This recipe has been sitting in my draft folder for a little while. I thought it was time to get this recipe pumped out so you too can enjoy a decadent and delicious breakfast...... yep this is breakfast. Very decadent but totally worth it. I think I was totally sick of cereal, porridge, toast and the obligatory poached eggs for breakfast a little while back. I wanted something a little bit more interesting and maybe even a bit naughty. Actually I think my pregnancy chocolate cravings got the better of me with this one and lead me down a naughty path in creating this. Can't blame me can you?? When you are pregnant and chocolate calls you answer and QUICK! Since I am dairy intolerant I have to get a little more creative with trying to fill my chocolate cravings. Although I may have been found with my hand in the chocolate chip packet a few times recently. I regretted that the next day though..... still can't stop myself doing it.
This recipe is actually not that bad. If you forgo the chocolate sauce and use a good dollop of yoghurt instead you are filling yourself with a delicious and healthy breakfast.It is a simple combination of oats, almond milk, cocoa powder and chia. All good things to keep your energy up and your motor running for the day. Play around with the fruit on top as well - why not use some gently warmed blueberries, maybe a few slices of orange or if it's stone fruit season fragrant peaches. Oh yum. This will also make a pretty good dessert and you must make the chocolate sauce then. I think it is a pretty flexible dish, easily made for any season. I ate this warm straight from the oven and again the next day (I made a few) cold straight from the fridge. It was as equally delicious either way. Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate my pregnant belly was exclaiming.
Would you believe this decadent looking chocolate sauce is actually dairy free (and gluten). It is a combination of coconut sugar, cocoa powder and water mixed together to make a thick, finger licking delightful sauce. This would be delicious drizzled over chocolate cake, puddings or Pavlova's. No need to miss out on chocolate sauce if you have an allergy.
Next time you have a serious chocolate craving - make this for breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert! It will definitely hit the spot without feeling guilty afterwards!
I just may have licked that plate to get the last remnants of the chocolate sauce. The baby made me do it!