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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Cookie Dough Oatmeal

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My dad used to eat oatmeal for breakfast everyday. He would come up with all these different variations and one of them was cookie dough. As you can imagine, that one was my very favorite.

Unfortunately, the recipe called for lots of butter, brown sugar, and white sugar. Not exactly a nutritious breakfast. So I took upon the challenge of healthifying it. To my surprise it really didn't take much! I still kept some of the brown sugar in the recipe to make it taste even more like cookie dough, but not enough to spike your blood sugar very much.

Sorry for the bad photo, oatmeal isn't really photogenic

This has got to be one of my favorite oatmeal recipes. The almond extract really takes it over the edge! I swear it tastes almost exactly like cookie dough. (Which was kinda what I was going for, but try it for yourself and tell me what you think.) Now you can have a protein and fiber-filled breakfast (with antioxidants from the dark chocolate) that will fill you up and tastes uber good. You won't want to miss out! I promise you.

And, remember, I eat less than the average human being, so you can double or triple the recipe. Whatever works. The measurements are easy enough to double. You can also adjust the amount of brown sugar to your taste buds. This is just what worked for me. So, be creative and enjoy!

1/2 c. cooked oatmeal
milk of choice
1/2 T. brown sugar
1/4 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. almond extract
sweetener to taste
pinch of salt
1-2 T. chocolate chips
optional add-ins: maybe try whipped cream, nuts, or even shredded coconut

1. Reheat oatmeal on the stove top with a little bit of milk.
2. When the milk starts to bubble and brown sugar, vanilla, almond extract, sweetener and salt. Stir thoroughly to combine.
3. Turn the burner down to low and fold in chocolate chips.
4. Scoop into a bowl and add any extras you desire.
5. Enjoy!

Inquiry of the Day:

What was one of your favorite recipes when you were a kid?

Me, still being a kid, have tons of favorite recipes. But I have to say, my grandma's sugar cookies were my favorite (when I could eat them). I might have to take on that recipe next. Hmmm...... We'll see. ;)

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous10/22/2014

    Why whipped cream on oatmeal?


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