Oatmeal Breakfast Cookie

I think I have found a new favorite breakfast.  And it is in the form of a cookie.  Surprised?  Probably not.  You know me well enough by now to know that I am happy eating chocolate any time of day.  This on the other hand has oatmeal, and yogurt too, so it is much more acceptable for breakfast.  Some might even call it healthy.

This isn’t a cookie you pick up and take with you.  You do need a spoon to eat it, but it totally tastes like a cookie.  My 7 year old asks for this almost every day now.  It comes together in less than 5 minutes, so I am totally OK with making this every morning.

You could change this up a million different ways.  I put in chocolate chips, you could put in raisins or berries.  Add peanut butter (I have done that, it is good).  Stir in some cocoa powder for a chocolate version.  You get the idea, the possibilities are endless.

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Cookie Dough Baked Oatmeal

I do not like oatmeal.  Wait, don’t leave yet!  I know oatmeal is good for you, and I really have been trying to add more of it to my diet lately.  I know those instant packets are not the way to go, so I have been experimenting with different flavors to try to find something I like.  Katie over at Chocolate Covered Katie has a great site full of Vegan treats.  I am not Vegan, and never will be, but it is a great starting point to get ideas from.  Katie has quite a few different oatmeal recipes, all of which are pretty healthy and full of flavor.  If you are a fan of oatmeal, I am pretty sure you will love this!  If you aren’t a fan of oatmeal, like me, give it a try.  It has started to change my mind on oatmeal :)  Next time instead of peanut butter I am going to try coconut oil!

Katie is starting a cookbook, so I can’t share the recipe directly with you :(  But you can click this link and get the recipe.  Note:  I used skim milk, 1-2 Tbls Peanut butter, and Splenda as my sweetner.  Katie has all sorts of other suggestions for variations on this.  I haven’t tried them yet, but I will soon!