Chocolate for breakfast! Now THIS is how you start a day!

My husband and I are very fond of oatmeal breakfast – with Apple cinnamon topping, with banana caramel topping, with dried fruits and nuts but nothing really beats the chocolate-y berry goodness of these Chocolate Oats with Dates and Fresh Fruits.

Oatmeal flavoured with cocoa and cinnamon, sweetened with dates and fresh fruit tastes like a very rich, creamy and comforting chocolate pudding. If you are crazy about the strawberry and chocolate combo like me or just want to make a health conscious person very happy in the morning, you will know that maybe this is the only way oats should be eaten!

The sweetness added by the chocolate, dates and fruits is on the healthier side. You can skip dairy milk and try almond or coconut milk instead too for a vegan version or if you are allergic to dairy. Choose from any seasonal fruits of your choice but if you can find strawberries, don’t miss them out!

It’s something you will want to make again and again and again! Good thing it’s so quick n easy. Stay healthy but still stay in touch with your sweet side.


3/4 cup rolled oats (barley or wheat)

1+1/2 cup water

1 cup milk

3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

6-7 dates (pitted) or honey to taste

2 tablespoons dark chocolate chips

Assorted fresh fruit (strawberries, bananas, apples, oranges)

This Is a What You Do:
In a small saucepan add water, dates and oats. Cook on medium heat till the dates are tender and oats have swelled up and absorbed all the water.

Dilute cocoa powder in milk and add to the oats. Add cinnamon.

Cook on medium low heat till the oats mixture is thick and creamy. Turn the heat off and cover the pan for 5 minutes, it makes the oatmeal creamier.

Pour Chocolate Oats into two bowls, top with sliced fruits of your choice and chocolate chips.
Serve warm.

Serves 2

15 Replies to “Chocolate Oats with Dates and Fresh Fruit”

  1. Thats a delicious share Maria. Looks so decadent and a breakfast like this is indeed a great start to the day.

  2. Most of the day we too start our day with oat porridge, fills your tummy for longer. Loving the addition of raw cacao powder with dates and fresh fruits. Healthy start!

  3. We love to have oats in our beakfast and your chocolate oats version with dates and fruits sounds just perfect ! Awesome share !

  4. Oh my god! That is truly a delectable combination! To wake up to chocolate breakfast is bliss! Love everything that has gone into making this! Delicious

  5. WoW! Chocolate oats with dates and fresh fruit is looks super easy and very inviting share by you Maria. Though I m not a big fan of oats but this healthy bowl has chocolates with fresh fruit, so no to it. Beautiful share.

  6. What a brilliant morning it will be with chocolate and oats… can wait to try this

  7. What a colorful bowl of fruits and nuts. with oats! Though I am not a big fan of oats, this one may be a good option as there is chocolate also in it.

  8. Wow, what a lovely breakfast oats, though am not a breakfast person would love to start my day with these sort of healthy and fibre rich dish. And the addition of chocolate is definitely a fabulous twist to the usual oatmeal. Well done.

  9. Hello Maria,
    Chocolate oat with date and fresh fruit is the super easy and tempting recipe for breakfast that you have shared. It will be the healthy morning breakfast for kids as well as for women. I think everyone should try this lovely recipe at home. Even I am also interested in trying this recipe.
    Thank you.

    1. Hi Pallavi,
      I’m a big fan of oatmeal for breakfast and there are so many things we can do to make them fun for kids. Chocolate is always a hit with everyone!
      I’m so glad you like the idea. Let me know if you try!
      Thanks a big bunch for stopping by 😊😘

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