Breakfast Meets Dessert with this Sweet Recipe for Cookie Baked Oatmeal
If your childhood was anything like mine, asking for cake, cookies, or brownies for breakfast was a common occurrence. As was getting shot down and handed a bowl of cereal or a plate of eggs and toast. Well, get ready to say “hello” to the perfect take on a breakfast staple that feels like you’re actually having dessert.
Calla Ramont — the face behind popular Instagram account @Callascleaneats — began the new year by revisiting her most viral video of 2022: cookie baked oatmeal. And why wouldn’t she? This gluten-free, dairy-free treat tastes like a chocolate chip cookie, but is low in sugar and contains only ingredients you’d use in a regular bowl of oatmeal. Sound like a keeper? I think so!
Armed with intel from her certification at the Integrative Institute of Nutrition, Ramont is known for giving her 293,000 Instagram followers tips on holistic health and intuitive eating. Because this dish is only sweetened with banana and chocolate chips, it’s lower in sugar than most cookies and has the benefit of heart-healthy oatmeal to get your day going.
To create the batter, she adds oats, a very ripe banana (the spottier the better — extra ripeness works wonders to keep the batter creamy), an egg, and nut milk (while she uses homemade cashew, feel free to use your favorite), salt, and baking soda into a blender and whizzes until fully combined. Those with a serious sweet tooth take note: Feel free to add an additional tablespoon of a sweetener of choice (think: honey, maple syrup, coconut sugar, or brown sugar).
After pouring it into an oven-safe ramekin, she tops it with chocolate chips and pops it into a 350°F oven for 20 to 25 minutes. And there you have it — dessert for breakfast! Don’t tell mom.
If you would rather have your oatmeal in actual cookie form, try these soft and chewy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.
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