Vegan Double Chocolate Breakfast Oats

Vegan Chocolate Breakfast Oats ere inspired by my childhood. As a kid, I was obsessed with eating chocolate cereals for breakfast. My mom never actually bought them, so when I stayed over at a friend’s house who had them I’d eat 4 bowls worth. I mean what 12 year old doesn’t want to have chocolate for breakfast?

Looking back now I can see why my mom never bought chocolate cereal. Breakfast cereals are packed with sugar and modified oils. Thats why I decided to create my own, healthier version of my beloved childhood breakfast.

My Vegan Double Chocolate Breakfast Oats are naturally sweetened and only takes a few ingredients; cocoa powder, cocoa nibs, maple syrup, and oats! The simplicity of this recipe makes it easy to make and guilt free. Not to mention it is extremely filling!

Vegan double chocolate oatmeal in The Rock small sauce pan with a jar of Canadian Maple Syrup



I personally use large flake oats, but you can use steel cut, or quick oats. The only difference (besides the obvious texture difference.) Will be the amount of time you need to cook the oats for and possibly how much water is needed.

Cacao Powder

When it comes to cocoa powder I personally use viva raw cacao powder. It’s 100% vegan, ethically sourced, and raw. This means more of the nutrients are left in the cacao powder. Normally during the roasting process of cocoa powder, all of the nutrients that cacao is known for is destroyed. Raw cacao powder avoids this, leaving you with all the nutritious benafits that cacao can have!

Cacao Nibs

I learned the hard way that when it comes to Cocoa nibs it’s better to spend a little extra cash to get good quality nibs. Lower quality nibs can sometimes have a burnt taste, which can throw off any meal. You can purchase high-quality cacao nibs from viva on Amazon for only $11.29.

Vegan Double Chocolate Breakfast Oats
Vegan Double Chocolate Breakfast Oats, naturally sweetened and made with cocoa powder and cocoa nibs.

Vegan Double Chocolate Breakfast Oats

Naturally sweetened and vegan-friendly, this isn’t your typical sugar filled chocolate breakfast cereal. Made with cocoa powder and cocoa nibs this dish brings a whole new level of intense chocolate flavour to your breakfast (without feeling bad).
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, cocoa, cocoa nibs, cocoa powder, easy, healthy, naturally sweetened, oatmeal, sugar free, vegan
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 200kcal
Author: Hayden Peddle


  • 1/2 c oats
  • 1 tbs cocoa nibs
  • 1 tbs cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp maple syrup or sweetener of your choice
  • 1 c water


  • Add water, oats, and cocoa nibs to a small saucepan on medium-low heat. Allow to simmer for 10 minutes or until all water is absorbed.
  • Add the cocoa nibs and maple syrup. Stir well. Serve immediately


If you find your oatmeal to be too dry try adding an additional 1/4 cup of water. You could also add your choice of nut milk at the end. 

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