Sunday, January 9, 2011

Zesty Chocolate-Orange Oats (Vegan, GF)

Oats, plan B breakfast when we're not feeling a smoothie. I'm glad I wasn't in the mood for a smoothie this particular morning when Jenn made Orange-Chocolate oats! We used Navitas Naturals Raw Cacao Sweet Nibs, which are pretty much raw chocolate chips, yum! We love Navitas and how they make eating nutrient dense foods so simple and easy. Their website is also extremely easy to use too, check it out! I think this is my new favourite breakfast. Why does chocolate go with pretty much everything? Except lemon...perhaps.

1 1/2 cups water
2/3 cups oats (Pure)
3 tbsp agave syrup or honey
2 tbsp sweet cacao nibs
zest of one orange
1 tbsp ground flax seeds

Bring oats and water to a boil and simmer for about 10 minutes. Add in agave or honey, nibs, zest and flax seeds. Pour chocolate sauce on top. Indulge!

Chocolate sauce: we just threw together raw cacao powder, honey/agave, and water.


  1. Oooo...I love orange and chocolate together! This sounds amazing, good enough for dessert!

  2. What an awesome way to start the day. What a delicious-looking dish!

  3. That looks so perfect! I'm a pretty creative oatmealer, but I don't know if I would have thought of that. :)

    Also, I used to agree with you on the chocolate/lemon thing, until I tried one of these!

  4. ohhhhmaaagawd. just found your blog. it looks divine. Everything I want to read in a blog is right here!!

    Thanks :D


  5. @amy: thanks! I just checked out your blog as well, such an awesome concept! (Jenn and I are students too and always are looking for ways to cut costs)

  6. Your pictures are gorgeous, would you mind sharing what type of camera you're using?
    Eco Mama

  7. @EcoMama: thank you! it's Panasonic LUMIX 10 MP