chocolate porridge recipe

Healthy Chocolate Porridge Recipe

Chocolate Porridge Recipe

Breakfast is often a struggle in the mornings. Cereal and toast is the easy option of course but I do like it mix things up a bit and try to encourage the children to eat other things at times. Porridge is really filling and good for you, and Bean and Baby S will eat porridge happily, but not Little Miss J. So I thought I would have a play around and make a breakfast porridge that seemed like a treat but was actually quite healthy.

So chocolate porridge was born! It is quite sweet but the kids love it. They have a small portion followed by half a toasted bagel and I know they are full up for the morning and ready for the day.

Healthy Chocolate Porridge Recipe

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 7 minutes

Yield: 4 big servings

Healthy Chocolate Porridge Recipe


  • 2 cups of porridge oats
  • 4 cups of milk
  • 4 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 3 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 Tsp vanilla extract
  • chocolate chips for sprinkling


  1. Put the oats in a saucepan along with the milk and warm until the porridge is cooked and the milk is absorbed (about 5 minutes).
  2. Stir in the maple syrup, vanilla and cocoa powder to taste. Add some more milk if necessary until it is at the required consistency.
  3. Serve in individual bowls and sprinkle with chocolate chips to decorate.

The perfect weekend breakfast – and your kids will love you as they think it is a real treat! Do you have any breakfast ideas to share? I’d love to hear some as I’m always looking for new things for the children to try.

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