Coconut Triple Chocolate Oatmeal with Chia Power Crunch Clusters
Triple Chocolate Oatmeal is a super decadent yet totally healthy breakfast. It's made with coconut milk and topped with easy to make chia and nut clusters. It's also 100% deliciously vegan + gluten-free.
Good morning, friends! Today I want to share with you the best way ever to start your day … CHOCOLATE OATMEAL. Yep, you read that right.
But not only is it chocolate oatmeal, it's TRIPLE chocolate oatmeal. It's like eating dessert for breakfast, only it's totally and completely, 100% healthy for you.
I'm not even joking.
It's made with whole rolled oats, coconut milk, dark chocolate, and cocoa powder and simmered until it's deliciously creamy and porridge-like. Then it's topped with a power pack of superfoods:
This is the ultimate best-of-both-worlds scenarios. Have your Triple Chocolate Oatmeal and eat it, too?
See those pretty rose petals scattered around the picture? Aren't they the prettiest EVER? At an Oscar's party last week my girlfriend Shantel brought out the most amazing tzatziki dip thing with mint, pine nuts, dried blueberries and a whole bunch of other stuff that I can't remember but totally took it over the top. She sprinkled some rose petals over the top and I got instant JEALOUSLY pains.
It's embarrassing that dried flower petals reduced me to the emotional level of a 5-year old. #SoGrownUp
But … she sent me home with a jar! Thank you thank you thank you!!
Back to this coconut chocolate oatmeal …
Please promise me you'll drop everything you're doing, rush to the kitchen and make this. I know it's breakfast, but even if it's mid-afternoon when you're reading this I think it's totally acceptable to make it. I mean, chocolate can be a day-long affair. Let's not limit ourselves.
Those crunchy, chia power clusters you see on top are delicious. I suggest doubling or tripling the recipe so you can snack on some and maybe even sprinkle some on your salad at dinner. Ya, definitely do that.
Now I know a breakfast that takes 20 minutes to make doesn't really fall into the whole weekday breakfast category for most of my OL friends. Guys, I don't know how you do it. You know … get up before the sun and race around your house to try and make it to work on time. I have serious admiration for all of you who go through that routine M-F. Virtually bowing down to you.
The thing with this recipe is that it can sneak into the weekday breakfast category (without you having to set your alarm 10 minutes earlier) IF you make the chia clusters ahead of time. Once you put the oats, cocoa, coconut milk and water into the pot, you can walk away and let it do its thing while you put on your makeup and try to figure out what the heck to wear. In other words, it pretty much cooks itself. Win!
More Delicious Oatmeal Recipes
- Tropical Summer Coconut Oatmeal
- Peanut Butter Oatmeal with Berry Chia Jam
- Whipped Almond Butter Oatmeal with Caramelized Bananas
- Apple Pumpkin Oatmeal with Maple Pecan Crumble
- Healthy Breakfast Cookies
Triple Chocolate Oatmeal is a super decadent yet totally healthy breakfast. It's made with coconut milk and topped with easy to make chia and nut clusters.
- 1 cup rolled oats (gluten-free, if needed)
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons dark chocolate
- Optional extra toppings: shaved dark chocolate, cacao nibs, coconut milk, coconut, honey, maple syrup or coconut sugar, frozen or fresh blueberries, rose petals
Chia power crunch clusters
- Place the rolled oats, coconut milk, shredded coconut and cocoa powder in a small pot over high heat. Add 2 1/2 cups of water (see notes) cover and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat so that the oatmeal simmers for 15 minutes, or until it has thickened and the oats are soft. Stir in the dark chocolate.
- While the oatmeal is simmering, prepare the power crunch clusters. Place all the topping ingredients to a small frying pan over medium-high heat. Toast for 2 minutes, or until the coconut starts to brown and the quinoa starts to pop. Remove from the heat and let it cool.
- Serve the coconut chocolate oatmeal topped with the power crunch clusters, and any or all of the extra toppings.
If you like a thinner oatmeal (like I do!) you'll want to add a little extra water. If you're not sure, you can add more water at the end till it is as thick or thin as you like.