Choco Chunk Baked Oatmeal

I’ve always wanted to make baked oatmeal. But for one reason or another, I’ve never done it. So a few days ago, I finally decided that I will bake my breakfast oat. And what’s better than having chocolates in your first trial? =p

chocolate chunk baked oatmeal

chocolate chunk baked oatmeal

I don’t know why, but I ended up choosing the hottest day of the week to have a hot breakfast. It was a blaring 82º-84ºF. As soon as I stepped outside, I could actually feel the sun clawing my skin open. Now, you might think that me coming from a tropical country (where it’s pretty much the hottest Summer’s day all year round) will not mind the heat at all. Oh, no, my friend. Yes it is that hot or, if not, even hotter than that everyday, but what you do not know is that us, Indonesians, we don’t really go outside and get exposed to the sun’s heat. Our exposure towards the furious sun is however long it takes us to walk from our front door to the car.

On a lighter note, I was extremely excited about this breakfast since the night before. Haha! But how can I not be??? I was planning on having something new. Most of all, I’d be having CHOCOLATE for breakfast!

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Look at this! Beautiful ooey gooey chocolate. =D So look me in the eye and tell me that you won’t be excited if this is what you’ll have for breakfast?

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By the way, I like my oatmeal extremely thin and mushy. So if you like your oatmeal to be thicker, I would suggest adding less liquid (reduce the amount of almond milk).

INGREDIENTS
1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup almond milk
1 tsp chia seeds
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 TBS palm sugar
1 tsp chia seeds
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp baking powder
2 TBS yogurt
1 oz. 72% dark chocolate, chopped
A dash of salt
A dash of cinnamon

1. Preheat oven to 375ºF. Spray a baking dish with nonstick spray.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together milk, chia seeds, and vanilla extract. Let it sit for about 10-15 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, whisk together oats, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Add the wet ingredients to the dry, stir well.

4. Add the yogurt and stir. Then mix in the chocolate.

5. Pour in the baking dish and bake for 20 minutes, or until the the mixture is just set. Remove from the oven and serve immediately with extra milk for drizzling.

Bon Appétit

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