Yes, You Can Eat Chocolate for Breakfast with This Baked Oatmeal

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There’s nothing wrong with having a decadent chocolate donut for breakfast, but if you’re looking for something a little more substantial, this baked oatmeal should do the trick. It’s packed with all sorts of good stuff — like pears, quinoa, chocolate, and hazelnuts — and practically cooks itself in a skillet.

This recipe calls for steel-cut oats (or pinhead oats, as Izy refers to them), which you will need to soak the night before, along with some quinoa and chia seeds.

The next day you add salt and sugar to the soaked oats, quinoa, and chia seeds, and then pour the mixture into a greased skillet. Top with pear slices, chopped dark chocolate, and roasted hazelnuts, and bake in the oven.

After about 30 minutes or so, you’ll have a hearty, stick-to-your-ribs breakfast — with a touch of sweetness and crunch.

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