Oatmeal for breakfast: choc-orange porridge recipe

This delicious chocolate orange oatmeal recipe. I have a thing for chocolate & orange at the moment. It is my current favourite flavour combination…I just can’t get enough! Sweet citrus mixed with the slight bitterness of cacao…it’s a foodgasm, right there.

Choc-orange porridge recipe

This choc-orange oatmeal recipe is a decadent way to start your day. Vegan, sugar free, can be gluten free (if using gluten free oats).
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 1
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 7 mins


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 tbs orange zest
  • 3 medjool dates, pitted and finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 tbs cacao powder
  • 2 tsp chia seeds
  • (Optional: fresh fruit to serve)


  • Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over a medium heat.
  • Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes, or until the water is all absorbed.
  • Remove from the heat, serve with fresh fruit or other toppings as desired.

AboutLigia Lugo

Plant-based power brings me to the heart of healthy, ethical living. I love blending dishes with the freshest, vegan ingredients. Vie de La Vegan inspires me to source the best in holistic, vegan-lifestyle tips and share them. You’ll often find me working up my appetite on my yoga mat, hiking, or mountain biking through breathtaking scenery.