Servings: 2

Prep time: 2 mins

Total time: 7 mins

Chocolate berry porridge

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!



vegan, vegetarian, soy free, dessert option, oil free, refined sugar free, kid friendly, nut free option, one pot, gluten free option



  • ⅔ cup of plant-based milk

  • 1 ⅓ cups of water

  • 1 cup rolled oats

  • 10 dates, 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.


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

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Dr Taisia Cech

Dr Taisia Cech

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