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When the weather gets cooler, oatmeal becomes more of a thing in my life. Not gonna lie, sometimes it’s instant, but I love a good baked oatmeal, especially when it is loaded with chocolate.
Oatmeal gets a bad rep (although I tend to like it any way you make it) but there’s more to it than the gloppy, soupy bowl of plain oats that makes it hard to get out of bed in the morning. This version is firm and kind of chewy, but in a good way, I promise. It’s also loaded with chocolate, coconut, and nuts. with some coarse sugar sprinkled on top for good measure. You can use whatever nuts you have on hand — I like almonds, but have used pecans and walnuts with much success.
I typically make this before a week I know will be busy because it reheats well, and makes a fairly nutritious breakfast that I don’t have to think about. It also comes together in one bowl, so you don’t have a lot of dishes leftover, which is a win in my book.