Dukan Diet Recipes – Chocolate Oat Bran Cereal

If you’re in search of something slightly different for breakfast than Oat Bran Porridge or the Dukan Oat Bran Pancake and you are missing the milk and cereals that you used to eat for breakfast why not try the recipe below for Chocolate Oat Bran Cereal.  I’ve given the quantities for four servings as I like to make up a few servings in each batch as this makes good use of my oven and it saves me a lot of time in the mornings. I’m sure that you would be able to try some different flavors but as those of you who have read some of my other posts know I’m a bit of a chocoholic!

Chocolate Oat Bran Cereal

Ingredients (for 4 servings)

  • 6 tablespoons of oat bran
  • 3 teaspoons of of reduced fat, no sugar added, cocoa powder
  • 1 whole egg and 1 egg yolk
  • Sweetener to taste


  1. Place oat bran and cocoa powder in a bowl and mix throughly.
  2. Beat eggs in another bowl with the sweetener and then add to the oat bran mixture.
  3. Roll the mixture into small balls and place on baking paper on a baking sheet.
  4. Press down lightly on the top of each ball with a fork.
  5. Place in a preheated oven at 375 degrees F for approximately 15 minutes.
  6. Place the cereal on a wire tray to cool.
  7. Enjoy with skim or zero fat milk or with zero fat yogurt.  I’ve also crushed the cereal and stirred the chocolate crumbs in my yogurt.

If you are looking for other ideas on how to incorporate oat bran in to your diet you might like to read my post How Can I Eat Oat Bran on the Dukan Diet, which gives 10 ideas and suggestions for eating oat bran with links to recipes.

20 Responses to “Dukan Diet Recipes – Chocolate Oat Bran Cereal”

  • Lynn on May 19, 2017

    I can’t find oat bran what can I eat can I eat oat 100 percent oat bran cearl

    • Amber on May 20, 2017

      Hi Lynn

      As the cereal is 100% oat bran and nothing else it will be fine.

      Best wishes


  • Chloe Goh on May 8, 2017

    Can i eat cereal during dukan diet?

    • Amber on May 8, 2017

      Hi Chloe

      Cereals are not on the list of allowed foods. You can make your own using oat bran.



  • Rachel on February 2, 2016

    Hi. Amber
    When you make Oat Bran Galettes, no matter the recipes how many are you to eat?, 1 or 2 at a time, and can you have scrambled eggs with it. trying to figure out the amount of breakfast i am to eat, as i like to eat small amounts during the day instead of 3 meals a day, it all works out the same, i just portion it through the day, like every 3 hours to keep me going as i dont like to be full in one sitting. Is that ok…also i work nights and i am up a lot doing over time and all. and i get about 5 hours sleep.

    • Amber on February 6, 2016

      Hi Rachel

      What matters is how much oat bran is used as you can’t exceed your daily allowance. Whether you use this to make one large pancake or lots of smaller ones is up to you. Having more smaller meals is fine but so little sleep is more of a worry as too little sleep can stop you losing weight. http://www.webmd.com/diet/obesity/cant-shed-those-pounds.

      Tske care


  • Angel on December 3, 2015

    With the cereal being made with 6 tablespoons of oat bran and the daily serving is two. How do you know how much to add at milk once baked

    • Amber on December 14, 2015

      Hi Angel

      You make the little balls so that they canroughly be divided by 3.

      Kind regards


  • Shahd Ibrahim on August 4, 2015

    Hi Amber,

    Your answers have been very helpful and much appreciated.

    Regarding the daily serving of oat bran, I’m planning on buying Hodgson Mill’s Oat Bran hot cereal for breakfast. Can it substitute the daily raw serving of oat bran?

    Also, what would be the right amount for the cereal for breakfast each day since the raw serving is limited to 1.5 tablespoon (I’m in the attack phase).

    Many thanks,

    • Amber on August 6, 2015

      HI Shahd,


      Hodgson Mill’s Oat Bran is fine to use, they recommend a 1 to 4 ratio so just add 6 tablespoons of water to your 1 1/2 tablespoons of oat bran.

      Kind regards


  • Fleur on September 14, 2014

    I am in the attack phase and was wondering if organic pure cocoa powder is ok instead of low fat. This is 10 percent fat.

    • Amber on September 14, 2014

      Hi Fleur

      Fat reduced cocoa powder is a tolerated food that is added in the Cruise phase. Given the fat content of the cocoa powder I would not recommend using it.

      Best wishes


  • Arnold Silverman on May 25, 2013

    Following bowel surgery 10 years ago i have been eating a lot of fibre in the form of 5 tablespoons daily of wheat bran mixed with yogurt to facilitate easy movements. As well as taking Psyllium mucillage (metamucil) all under Dr.’s orders. How do i reconcile this with the oat bran requirement of the Dukan Diet?

    • Amber on May 25, 2013

      Hi Arnold

      In view of the amount of fiber you need in your diet you would need to follow an adapted version of the Dukan Diet as it is a very low fiber diet. I would recommend that you discuss the diet with your doctor and find out what changes will be needed to make it suitable for you to follow.

      Good luck


  • Hi Amber

    I’ve included a link to your site in my blog. I’ve made this recipe without the cocoa and it still tasted great.


    • Amber on July 7, 2012



  • Amy Bestwick on January 8, 2012

    Hi Amber,

    Do you know which shops in the UK sell low fat cocoa…i’ve looked everywhere, as I’ve seen it listed in a few recipes, but can’t seem to find it!


    • Amber on January 8, 2012

      Hi Amy

      You can get Tesco Value Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder (250g) for just £1.29.

      Best wishes


  • Alan on November 9, 2011

    Hi Amber, thanks for the recipe. I’m on day 2 of the Cruise stage. Lost 2 Kg in the Attack phase which was encouraging.

    I made the Chocolate Oat Bran Cereal this evening and going to have some for breakfast tomorrow morning. I do miss my cereal as I used to have it every morning before I started the diet.

    You say Sweetner to taste. How much do you normally use? I used 2 tablespoons but they taste like they could do with more. Just wondering what you have found to taste the best.

    I ended up with around 64 small balls, does that sound about right?


    • Amber on November 9, 2011

      Hi Alan

      I must admit this is not a recipe I’ve used for some time as I tend to opt for oat bran porridge almost every morning but I do know that my porridge can take quite of lot of sweetener so I’d say to try another 1/2 a tablespoon next time and see what you think. The number of balls you end up with does depend on how large or small you make them but 64 is a number that is nice and easy to divide by 4.

      Kind regards


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