Vegan banana oatmeal with chocolate syrup

March 4, 2024
Vegan banana oatmeal with chocolate syrup

Tired of skipping breakfast? Start your morning right with this vegan banana oatmeal with chocolate syrup! Nutritious and delicious, and cooking oats with bananas adds natural sweetness and a custard-like texture to the porridge.

Vegan banana oatmeal with chocolate syrup

Serves: 4
Total Time: 30 mins



Combine 190g maple syrup, 30ml (2 tbsp) cocoa powder, 7,5ml (1½ tsp) vanilla essence and 60ml (4 tbsp) water in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk until smooth, simmer, 3 minutes, and set aside. Combine 3 (360g) medium mashed bananas, 200g rolled oats, 60ml (4 tbsp) maple syrup, 15ml (1 tbsp) vanilla essence, 2 tins (800ml) coconut milk and a pinch salt in a pot over medium heat. Cook, 10 – 12 minutes, until tender. Melt 10ml (2 tsp) coconut oil in a frying pan over high heat. Add 2 (240g) sliced medium bananas and 10ml (2 tsp) brown sugar, and fry, 1 minute per side. Top off each portion of oatmeal with a drizzle of the chocolate syrup and fried bananas. Sprinkle 5ml (1 tsp) chia seeds and 15ml (1 tbsp) chopped pistachios over each portion before serving.


Make a big batch of the chocolate syrup in advance and store in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Use as required.

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Recipe and styling by Illanique van Aswegen

Photograph by Adel Ferreira

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