Chocolate porridge

Sweeten this chocolate porridge with dates for a filling breakfast to set you up for the day. Flavoured with magnesium-rich cacao, it’s full of nutrients

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:15 mins
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 222
  • fat 7g
  • saturates 3g
  • carbs 29g
  • sugars 8g
  • fibre 3g
  • protein 8g
  • salt 0.1g


  • 125g porridge oats
  • 4 dates, stoned
  • 500-600ml milk, any will work
  • 1 tbsp cacao or good quality cocoa powder
  • yogurt and maple syrup, to serve (optional)


  1. Blend half the oats and the dates in a food processor until you have a thick paste, adding a splash of milk to help the blades go round if necessary. Scrape the mixture into a saucepan and add the rest of the oats, 500ml milk, the cacao and a pinch of salt. Stir well and set over a low-medium heat. 

  2. Stir the porridge every now and then for the next 5-10 mins, until it’s thick and creamy – add a splash more milk if you prefer a looser consistency. Serve with a dollop of yogurt and a drizzle of maple syrup, if you like. 

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