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Chocolate Banana Oatmeal with sliced bananas on top

Healthy Chocolate Oatmeal for Toddlers

Refined-sugar-free chocolate oatmeal with cocoa powder and sweetened with a mashed banana is perfect for toddlers, kids and the whole family. Made in just 5 minutes, in one pot, with chia seeds and milk (whole or plant-based) it is a breakfast oatmeal for toddlers that will keep them energized and full for hours.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Healthy
Diet Vegetarian
Fridge Life? 3 days
Freezable? No
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 234kcal
Author Dora


  • 1 banana
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp raw cocoa powder


  • Mash the banana with a fork.
  • Put the oats and milk into a pot and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  • Lower the heat and mix in the mashed banana, chia seeds and cocoa powder.
  • Move the pot from the heat once your oatmeal has reached the desired consistency.
  • Allow to cool before serving. Serve with nut butter and/or fruit.


Not suitable for babies under 1 because of cocoa powder and whole milk.
This recipe is for 2 servings, for mom and toddler. 


Mix the seeds. Flaxseed is an excellent substitute for chia seeds since it also has the ability to thicken the oatmeal but any other seeds (or nuts) of choice can be a great alternative.
Give it your own touch. Experiment with spices such as cinnamon, vanilla, or nutmeg to make this healthy chocolate oatmeal for toddlers taste even better.
Make oat-pudding. Another great way is to add all ingredients (except milk) into a blender and blend until you have a flour-like consistency. Then simply add the milk and cook until you have an oat pudding.
Substitute plant-based milk. Use whichever kind of milk you prefer - we often use unsweetened oat or almond milk.


Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 55mg | Potassium: 470mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 235IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 186mg | Iron: 1mg