Delicious and healthy breakfast oatmeal, that tastes like chocolate chip cookie dough! Dessert for Breakfast! The whole bowl is 119 calories, 20 g carbs, 3 grams protein, and 4 grams fat.Jump to Recipe
My favorite carbs are oatmeal and fruit! Especially because I love to exercise, and both are gentle on my stomach, and seem to give me the energy I need to get through any workout.
This week I got an email from a follower who printed my 30 days of weight loss meal ideas here. I have 30 days of eggs, 30 days of oatmeal, 30 days of salad, etc. But I actually don’t have recipes for them, as I just am a “throw together everything” kind of girl.
In the email, my new reader asked where all the recipes were, cause she couldn’t find them on the blog! So, I guess it’s time I start making them one by one, for anyone who is interested in actual recipes!
And, she wanted me to start with the Cookie Dough Oatmeal.
GLADLY, Because I love me some cookie dough flavored ANYTHING.
As it turns out, today was the best day to make some oatmeal …Ok, I actually make it every day. But, I ran a 5K this morning with my son, and after a hard run, nothing tastes better to me than oatmeal!
And, I ran my guts out. When I started running 20 years ago, I averaged 11-12 minute miles. Now, at age 47, I ran today’s 5k at 7:39 pace, winning my age group! (read “why I run, and it’s not about weight loss here”)
So, onto my post workout oatmeal! I made it taste like cookie dough by getting that buttery, vanilla, brown sugar flavors.
For this healthy breakfast oatmeal, I used
- Butter extract- for the buttery flavor.
- Vanilla extract- because ALL cookies have vanilla, #AMIRIGHT??
- and some zero calorie golden monk sugar, to taste like brown sugar.
- And of course, some lily’s sugar free chocolate chips.
- And while I didn’t use it, I do have some cookie dough flavored Skinny Mix that I could have also added, but I wanted to see if I could get a delicious flavor without expensive ingredients.
I did wait until the oatmeal was cooled, before adding the chocolate chips, otherwise, I would just have melted chocolate flavored oatmeal. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but I was going for cookie dough!
If you love this idea, print or pin the recipe below!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Oatmeal
- Using 2/3 cup water, the extracts, zero cal sugar and 1/3 cup quick oats, cook on microwave for 1 minute.
- Stir and return to microwave in 30 second intervals until thick and cooked.
- Cool completely and then add chocolate chips. I like to eat it cold!