Hot Chocolate Porridge | Recipe

This chocolate porridge sounds like a treat, but it’s actually pretty healthy. Mimi’s Bowl shares her recipe with us.

I use Lucy Bee cacao powder for the chocolate hit. Cocoa, or cacao powder, is a great store cupboard standby for chocolatey baking. Chocolate contains caffeine so this is a great alternative.

Makes 1 adult, or 2 small portions
I would serve this 1 year +


40g normal oats

220-250ml milk (dairy, or non-dairy)

1 ripe banana, peel and mash

2 teaspoons cacao powder

pinch of ground cinnamon


  • Cook your oats with the milk
  • Once it starts to bubble you can add the other ingredients: mashed banana, cinnamon and cacao powder
  • Keep stirring until completely cooked
  • I serve with berries for a bit of sharp sweetness, bear faces optional!


Miriam is the founder of Mimi’s Bowl. She cooks modern baby and toddler recipes from her home in West London. She is mum to one little girl, 3 ½ years old, and a new born baby boy. Sharing her honest view of cooking at home whilst offering tips, recipes and ideas; she is on a mission is to end what she calls “babyfood panic”. Miriam blogs and posts daily what they eat at home, via her Instagram feed; she is well worth a follow for parent-friendly recipes and ideas.