Creamy, Dreamy, Nutritious, Chocolate Porridge

We highly recommend this recipe for mornings when you’re in need of extra care. It’s not your everyday kind of oats. It’s the kind you make on a relaxed Sunday morning, to share with that special person in your life. Furthermore, unlike pancakes and other breakfast delicacies, that take some time to prepare, this oatmeal can be whipped up in just ten minutes, which means you have more time for rest and other leisurely activities.

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This porridge is warm, creamy, thick and decadent.

The cacao powder gives it a deep, rich, chocolate flavour, which is not only delicious, but is beneficial towards your health too. What’s more is that oats and cacao, combined with ground flaxseed and cinnamon powder, makes this porridge a nutritional powerhouse.

Top with your favourite seasonal fruit, and you’ll have made your own gourmet breakfast!

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Some quick facts:

  • Cinnamon is high in calcium and fibre.
  • Flaxseeds are one of the best plant sources of omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Flaxseeds are high in fibre, protein, potassium, magnesium and iron.
  • Oats are high in fibre and protein, but low in calories.
  • Oats are rich in polyphenols.
  • Oats also contain magnesium, potassium, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium and thiamine.
  • Raw cacao powder contains a high amount of antioxidants.
  • Raw cacoa powder also contains compounds such as calcium, magnesium, and protein, to name a few.
Sources:

Mercola, J. (n.d.). What is cacoa good for? Retrieved from http://foodfacts.mercola.com/cacao.html

Mercola, J. (n.d.). What is cinnamon good for? Retrieved from http://foodfacts.mercola.com/cinnamon.html

Pratt, S., Matthews, K. (2006). Superfoods: Fourteen foods that will change your life. Great Britain: Bantam Books.

Wergin, A. (2015). Flaxseed is nutritionally powerful. Retrieved from http://mayoclinichealthsystem.org/hometown-health/speaking-of-health/flaxseed-is-nutritionally-powerful

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Creamy, Dreamy, Nutritious, Chocolate Porridge
This oatmeal is perfect for a Sunday morning or whenever you're feeling indulgent. Packed with nutrition and ready in minutes. Bookmark this for later!
Cuisine Western
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Cuisine Western
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients into a heated, non-stick saucepan.
  2. Allow the mixture to simmer for three minutes or so, before stirring.
  3. Stir to combine, and reduce heat if necessary. The porridge should be ready after a few minutes, depending on the texture you desire.
  4. When desired texture has been achieved, remove from heat and divide the porridge into two bowls. Top with seasonal fruit and a splash of almond milk. Best served immediately.
Recipe Notes

If you are storing this for later, note that the oats will absorb all the liquid, and the flaxseed will cause the porridge to firm up quite a bit. To reheat, return the porridge to a non-stick pan, adding small amounts of either water or milk, until desired texture is achieved.

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