Cocoa Oatmeal with Dates

READY IN: 11mins
Recipe by Jenny Sanders

Now that the word is out that chocolate is good for you (BUT only if not mixed with milk) why not have it for breakfast? This makes a nice change of pace from plain oatmeal. Karl did not think this was sweet enough, but when he sprinkled a little brown sugar over he was happy. Serve with ricemilk or soymilk to get the full advantage of those cocoa flavinoids.

Top Review by Charishma_Ramchanda

I had this for breakfast this morning minus the dates(that would make it really heavy and too much to have in the morning for me). I did not have cocoa powder on hand, so I used Nestle's Nesquik's chocolate powder as a substitute which worked very well. I did not use any brown sugar either at the end as it was sweet enough for me. Served hot this is DELICIOUS! I am so thrilled to have this recipe. Thank you for sharing!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Finely chop the dates.
  2. Mix them with the oats, the cocoa and the salt in a 1.2 l microwaveble bowl.
  3. Stir in the water.
  4. Microwave on medium heat, 3 or 4 minutes at a time, stirring between each time.
  5. Towards the end of cooking, cook for only a minute or two at a time.
  6. When all the water has been absorbed and the oatmeal has a good consistency, it is done.
  7. Serve with soymilk or ricemilk, and a little brown sugar if desired.

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