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Chocolate Porridge

Vegetarian

“High-quality cocoa powder creates a luxury feeling of soothing chocolate taste in this porridge, but without all the sugar and saturated fats, we will actually get the chocolate added to the mix.”

MAKES

12 portions

COOKS IN

20 min

DIFFICULTY

Not too tricky

Calories

356

Fat

15.9g

Sugar

2.9g

Salt

0.2g

Protein

11.3g

Carbs

45.2g

Fiber

6.3g

Ingredients

- 200g blanched hazelnuts
- 200g Medjool dates
- 400 porridge oats
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 heaped tablespoons quality cocoa powder
- 1 orange

For each portion:

- 200ml coconut water
- 1 heaped tablespoon Greek yogurt
- 80g fresh fruit, such as raspberries, blackberries, sliced banana, grated apple and pear, segments of orange
- 1 pinch of ground cinnamon or quality cocoa powder, (optional)

Method

1. Toast the hazelnuts in a dry pan on medium heat until golden, tossing often, then tip into a food processor.

2. Tear the stones out of the dates and add the flesh to the processor with half the oats, the vanilla extract and cocoa powder.

3. Finely grate in the orange zest and pulse until fine, then stir the mixture back through the rest of the oats. Pour into an airtight jar, ready to use.

4. When you want a portion, simply put 65g of the mixture into a saucepan with 200ml of coconut water and heat gently over medium-low heat for 3 minutes, or until it’s the consistency that you like, stirring regularly and adding splashes of water to loosen, if needed.

5. Serve each portion with a spoonful of Greek yogurt and 80g of fresh fruit. It’s also nicely finished with a pinch of cinnamon or a dusting of cocoa if you like. And remember, if you increase the number of portions you’re cooking at one time, simply adjust the cooking time accordingly.

Make a big portion of this dry cereal mixture, and you can store it for a long time, which will make your breakfast very simple.

Comments

"Oh, what a cool chocolate porridge! It is perfect for a nutritious and easy breakfast for those who stick to a healthy lifestyle or want to lose weight!"

Dana Robinson

"We are what we eat. If you want to maintain a healthy diet but sometimes want to pamper yourself with chocolate, choose this great recipe."

Kristine Duncan

"We should pay more attention to our nutrition. A chocolate porridge is a wonderful choice for those who crave for sweeties. Very healthy and tasty recipe!"

Angelina Cook