Chocolate porridge served in two bowls

Chocolate porridge

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4

Sweeten this chocolate porridge with dates for a filling breakfast to set you up for the day. Flavoured with magnesium-rich cacao, it's full of nutrients

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal222
  • fat7g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs29g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre3g
  • protein8g
  • salt0.1g


  • 125g porridge oats
  • 4 dates, stoned



    Dates are one of the oldest cultivated fruits - it's thought that they were a staple part of…

  • 500-600ml milk, any will work



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a 'complete' food…

  • 1 tbsp cacao or good quality cocoa powder



    Cacao, cocoa and chocolate are all

  • yogurt and maple syrup, to serve (optional)



    Yogurt is made by adding a number of types of harmless bacteria to milk, causing it to ferment.…


  1. Blend half the oats and the dates in a food processor until you have a thick paste, adding a splash of milk to help the blades go round if necessary. Scrape the mixture into a saucepan and add the rest of the oats, 500ml milk, the cacao and a pinch of salt. Stir well and set over a low-medium heat. 

  2. Stir the porridge every now and then for the next 5-10 mins, until it’s thick and creamy – add a splash more milk if you prefer a looser consistency. Serve with a dollop of yogurt and a drizzle of maple syrup, if you like. 

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16th Jul, 2020
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