Jamie Oliver's Super Food Family Classics: Chocolate Porridge With Greek Yogurt & Fresh Seasonal Fruit

A breakfast bowl of comforting, chocolatey goodness that tastes just like dessert.

A breakfast bowl of comforting, chocolatey goodness that tastes just like dessert

"Quality cocoa powder creates a luxurious feeling of comforting chocolatey goodness here, but without all the sugar and saturated fat we’d get from actually adding chocolate to the mix." - Jamie Oliver

Chocolate Porridge With Greek Yogurt & Fresh Seasonal Fruit

By Jamie Oliver

Make up a batch of this dry porridge mixture and it’ll keep happily for up to 2 weeks, making your brekkie routine super-easy.


  • 200 g blanched hazelnuts
  • 200 g Medjool dates
  • 400 g porridge oats
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 heaped tbsp quality cocoa powder
  • 1 orange

For each portion:

  • 200 mL coconut water
  • 1 heaped tbsp Greek yogurt
  • 80 g fresh fruit, such as raspberries, blackberries, sliced banana, grated apple and pear, segments of orange
  • 1 pinch of ground cinnamon or quality cocoa powder, optional


Toast the hazelnuts in a dry pan on a medium heat until golden, tossing often, then tip into a food processor. Tear the stones out of the dates and add the flesh to the processor with half the oats, the vanilla extract and cocoa powder. Finely grate in the orange zest and pulse until fine, then stir the mixture back through the rest of the oats. Pour into an airtight jar, ready to use.

When you want a portion, simply put 65 g of the mixture into a saucepan with 200 mL of coconut water and heat gently over a medium-low heat for 3 minutes, or until it’s the consistency that you like, stirring regularly and adding splashes of water to loosen, if needed. Serve each portion with a spoonful of Greek yogurt and 80 g of fresh fruit. It’s also nice finished with a pinch of cinnamon or a dusting of cocoa, if you like. And remember, if you up the number of portions you’re cooking at one time, simply adjust the cooking time accordingly. Chocolate porridge — how cool is that!

Yield: Makes 12 servings

Super Food Family Classics by Jamie Oliver is published by Penguin Random House ⓒ Jamie Oliver Enterprises Limited (2016 Super Food Family Classics) Photographer: Jamie Oliver. This recipe originally appeared on Jamie’s Super Food Family Classics - Series 1: © 2016 Jamie Oliver. Images © 2016 Jamie Oliver Enterprises Limited. Visit or follow him at @jamieoliver.


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