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Banana & Chocolate Oatmeal (Porridge)

Healthy and hearty this banana and chocolate oatmeal is a delicious breakfast. The goodness of whole grain oats and bananas fills you with healthy energy to start the day and keeps you full for a good part of the morning. Ready in just about 20 minutes, it’s an easy breakfast idea even for rushed mornings!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American, Continental, Gluten-free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: Banana, Chocolate, oatmeal, oats
Servings: 2
Calories: 216kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 banana ripe
  • 2 tsp dark cocoa powder

Optional toppings

  • 1 tbsp maple syrup optional
  • 1 tbsp cacao nibs or use chocolate chips or chocolate shavings
  • 1 tbsp desiccated coconut
  • 2 tsp goji berries

Instructions

  • Bring 3 cups of water to boil in a stockpot.
  • Mash half the banana with the back of a fork and slice the remaining half. Keep aside.
  • Once the water comes to boil, add oats and mix well with a wooden spoon. Cover till there is a boil. About 2-3 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat and continuously stir the porridge for about 6-7 minutes till it becomes thick and creamy.
  • Add the mashed banana and cocoa powder to the oats. If you find the oatmeal super thick, add just a little more water or any vegan milk to loosen it a little. Mix well until the cocoa powder is well mixed and cook for another minute.
  • Remove into bowls. Taste and see if you need some maple syrup or not. 
  • Top with the remaining sliced banana. Optionally add cacao nibs, desiccated coconut, and goji berries. Enjoy warm.

Notes

  • Use slightly ripe bananas for making the oatmeal. Bananas are naturally sweet and you might not need to add any maple syrup or another sweetener.
  • Nutritional information is approximate information for 1 serving of the oatmeal without the optional toppings.

Nutrition

Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 41.7g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 3.4g | Saturated Fat: 0.5g | Fiber: 6.7g | Sugar: 8.1g