A creamy, chocolatey breakfast treat minus the fat and excessive sugar. Tastes like tiny chocolate teddy bears! If porridge is too thick or oats are uncooked, add more boiling water to it till cooked and desired thickness reached. Serve with a splash of cold milk.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
3
Yield:
3 servings
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Ingredients

3
Original recipe yields 3 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Dissolve cocoa powder in hot water in a saucepan; add milk and bring to a boil. Add salt and oats; simmer over low heat, stirring constantly, until oatmeal has thickened, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in honey.

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Nutrition Facts

410 calories; protein 14g 28% DV; carbohydrates 77.6g 25% DV; fat 7.8g 12% DV; cholesterol 13mg 4% DV; sodium 168.8mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (12)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2012
I made this exactly according to recipe only folding in one chopped banana and serving with a float of whole milk on top. The kids split this between them. I did not try it myself but they loved it. My oldest boy asked for seconds. Next time I'll double the recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/07/2016
As is the recipe has way too much coco powder. I needs maybe a 1/4 cup instead. I will try that next time! Read More
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13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2012
I made this exactly according to recipe only folding in one chopped banana and serving with a float of whole milk on top. The kids split this between them. I did not try it myself but they loved it. My oldest boy asked for seconds. Next time I'll double the recipe. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2013
I made this according to directions with the exception that I realized as I began to make it that I only had old-fashioned oats rather than steel-cut. So the cooking time was quite a bit shorter. The flavor was very good really like good rich hot chocolate with oatmeal in it. Very nice will make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2013
Very tasty and chocolaty. I used a mixture of old fashioned oats quick-cooking oats and oat bran and used half 2 percent and half almond milk. I Also reduced the sugar to about about 3 tablespoons and it was very chocolaty tasty and great with a bit of yogurt. It had the perfect consistency after about 5 minutes. Dad and I liked it my sister needed more sweetener. Great oatmeal! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/07/2016
As is the recipe has way too much coco powder. I needs maybe a 1/4 cup instead. I will try that next time! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/10/2013
I followed the recipe exactly and did not care for it. It was not nearly sweet enough for me. I added some shredded coconut and Splenda which helped; however I do not plan to make it again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/08/2016
4 stars for the end result but 3 for the process. I had to triple the oats and added 1 1/2 cups brown sugar before I was done. Even then it was still lacking something. Will make it again but with even more changes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2020
This is so good! One of the best oatmeal recipes ever. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2019
Excellent recipe! I used quick cooking oats and added peanut butter. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/12/2018
I cut the amount of honey to 4 tablespoons because I don't like things very sweet and i also added a teaspoon of vanilla to counteract any bitterness. It tasted like chewy hot cocoa. Read More