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    18 Cozy Recipes That Will Instantly Elevate Your Morning Oatmeal Game

    If you've long written off oatmeal as the most boring breakfast option, you're doing it wrong.

    Fact: Getting your mammalian butt out of bed on a cold morning is a pretty grim start to the day, especially if you don't have time to prep something hot to eat. But listen: it doesn't have to be that way, because you're only ever a few steps away from a truly satisfying and cozy bowl of oatmeal.

    We're here to prime you on just a few of the ways that a solid bowl of oatmeal — and yes, instant oatmeal counts! — can be jazzed up to become the deliciously piping hot autumnal breakfast that you deserve. Read on for make-ahead toppings, creative add-ins, and some slightly more ambitious (but totally worth it) recipes that will change the way you think about breakfast.

    1. Maple Roasted Blueberries

    2. Snickerdoodle Oatmeal

    3. Bourbon Roasted Cherries

    4. Vanilla Almond Granola

    5. Banana Bread Instant Oatmeal

    6. Tropical Summer Coconut Oatmeal

    7. Sweet Potato Oatmeal

    8. Vegan Chocolate Oatmeal

    9. Caramelized Banana Oatmeal

    10. Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal

    11. Almond Coconut Chai Spice Oatmeal

    12. Creamiest Apple Pie Oatmeal

    13. Sticky Cinnamon Roll Batter Oatmeal

    14. Gingerbread Slow Cooker Oatmeal

    15. Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Brulee

    16. Carrot Cake Oatmeal

    17. Blueberry Pie Oatmeal

    18. Cinnamon Grilled Apples