Chocolate Oat Bran Dessert
Quick and easy, creamy and super tasty Chocolate Oat Bran Dessert. Made with just 3 simple ingredients in 5 minutes. This is a guilt free sweet treat, that is also Vegan, gluten, sugar and dairy free.
Looking for the perfect “indulgent” and chocolatey breakfast, a post workout sweet treat or just the good amount of chocolate goodness after dinner? I have you covered.
My latest obsession – a soft and creamy dessert made with oat bran, nut or coconut milk and chocolate. You can throw in a tablespoon of hemp seeds, to increase the protein content and of course top with seasonal fruit, chopped nuts or berries.
What is oat bran?
Oat Bran is the outer layer of the oat kernel, and it is its fiber-rich. It requires shorter time to get cooked, and it has a creamy and mushy texture, which makes it perfect for this recipe.
It cooks for approximately 3 minutes, over medium-high heat on the stove top. Could be cooked in water or other liquids like milk.
Oat bran is considered a better source of protein, B vitamins, iron and soluble fiber compared to oatmeal. The fiber in oat bran fills you up and can keep you feeling fuller for longer time. It is also more efficient at lowering cholesterol and slowing down fat and sugar absorption in the body. Oat bran is also rich in Beta Glucan.
How to make this Chocolate Oat Bran Dessert?
This Oat Bran recipe is simple – you combine oat bran and non-dairy milk in a saucepan on the stove top and cook for 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add in the chocolate and stir until is is melted.
Add some extra sweetener of your choice (completely optional) and stir in some hemp hearts (also optional). Transfer to a small bowl, top with berries and serve.
How to cook oat bran on the stove top?
As I mentioned above, oat bran cooks in about 3 minutes on the stove top. For a porridge/oatmeal consistency, the oat bran to liquid ratio is usually 2/3 cup of at bran to 2 cups of liquid (more or less depending on your desired consistency).
- Optional ingredients – salt, sweetener, nut butter, sliced (mashed) banana, hemp hearts (for more protein).
- Consistency – this chocolate treat can be either made more “soupy” or “thick”. If you are looking for more of a porridge like consistency, you need to double the amount of liquid. This way the
- Can you make this oat bran dessert in advance? I don’t recommend making it in advance, as it thickens and crusts on top, once made and let to cool off. This pudding only takes 5 minutes to make and it tastes best while still warm.
- For a Vegan recipe, make sure you are using Vegan chocolate bar and of course non dairy milk.
- Toppings: the best topping for this dessert (pudding/porridge) in my opinion is fresh seasonal fruit or berries. Other options are – sprinkling seeds and chopped nuts, chia seeds or hemp hearts, or adding a tablespoon of your favorite nut butter on top.
- Can you substitute with Rolled oats/Quick cooking oats? Rolled or quick cooking oats can be used. Rolled oats require longer cooking time – 20-30 minutes, with a rolled oats to liquid ratio of 1:2. For quick cooking oats, it takes about the same time as oat bran to cook on the stove top, for about 3 minutes, with a ratio 1:2 (quick oats:liquid).
- Can you use dairy milk? Yes, if this is what you like, dairy milk can be used in the recipe.
More chocolate desserts:
Chocolate Oat Bran Dessert Pudding (Porridge)
- 1/2-1 cup coconut milk — not from a can or almond milk
- 1/2 cup oat bran
- 1 tsp hemp hearts
- 50 grams dark chocolate — at least 70 % cocoa
- Fresh berries for topping
- Optional - sweetener of your choice — since we are using dark chocolate, this dessert is not too sweet. You can add agave nectar, maple syrup. Sugar, low carb sweetener or honey
In a saucepan, over medium-high heat combine the milk and oat bran.Stir frequently, let them cook for 2-3 minutes. Turn the heat off and add the chocolate. Stir to combine. Add in the hemp hearts and stir to incorporate. Add sweetener (optional).
Divide between 2 bowls, then top with berries.