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    Chocolate berry porridge

    • 2 mins
    • 5 mins
    • Serves 2

      This porridge has the goodness of oats with a rich chocolatey flavour, sweetened with berries and dates. It is super easy to make, taking 5 minutes, healthy, cheap and the kids will love it!

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      • ⅔ cup of plant-based milk
      • 1 ⅓ cups of water
      • 1 cup rolled oats
      • 2 dates, pitted and chopped
      • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
      • 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
      • 2 teaspoons desiccated coconut (optional)
      • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
      • ½ cup frozen blackberries (or other berries of your choice)


      Optional toppings:

      • 1 tsp ground or slivered almonds, 1 tsp cacao nibs, sliced banana or other chopped fruit


      1. Place plant-based milk, water, oats, dates, cocoa powder, vanilla essence, optional coconut and a pinch of salt in a large bowl and microwave on high for 2 minutes. Alternatively, place in a saucepan over medium heat and cook for 2 minutes.
      2. Stir and add frozen berries and microwave/cook in the pan for a further 3 minutes or until cooked to your liking.
      3. Optional: top with ground or slivered almonds, cacao nibs and banana.

      Chef's Tips

      • Fresh fruit works just as well as frozen: this can be added at step 2 so it stews a bit, or just at the end with the other toppings of your choice
      Dr Taisia Cech
      Dr Taisia Cech