Chocolate Raspberry Oatmeal

When you think of Valentine’s Day, you don’t necessarily think of oatmeal. Hear me out though. This is probably the best oatmeal recipe I have created. It is chocolaty and sweet. The colors of this recipe represent love, in my opinion. I think if you’re vegan, then you would enjoy this for breakfast on Valentine’s Day. Maybe even drop a “subtle” hint to your significant other.

This recipe takes less than 15 minutes to make and the ingredients are fairly simple.

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  • ½ cup rolled or quick cook oats.
  • 1 cup of cashew/almond milk.
  •  ¼- ½ zucchini (optional).
  • 1 cup + of frozen raspberries.
  • 2 bananas.
  • 1-2 Tbsp. of cocoa powder.
  • 1 Tbsp. of flax seed.
  • 1 Tbsp. of maple syrup.
  • 1 Tbsp. of peanut butter.


  • Shred the zucchini and mash 1 banana. Add these into a saucepan. Then, add in the almond milk. Use medium-high heat. Once the almond milk is boiling add in the oats and cook according to the container instructions (5-10 minutes).
  • Add in half of the frozen raspberries into the mixture and stir frequently.
  • Once the oats are soft, add in flax seed and cocoa powder (turn the heat to low). Stir until everything is incorporated.
  • Pour the mixture into a bowl. Top with peanut butter, maple syrup, the remaining raspberries, and a sliced banana.


  • If you don’t have a plant-based milk, you can also use water.
  • If you are avoiding fat, you can substitute the peanut butter for PB2 or PBFit powder.
  • To make it extra sweet, you can add in coconut sugar and dairy free chocolate chips.
  • You don’t have to use the same toppings as me, feel free to add your favorites

If you aren’t a fan of oatmeal, but you still want a chocolaty Valentine’s Day breakfast then I suggest making chocolate banana nice cream. You would just blend together a few frozen bananas with a couple of tablespoons of cocoa powder and 1 tablespoon of peanut butter. Then, add similar toppings. Thanks for reading! Let me know what your favorite breakfast is in the comments.


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  • Reply
    February 14, 2018 at 5:36 am

    Well done, Kaley. HAPPY VALENTINE’S Day!!
    💖💖💖💖 Keep writing, keep creating and piloting your vegan recipes and having fun. Your steady posts inspire to me to get back to my personal blogging…instead of only focusing on my corporate writing work. Thanks and have a great day!!

    • Reply
      February 14, 2018 at 5:39 am

      Happy Valentine’s Day! Wow, thank you so much for the kind words ☺️🙏

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    gargi akolkar
    February 14, 2018 at 6:10 am

    Hi Kaley, nice recipe. I will try. Can I use chia seeds instead of flax seeds?

    • Reply
      February 14, 2018 at 6:11 am

      Yes, you can always substitute chia seeds! Thanks for reading!

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        gargi akolkar
        February 14, 2018 at 6:12 am

        Thank you so much. I love chocolate and banana as well.

  • Reply
    February 14, 2018 at 9:36 am

    I’m so glad you liked my post! I love your page! My boyfriend is vegan and has been for 18 years now, and I am always looking for new stuff to cook/make him!! <3 So excited to see what you have in store!

    • Reply
      February 14, 2018 at 1:27 pm

      Let me know if you make this! Thank you for commenting 😍

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    don't give a jam
    February 14, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    yum, this sounds delicious! I love oatmeal 🙌🏻

    • Reply
      February 14, 2018 at 1:27 pm

      Oatmeal done the right way can be great! Thanks for reading!

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    Vanessa Gregoria
    February 16, 2018 at 1:24 am

    I’ve never tried using zucchini in my oatmeal. Great idea for me and my toddler. Thanks 🙂

    • Reply
      February 16, 2018 at 1:26 am

      You’re welcome! I like to put zucchini in oatmeal because it makes it a more balanced meal and you can’t taste it. Thanks for commenting!

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    March 4, 2018 at 7:49 pm

    This looks delicious! 🙂

    • Reply
      March 4, 2018 at 7:49 pm

      Thank you, I hope you try it 🌱😊

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    March 10, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    This is divine! Oatmeal is hands-down one of my favourite breakfasts but I haven’t had it in a while. Your lovely pictures definitely fuel that craving 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply
      March 10, 2018 at 4:42 pm

      Thank you ☺️. I hope you try it, thanks for commenting!

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