Two bowls of Chocolate Coconut Oat Porridge garnished with coconut and mini chocolate chips.

Chocolate Coconut Oat Porridge

Chocolate for breakfast? Yes. Filled with light coconut milk, dark cocoa powder and chopped dates, this Chocolate Coconut Oat Porridge allows you to indulge without the guilt.

Two bowls of Chocolate Coconut Oat Porridge garnished with coconut and mini chocolate chips.
Chocolate Coconut Oat Porridge

Chocolate Coconut Oat Porridge – filled with light coconut milk, dark cocoa powder and chopped dates, this recipe is wholesome love by the spoonful.

Two bowls of Chocolate Coconut Oat Porridge garnished with coconut and mini chocolate chips.

I have to get something off my chest. Nothing major, but just this: breakfast is the most romantic meal of the day.

With all the Valentine’s Day fuss this week, and fancy dinners, glasses of champagne, and decadent desserts, to me, the simplicity of breakfast speaks far more about love than any of the above.

Chopped dates and pecans on a wooden cutting board.

Breakfast means starting the day together, nourishing one another for tackling your shared goals and your life with each other. Breakfast means thoughtfulness and a little bit of sweetness.

So why oatmeal? Well, to be honest, oatmeal has always equaled love for me. Oatmeal meant month long visits from my grandmother, when she would stir her sweetened, milky oats for me before school on those cold New York winters. Oatmeal was the breakfast I craved when I was expecting my daughter, bringing a bit of cozy to my office. Oatmeal is what I pack for my husband every morning, his favorite start to the day. And with chocolate, this is what I would make to show a little extra love.

This Chocolate Coconut Oat Porridge sounds indulgent, but actually, you will be surprised at how wholesome and good for you it is. I cook it in light coconut milk for extra creaminess, use dark cocoa powder for heart healthy antioxidants, and sweeten it with chopped dates and just a touch of maple syrup and a few scant scatterings of mini chocolate chips.

A bowl of Chocolate Porridge topped with mini chocolate chips.

Some say every day should be Valentine’s Day, and yes, I tend to agree. So let’s make each day say “I love you” with this.

A closeup view of a spoonful of wholesome and delicious Chocolate Coconut Oat Porridge.

ENJOYED THIS CHOCOLATE PORRIDGE RECIPE?
MORE RECIPES TO START YOUR DAY:

Oatmeal Pancakes
Cinnamon Chip Walnut Pumpkin Muffins
Blueberry Almond Butter Muffins (Vegan)
Almond Butter Granola
Apple Oatmeal Blender Waffles
Mixed Berry Fruit-on-the-Bottom Yogurt Cups
Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Smoothie

Chocolate Coconut Oat Porridge

Chocolate for breakfast? Yes. Filled with light coconut milk, dark cocoa powder and chopped dates, this Chocolate Coconut Oat Porridge allows you to indulge without the guilt.
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 421kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups light coconut milk about 1 14-oz can
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup oats
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped dates
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon nut butter
  • mini chocolate chips for serving
  • coconut flakes for serving
  • chopped pecans for serving
  • maple syrup for serving

Instructions

  • In a small sauce pan, bring coconut milk and water to a boil. Add the oats and a pinch of salt, and stir in the dates. Cook for about 4 minutes, then stir in the cocoa powder. Cook for another 1-2 minutes, or until the oats are fluffy and creamy. Stir in the nut butter, then divide into two bowls. Top with some chocolate chips, coconut flakes, pecans and a drizzle of maple syrup, and serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 421kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Sodium: 153mg | Potassium: 406mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 24g | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. Brian @ A Thought For Food

    Chocolate porridge! Yes, I do think this is the most perfect way to start the day (and a great Valentine’s Day treat)! What a wonderful bowl to serve with loved ones! 

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  2. Mel @ The Refreshanista

    Totally agree about breakfast being romantic! My fiancé and I like to make each other breakfast and it’s often the only meal we share together because of his work schedule. This oatmeal looks so decadent and delicious!

    Reply
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