Cocoa Oatmeal


Great comfort food for breakfast! Nice on a cold winter morning. Serve with maple syrup and blueberries.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 servings


  • 2 cups water

  • 2 cups milk

  • 1 ½ cups steel-cut oats

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 banana, mashed

  • 3 tablespoons ground flax seed

  • 1 ½ tablespoons cocoa powder

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg

  • cup walnut halves


  1. Stir 2 cups water, milk, and oats together in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook oats at a simmer until softened and beginning to thicken, about 15 minutes.

  2. Stir 1 cup water, mashed banana, flax seed, cocoa powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg through the oats; continue cooking at a simmer until thick, about 10 minutes. Fold walnuts into the oatmeal.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

413 Calories
15g Fat
58g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 413
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 20%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 58mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 58g 21%
Dietary Fiber 10g 35%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 181mg 14%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 411mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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