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How to Make Chocolate Oatmeal In a Mug (In About 5 Minutes)

If you're someone who craves a hearty breakfast (I mean, how could anyone start the day with just a measly granola bar or cereal?) you know what it's like trying to whip up something truly satisfying while also trying getting ready to head out the door. (If you truly must eat and run simultaneously, make these healthy, portable breakfasts a day or two before and stash them in your bag before you leave.)

Gone are the days when you had to choose between enjoying your warm, homemade oatmeal with almonds, chia seeds, fruit, and a drizzle of honey—drooling yet?—or, you know, drying your hair. Yep, this insanely quick recipe shows you how to make not just plain ol' oatmeal, but chocolate baked oatmeal in a mug in just 6 minutes. (Psst—check out even more time-saving oatmeal hacks that will completely change your morning.) The ingenious and filling morning meal, created by blogger Kim of Kim's Cravings, is made with ingredients you already have in the cabinet and is filled to the brim with flavor thanks to dark chocolate-flavored nut drink. (If you think this is cheating—chocolate for breakfast?!—you'll be even more surprised to learn you can enjoy healthy cookies for breakfast, too.)

At just under 350 calories, this breakfast in a mug offers you 8g of fiber and almost 14g of protein, so you'll have the energy to take on whatever the day brings. Fill your mug with these oats and top it with the fruit, seeds, or nuts of your choice and you'll be more than pleased with breakfast tomorrow morning. Next up: This blueberry muffin recipe is basically cake in a mug.


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