Are you bored with the same breakfast routine? If you’re looking for a satisfying and delicious breakfast, look no further than a bowl of cacao porridge. This delicious and healthy breakfast dish combines the health benefits of oats with the richness of cacao and a touch of sweetness to create a satisfying meal that will set you up for a productive day.
This is a yummy treat if you have a sweet tooth like I do. Whenever I crave sweets, have a little cramp or if it is raining, this is my go-to recipe. It takes less than 10 mins to prepare and if you don’t have cacao powder at home just use chocolate or just skip it. I love when things are easy to play around with. Just change as it pleases you.
To create your own comforting bowl of Cacao Porridge, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- 1 espresso cup (4 spoons) of oats – coconut flour for gluten-free
- 1 espresso cup of water
- 1 espresso cup of plant-based milk or water again
- half a banana or 2 dates
- 1 tablespoon cacao powder – I used this organic and GF
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil (optional) –
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
- Combine Oats and milk: Put the milk and rolled oats in a medium saucepan and stir to mix. The grains and liquid should be completely combined by stirring.
- Add cacao powder: Toss in some cocoa powder and give it a good stir to make sure it’s well distributed. This will impart a deep chocolate flavor to the oatmeal.
- Sweeten the porridge: To add sweetness, drizzle some maple syrup or honey over the porridge and mix with some vanilla extract. The dish would benefit from a pinch of salt. Make sure everything is combined by gently stirring the mixture.
- Heat the porridge: Put the porridge in a saucepan and heat it over medium-low heat on the stove. Bringing the mixture to a simmer requires stirring occasionally to prevent sticking and clumping. The porridge should be cooked for around 7 minutes, or until it achieves the desired consistency. If it becomes too thick, you may easily adjust the consistency by adding more milk.
- Serve and garnish: Once the porridge has thickened to the proper consistency, remove it from the heat and serve with any toppings you choose. Put it in dishes for serving and decorate with things like coconut flakes, nuts, or fruit. The enhanced flavor, texture, and health benefits of your food come from these additional components.
- Enjoy: Delight in the tantalizing aroma for a moment before digging into your bowl of rich chocolate porridge. Enjoy the kaleidoscope of flavors and the health benefits of this hearty breakfast food.
Benefits of Cacao Porridge:
This breakfast dish will set you up for success by combining protein-rich milk, antioxidant-rich cocoa powder, and satiating grains.
- Natural energy boost: Cacao’s theobromine and trace amounts of caffeine are a natural way to improve energy levels without the jitters or jittery crash that often follows drinking coffee.
- Rich in antioxidants: Cacao powder contains a high concentration of flavonoids, which are powerful antioxidants that protect cells from free radical damage and contribute to overall health.
- Satisfying and filling: The combination of oat fiber and milk protein will keep you feeling full and satisfied, preventing you from reaching for unhealthy morning snacks.
- Coconut oil boosts metabolism and energy, balances good cholesterol, and helps burn fat.
- Cinnamon stabilizes blood sugar and helps reduce the risk of diabetes.
Let me know if you tried the recipe.
If you’re looking to spice up your morning meal with something a little more exotic, try Cacao Porridge. By fusing together healthy components in an appetizing fashion with a dash of chocolatey pleasure, this recipe provides a rich yet healthy start to your day. This recipe is for a quick and easy bowl of cacao porridge that may be customized to your personal preferences. Put on an apron, open the windows, and enjoy the aromas of this morning’s pleasure you prepared.