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




  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.

  • 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


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

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