Chocolate Pecan Oatmeal


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This little bowl of happiness came out of my desire to have something sweet, healthy, and filling by using what little ingredients I had in my kitchen at the time.  It all happened one day when we were snowed in and my baking supplies were annihilated by our previous day’s kitchen adventures. You must know that when we are snowed in, we bake!

DSC_0480So what were we going to do about our craving for something warm, delicious, and sweet?  And more important,  would it go well with the hot chocolate we had simmering on the stovetop?

This is the wonderful creation I came up with-with the eager assistance of my girls, who love anything with chocolate chips!  Careful when you try this for the first time, you will think you are eating dessert…. but what’s wrong with that?!

*This is an individual portion

  • 1/2 cup of old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1/4 cup of dried, flaked coconut
  • 1/4 cup of raisins
  • 1/4 cup pecans
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate chips

Place first 3 ingredients in a large bowl and heat in the microwave for 90 seconds.  Remove and stir and then return to the microwave for 1-2 minutes, until the oatmeal becomes thick and creamy.  Stir in the raisins, nuts, chocolate chips, and pecans and enjoy this decadent, yet healthy snack!

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