This simple vegan chocolate date porridge is the perfect treat for breakfast on those cold autumn mornings - sweetened with homemade date puree it's perfectly indulgent, whilst being refined sugar-free.
Autumn season has hit - and so has my longing for a warming breakfast such as this delicious vegan chocolate date porridge, that I've not only had once in the past 7 days 😉
Making the porridge high protein
I've always loved using protein powders to add a decent serving of vegan protein to my dishes - so this vegan chocolate date porridge is no exclusion. In the recipe I've used 25g of porridge oats, which might seem little to some, but they expand in volume during the cooking process and with 30g of chocolate protein powder it creates a decent size portion, that is higher in protein than carbs.
Creating the perfect consistency
To reach the perfect consistency of the porridge, it's important that you first combine the dry ingredients for the porridge - porridge oats, protein powder, flaxseeds, and cacao powder. I like to do this in the saucepan itself and toast the mix for about 1 minute whilst stirring, it brings out a deliciously nutty flavour in the oats, but of course this step is totally optional.
Afterwards, you simply add the plant milk and cook the porridge for 2-3 minutes on medium heat until your desired texture is achieved. Lastly, add the homemade date paste and stir - it'll melt in the warm porridge just wonderfully and bring a delicious natural sweetness to your breakfast bowl.
My favourite porridge toppings
Your porridge bowl toppings are of course completely down to your preference, but here a few that I currently enjoy most:
- Flaked almonds
- Raw Cacao Nibs
- MyVegan Carb Crushers
- MyVegan Protein Cookies
- Mr Organic Cocoa Biscuits
- Puffed quinoa
- Vegan white chocolate (I got mine at Aldi UK recently!)
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This simple vegan chocolate date porridge is the perfect treat for breakfast on those cold autumn mornings - sweetened with homemade date puree it's perfectly indulgent, whilst being refined sugar free.
- Add all dry ingredients to a saucepan - porridge oats, protein powder, cacao powder and flaxseeds - and stir to combine.
- Add the saucepan onto the stove above medium heat and pour in the soy milk. Continuously stir to combine.
- Let the porridge cook until it thickens - usually 2-3 minutes - then add the date paste last. Stir again to combine and serve hot with your favourite toppings.
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