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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
- 1/2 cup rolled oats use gluten free if needed
- 1/4 tsp of salt
- 1 cup dairy free milk of choice divided*
- 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
- 1 T flax OR 1 large egg if not vegan Can sub for 1 large egg white
- 1 T coconut flour Can sub for almond flour, oat flour or extra rolled oats
- 1-2 T granulated sweetener of choice optional- I used a monk fruit blend
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder optional
- 2 T cocoa powder I used a mix of dark and standard cocoa
- Chocolate chips/chocolate sprinkles/granulated sweetener to top
For the hot version
- Stovetop or in the microwave, add your oats, salt and dairy free milk and cook until all the liquid is absorbed.
- 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)
- 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.
Oatmeal is actually freezer friendly and can be made in bulk.
Do you prefer foods according to season/the weather?
Please don’t tell me you are a fan of John Mayer.