Cherry & Cacao Porridge

October 4th, 2019


Some studies have shown that consumption of cherry juice has led to sleep benefits. Cherries contain a variety of nutrients, including Vitamin C, which is essential for maintaining our immune system. In this recipe, they are cooked in to a lovely compote and served with chocolatey cacao porridge. Cacao powder is a great source of magnesium, a mineral that also helps us to relax and sleep well.


½ cup oats

250ml almond milk

1 tbsp cacao powder

½ tsp cinnamon


80g cherries, fresh or frozen

1 tbsp water

1 tsp maple syrup or honey

To serve:

1 tsp cacao nibs

1 tsp flaked almonds


1. Place the cherries, water and maple syrup in a small saucepan over medium heat. Simmer for 5-10 minutes until the compote is syrupy and the cherries are soft. Add more water if needed.

2. Once the compote is ready, add the oats, milk, cacao and cinnamon to another pan over medium heat and simmer for 3-5 minutes until thickened.

3. Serve the porridge in a bowl, topped with the cherry compote, cacao nibs and a sprinkle of flaked almonds.

Download the full recipe here