Healthy Chocolate Cereal recipe

Healthy chocolate cereal recipe

A healthy chocolate cereal recipe? In 5 minutes? You bet!

This recipe took me about 2 minutes. Well, maybe 3 minutes. Anyway, it’s fast…and good!

The fun bit is when you pour in your chosen nut or oat milk…!

Makes 2 cups/240g of great breakfast cereal, to serve 4 as a light yet decadent breakfast, or 2 as a hearty breakfast.

Healthy Chocolate Cereal recipe

You will need:

Two glass bowls or pans for the bain marie (see photos)


  • 2 cups/240g mixed nuts, seeds and dried fruit (see tips for nut-free alternatives)
  • 2 heaped tablespoons of coconut oil (melt if solid, see pictures)
  • 2 tablespoons of raw cacao powder (available here if you need it – see tips below) or raw carob powder (available here if you need it)
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup, xylitol or honey
  • 2 tablespoon of cacao nibs (optional, for extra chocolatey crunch, see tips)
  • 4 cups/960ml of your chosen milk, for serving (I use nut or oat milk)

How you do it

Put the coconut butter in your bain-marie, covering it (this will make it melt in minutes).
Bain marie as part of healthy chocolate cereal recipe
The bain marie principle is: one small glass bowl or pan, inside a bigger one which has very hot water in it. That’s it. And to melt it faster, put a lid or plate on top. Simple!

While your coconut butter is melting, mix the nuts/seeds/dried fruit in a large bowl.

Pour the melted coconut butter over the nut/seed/fruit mixture and stir to coat everything evenly. Then sprinkle the raw cacao powder over the top and mix in.

Voila, it’s ready to eat!

Rocking Raw Chef tips

  • You can use a mixture of pumpkin seeds, pecans, raisins and coconut chips. Or sunflower seeds, cranberries, walnuts and raisins. Or use soaked oat groats (the whole oat grains, available here) and/or soaked buckwheat (available here) instead of nuts.
  • This recipe also doubles as a delicious dessert topping, or as a base for a cream pie.
  • Cacao nibs are chopped pieces of cacao beans. They are sooooo good! You can add them to any cereal, trail mix, smoothie, or dessert – you’ll be glad you did! You can get them here if you want them.
  • Raw cacao powder is sometimes referred to as raw chocolate powder. Just so you don’t get confused! If you aren’t worried about your cereal being 100% raw, you can use ordinary cocoa powder instead of the raw cacao powder. Your cereal will still be way healthier than store-bought brands!

And what’s more…

This healthy chocolate cereal recipe is featured in my 5-Minute Chocolate Heaven, along with recipes for Chewy Freezer Brownies, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Quick Chocolate Cake and more.

Enjoy your healthy chocolate cereal!

And of course, let me know what you think in the comments!

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