Healthy Chocolate Cake Oatmeal

Smooth, creamy and with the taste and texture of real chocolate cake, this healthy chocolate cake oatmeal will be your new favorite snack or breakfast choice! It’s completely sugar-free and packed full of protein (without protein powder!), and suitable for those following a vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and sugar-free lifestyle! 

Healthy Chocolate Cake Oatmeal which can be enjoyed hot OR cold (refrigerator style!) and is completely sugar free! {vegan, gluten free, high protein recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

John Mayer once sang ‘You’re body is a wonderland.’ 

He was clearly referring to my body, and it’s wondrous cravings at the most ridiculous of times.

Maybe.

My body does NOT crave foods which are seasonally appropriate or in some cases, seasonally acceptable. I still remember back when it was Winter and I’d return home from errands and my body would actually be screaming ‘MAKE A MILKSHAKE, STAT!’  The same goes for things like soups or thick curries- Come Summer, my body screams ‘WHIP OUT THE SLOW COOKER, STAT!‘ 

I then realised I kind of contradict these….like drinking my milkshake under blankets and with the heater turned on.

C’est la vie.

Healthy Chocolate Cake Oatmeal which can be enjoyed hot OR cold (refrigerator style!) and is completely sugar free! {vegan, gluten free, high protein recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

The beauty of oats or oatmeal is that it’s durable and able to be enjoyed both hot OR cold. That could be said for multiple breakfast foods but oatmeal is one which takes the cake today….literally. What I love about this oatmeal (and generally all the other oatmeal recipes I’ve shared), is that they have both been enjoyed hot OR cold. Today’s recipe is no exception and you can thank my wonderland of a body for it.

ZING.

So why chocolate CAKE oatmeal? Well, the ‘cake’ comes from the texture. It first started when I shared the original cake batter oatmeal which actually had the texture AND taste of cake batter (none of this naming recipes when they don’t taste like what they claim going on here!). For today’s recipe, I adjusted the ingredients to give it more of a ‘cake’ texture, and thanks can only be given to my best friend- Coconut flour. Who knew that a few simple changes and some hybrid cocoa powder could produce a delicious chocolate cake oatmeal which was actually ridiculously healthy too!

Healthy Chocolate Cake Oatmeal which can be enjoyed hot OR cold (refrigerator style!) and is completely sugar free! {vegan, gluten free, high protein recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

This healthy chocolate cake oatmeal is a chocolate lover’s answer to dessert for breakfast but even better, makes for a delicious snack! It’s smooth, creamy, rich and decadent tasting, yet is actually healthy for you! While it’s packed full of rich, chocolate flavors, there is NO sugar in it whatsoever. It’s also PACKED with protein without using any protein powder (but there is an option to add that in, if you wish!). It’s also suitable for those following a gluten-free, vegan and sugar-free lifestyle! 

HACK! You can definitely adjust the richness of the chocolate in this recipe dependant on your taste buds! I personally love a dark, robust taste and as such, strictly use my favorite dark cocoa powder. For those who want a more milder taste, I’d recommending using half dark cocoa powder and half dutch processed cocoa

Healthy Chocolate Cake Oatmeal which can be enjoyed hot OR cold (refrigerator style!) and is completely sugar free! {vegan, gluten free, high protein recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

Make this healthy chocolate cake oatmeal and whether or not you like hot oatmeal, cold oatmeal or….lukewarm oatmeal, remember-

Your body is a wonderland.

Gross, that was so lame. Stupid John Mayer. 

Healthy Chocolate Cake Oatmeal
Serves 1
Smooth, creamy and with the taste and texture of real chocolate cake, this healthy chocolate cake oatmeal will be your new favorite snack or breakfast choice! It's completely sugar-free and packed full of protein (without protein powder!), and suitable for those following a vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and sugar-free lifestyle!
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup rolled oats (use gluten free if needed)
  2. 1/4 tsp of salt
  3. 1 cup dairy free milk of choice, divided*
  4. 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  5. 1 T flax OR 1 large egg if not vegan (Can sub for 1 large egg white)
  6. 1 T coconut flour (Can sub for almond flour, oat flour or extra rolled oats)
  7. 1-2 T granulated sweetener of choice (optional- I used a monk fruit blend)
  8. 1 scoop chocolate protein powder (optional)
  9. 2 T cocoa powder (I used a mix of dark and standard cocoa)
  10. Chocolate chips/chocolate sprinkles/granulated sweetener to top
For the hot version
  1. Stovetop or in the microwave, add your oats, salt and dairy free milk and cook until all the liquid is absorbed.
  2. Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Add the flax/egg if using it, coconut flour, granulated sweeter, cocoa powder and protein powder if using it. Top with chocolate chips etc and enjoy or refrigerate to enjoy later once cooled.
For the overnight version (use flax egg only)
  1. The night before, combine ALL the ingredients except the dairy free milk in a deep bowl. Add only 3/4 cup of the milk and refrigerate overnight.
Notes
  1. * If oatmeal is too thick, feel free to add more dairy free milk
  2. Oatmeal is actually freezer friendly and can be made in bulk.
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52 thoughts on “Healthy Chocolate Cake Oatmeal

  1. The only thing I like about John Mayer is that whenever a song of his comes on the radio, everyone starts singing in a really raspy voice together. BONDING. I did not know that about coconut flour! I’ll have to get some when I’m shopping today

  2. OMG how can this be healthy? That looks amazing but I have a feeling there are a few more calories than my normal boring oatmeal with blueberries? Maybe I could just sprinkle in a few chocolate chips, but knowing me, having chocolate chips in the house is a recipe for disaster! 🙂

  3. No waaaaaaaaay! I craved peppermint things in the summer and I still crave pumpkin even though it’s winter! LOL! I’m still really into gingerbread and snickerdoodle foods XD Luckily, chocolate can be enjoyed year-round! Yummy!

  4. LOL. Arman! Your intros always crack me up. I’m sure you hit the nail on the head with what inspired our boy John. This looks amazing as always! The more chocolate, the better. Always.

  5. Aaaahw I’ll have this ridiculous song stuck in my head now!
    This sounds delightful! I’ll save this until I crave something sweet again. Most probably right after Christmas ;-P

  6. Wait. Chocolate cake but in oatmeal form? That means I can eat it for breakfast, right? Sign me up! And turn off that damn John Mayer!

  7. Dear Arman, your posts always bring a smile or a good chuckle. Your chocolate oatmeal is decadent to say the least. You have definitely inspired me to step out of my comfort zone and get a bit more creative with my breakfasts. This would be such a treat in the morning and how could you resist healthy chocolate! Have a very happy holiday my friend and blessed New Year to come.

  8. While I wouldn’t call myself a real fan I have to defend John Mayer. It’s a girl thing, you know? I can overlook your snarking for the delicious idea of this oatmeal. Still wishing you got to try the cocoa I told you about because I’m sure you’d like it.
    Oh, also: I finally went to Hamburg again and got myself vegan sprinkles. Let the sprinkle games begin!

  9. Holy chocolate! This is so yummy. I love anything with oats or chocolate. I just made it this morning, and I am now adding it to my weekly breakfast menu. Thank you for sharing.

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