a new oatmeal flavor combo. In this oatmeal recipe, we’ll be adding a ripe banana, in addition to the orange, because it makes it sweeter and creamier. Along with the banana and orange, we’ll be adding cacao powder, to make this oatmeal bowl extra chocolatey.

White bowl filled with Chocolate Orange Oatmeal, topped with melted dark chocolate, peanut butter, and orange slices, on a white marble counter, with a spoon in it.

Types of Oats to Use

This delicious Chocolate Orange 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 Orange Oatmeal Oatmeal breakfast 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.
  • Orange: It wouldn’t be the same without an orange to this breakfast combination. I used a naval orange, but you can use a mandarin orange.
  • 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.
  • 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 orange, 1 ripe banana, flaxseeds and cacao powder in a small glass bowl, sitting on a white marble counter.

How to Make this Oatmeal Recipe

Oatmeal is so simple to make, but this recipe has an extra step, that probably takes 2 minutes, and I promise you, it’s totally worth it.

  1. In a high-speed blender, combine the non-dairy milk, ripe banana, 1/2 of the orange, cacao powder, and optional flaxseeds. Blend on high until smooth.
  2. Next, transfer the chocolate orange milk to a small saucepan and add the rolled oats.
  3. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook for about 5-7 minutes stirring frequently until most of the liquid is gone and the texture is very thick.
  4. Pour into a bowl, top with dark chocolate, additional orange slices, and creamy peanut butter, if desired.
A small black saucepan filled with chocolate orange oatmeal, on a white marble counter.

Tips for making this recipe perfectly

To make the perfect Chocolate Orange 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.
  • Use a high-speed blender to ensure that you achieve chocolate orange milk, with few to none clumps remaining.

Oatmeal Toppings

The options are endless when it comes to topping your chocolatey oatmeal breakfast bowl. I personally topped mine with dark chocolate, additional orange slices, and creamy peanut butter, 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 Orange Oatmeal, topped with melted dark chocolate, peanut butter, and orange slices, on a white marble counter, with a spoon in it.

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White bowl filled with Chocolate Orange Oatmeal, topped with melted dark chocolate, peanut butter, and orange slices, on a white marble counter, with a spoon in it.

Chocolate Orange Oatmeal

  • Author: Christin Gillespie
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 15
  • Yield: 1 Bowl 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This creamy and decadent Chocolate Orange Oatmeal is the perfect breakfast bowl for any chocolate lover. It tastes like a comforting bowl of warm chocolate with a burst of orange flavor. Enjoy it hot off the stove for an easy breakfast that comes together in 15 minutes!


Ingredients

Scale

Optional Toppings


Instructions

  • In a high-speed blender, combine the non-dairy milk, ripe banana, 1/2 of the orange, cacao powder, and optional flaxseeds. Blend on high until smooth.
  • Next, transfer the chocolate orange milk to a small saucepan and add the rolled oats.
  • Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook for about 5-7 minutes stirring frequently until most of the liquid is gone and the texture is very thick.
  • Pour into a bowl, top with dark chocolate, additional orange slices, and creamy peanut butter, if desired.
  • Enjoy!


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.
  • Use a high-speed blender to ensure that you achieve chocolate orange milk, with few to none clumps remaining.
  • 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: 428kcal
  • Sugar: 22g
  • Sodium: 69mg
  • Fat: 8g
  • Carbohydrates: 80g
  • Protein: 13g

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