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Creamy Chocolate Oatmeal

Who misses porridge? I mean oatmeal. Who misses oatmeal? *Raises hand and waves wildly*. For years I have surfed on the wave of adoration for my original porridge – Hot and Nutty Cereal, which, for eons was the #1 recipe on this ‘ere part of the world wide web. It’s crown was only toppled by those pesky Sour Cream and Chive Biscuits. Pfft. So, I thought I’d make you an entirely new porridge. Chocolate Porridge! Yes! Creamy Chocolate Oatmeal, people!

Creamy Chocolate Oatmeal | Carrie Brown

Of course it’s made of nothing even vaguely like oatmeal. No grains, no starches, no sugars. It’s made with a bunch of entirely non-porridgey ingredients; but I am as unrepentant as usual for creating you something that tastes magically like something familiar out of nothing that you might normally even think to eat. Because this Creamy Chocolate Oatmeal is made of cauliflower. The most delicious cauliflower you’re ever likely to spoon into your gob.

Creamy Chocolate Oatmeal | Carrie Brown

Now, before you race to find the ‘next’ button, I urge you to find the 5 minutes it takes to prepare and then let it bubble away on the stove top until it’s ready. Because if you I know me at all you know that I would not post this Creamy Chocolate Oatmeal unless it had the taste and texture of creamy chocolate oatmeal. I can divulge, now it’s here and ready for you to whip up, that this was one of the harder recipes to get right. Turns out it’s harder than you might imagine to make cauliflower taste like chocolate porridge.

Creamy Chocolate Oatmeal | Carrie Brown

But taste like chocolate porridge it does – so I highly recommend that you head to the kitchen, pull that riced cauliflower out of the fridge and start casting a spell over it. Once made this can be kept for a week in the fridge in an airtight container, so if you’re the only low carber or ketoer in the house you only have to make it once to be able to eat it 4 times. Mind you, don’t be surprised if your housemates sneakily dig a spoon in when they spy it nestling in the fridge.


Creamy Chocolate Oatmeal

Author: Carrie Brown | Prep time:  5 mins   |   Cook time:  25 mins  |   Total time:  30 mins  |  Serves: 4

What You Need


What You Do

  1. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat, add the cauliflower rice and sauté for 10 minutes until tender.
  2. Stir in the cocoa powder, allulose OR xylitol OR erythritol, heavy cream, boiling water, chia seeds, vanilla extract, and sea salt and mix well.
  3. Gently simmer over low heat, stirring often, for 15 minutes until thickened.


Top Recipe Tips

  • If you cannot find pre-riced cauliflower in the grocery stores near you, or it’s cheaper to buy a whole cauliflower and rice your own, it’s super easy to do in a food processor.
  • You can use either black or white chia seeds. you won’t notice because of the cocoa powder, and nutritionally there is no difference.


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  • You can swap out the heavy cream for thick (canned) coconut milk if you’re out of heavy cream or have coconut milk to use up.


Creamy Chocolate Oatmeal | Carrie Brown

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  • Carol BakkerCarrie Brown, get out of town!!! This. Is. Simply. Scrumptious. I made this for my grandkids’ breakfast this morning and they loved it. I loved it. Really, it could be dessert. Thank you for all of your work developing recipes. Much appreciated.

    Carol in OregonReplyCancel

  • KhalilOk…. Lankato Monk fruit sweetener for the suggested sweeteners though? Is that acceptable?ReplyCancel

    • carrieKhalil – that will probably work ok if you’re talking about the monk fruit sweetener that is mostly erythritol.ReplyCancel

  • Lissette GriegoYou. Continually are a Hoot! Soo funny! Leo Misses Oatmeal!
    He eats everything I make, sooo let’s see how this goes!
    Thank you for All of the Giggles ❤️ Aand Yummies! L!ReplyCancel