The taste and texture of a traditional sugar cookie batter but with a healthy twist! This comforting healthy sugar cookie batter oatmeal is a quick and easy breakfast option which can be prepped the night before! Delicious hot or cold, it’s creamy, protein packed, gluten free, vegan, dairy free and comes with a completely sugar free option!
“I think I need to share a Christmas cookie recipe on my blog in December. What do you think?”
“Hello? Help me out here. What kind of cookie should I share?”
“I like oreos.”
“Niki, oreos are already on the market.”
“I like oreos.”
“Put mum on.”
-phone is passed to mum-
“Mum, Niki is useless. I want to share a Christmas cookie recipe in December. Any ideas?”
“Niki likes oreos.”
You’d think I’d have learnt my lesson now. Asking my sister (or now my mum too) for recipe advice is as fruitful as finding the bloody loch ness monster. Actually, the latter might be easier.
The last few weeks, I’ve seen the blog world flooded with Christmas cookie-eque recipes. From peppermint ones, gingersnap ones and unicorn ones- It’s safe to say there are plenty options out there. Long term readers know I kind of like to get the concept of something and marry it to something else. I remembered back to when I first married cake to oatmeal then sticky cinnamon rolls to oatmeal.
The wheels were turning…
When my friends at Blue Diamond teased me with the new Almond Breeze Vanilla Almondmilk Cashewmilk Blend, I actually whipped my hair back and forth like Willow Smith. My TWO favorite nuts in a dairy free beverage form? Besides swigging it straight from the carton, I knew it would be used in the newest marriage- Sugar cookie and oatmeal.
I present- A healthy sugar cookie batter oatmeal.
This healthy sugar cookie batter oatmeal is hearty, creamy and decadent tasting- It’s actually like eating dessert for breakfast but is so healthy for you! While traditional sugar cookie batter is packed full of flour, sugar, butter and oil, this is void of all of that.
Thanks to the Almond Breeze beverage, it’s extremely creamy without being heavy and low in calories without sacrificing on taste! This breakfast bowl is packed full of fiber, protein and the texture? No words. Naturally gluten free, vegan and dairy free, there is an option to make it completely sugar free too!
HACK! I tried this with both the Almond Breeze Vanilla Almondmilk Cashewmilk Blend and also with their original unsweetened vanilla– Both work great and have that delicious, creamy texture without the lingering heavy feeling!
Make this healthy sugar cookie batter oatmeal and take note-
THESE ARE NOT OREO COOKIES.
Healthy Sugar Cookie Batter Oatmeal
- 1/2 cup gluten free rolled oats
- Pinch sea salt
- 2 tablespoon granulated sweetener of choice*
- 1 1/2 cups Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Almondmilk Cashewmilk blend divided**
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 large egg OR 1 T ground flax if you use the ground flax, add an extra 3 T milk
- 1 tablespoon coconut flour or almond flour Can sub for another T rolled oats
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder optional but highly recommended
- Extra cinnamon for dusting
- In a saucepan or microwave safe bowl, combine the rolled oats, sea salt, cinnamon, sweetener of choice and milk and simmer on medium until most of the liquid is absorbed.
- Once thick, add the large egg/ground flax and mix very well until fully mixed in. Add the coconut flour, vanilla protein powder and continue stirring until a very thick batter is formed. Add the extra half cup dairy free milk.
- Remove from heat and pour into a bowl. Top with extra cinnamon and granulated sweetener of choice.
** Depending on the protein powder you use, you may need more milk. Adjust accordingly.
These oats can be batch cooked and freeze beautifully.
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What is your favorite Christmas cookie?
Do your family have a favorite traditional cookie?
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I used to argue with my brother over food growing up. He never argued with me over oatmeal though!
hahaha that’s a smart brother!
Love the idea 🙂 classic sugar cookies are awesome!
Mmm I could go one now!
yum, I love anything oatmeal related 🙂 and regarding our convo via coments on the fudge brownies – yes, try omitting the egg, it’s a great raw recipe ! I think you would like it.
Thanks Meredith! I’m working on a new protein brownie recipe and I just ate the batter….SO keen on just keeping them raw haha 😀
Almond and cashew milk together sounds perfect. My favorite Christmas cookie is not a cookie. It’s my mom’s chocolate-covered PB balls. I don’t usually get excited about Christmas cookies, but I’ll destroy those things if my mom makes them!
Oh wow. If it’s made with condensed milk, I’m inviting myself over!
OMG you are making me crave oats now! I can’t wait to get my hands on some next week when I get back to London. And I should have most of those ingredients on hand, so I can actually make one of your recipes. Woo!
YES!!! Add a swirl of cookie batter for sh!ts and giggles.
Believe it or not but sugar cookies are one of my favorites! They’re so simple…but so delicious! I love that you used Blue Diamond almondmilk to turn my favorite cookie into oatmeal. Hello, breakfast!
Hello LUNCH. Seriously. It’s that good (aka I’m lazy!)
Combining a favorite dessert into an oatmeal flavor is something that you are SO good at doing Arman! Sugar cookies are one of our favorite Christmas traditions!
Thanks so much, Emily!
I love Oreos like Niki. Around this time of year they have peppermint Oreos which are AWESOME!!
I’d have to say my favorite Christmas cookie are called Butterscotch Haystacks. Essentially you melt butterscotch chips with butter and then pour it over chow mein noodles. Then you make the haystacks. Super easy and a crowd favorite. I’ve also tried this with corn flakes and cherrios with great results!
Oh wow- I’ll need to hunt them down!
Um, T minus how many days?
T minus a few until I can dance with Heidi and Audrina!
Your family reminds me of mine. They are never actually helpful when I ask them for advice, but they never fail to make me laugh. 😉 Also, I’m glad you didn’t make Oreos. This is much better. Oatmeal > Oreos. Always.
Happy Wednesday Arman!
Hahahaha thanks so much, Julia!
You too- I’m moving to LA so I’ll make this for you 😉
COOKIE BATTER. That’s what my oatmeal I posted yesterday kind of tasted like but I couldn’t put my finger on it.
I think my family would have zero recipe inspiration for me. My dad is super cute and follows every recipe TO A T. Except now he’s Cassie and omits like all the super bad for you stuff.
Hahaha I need to meet your dad. Bring him over to Cali next year 😀
YUM!! I am still making your cinnamon roll oatmeal at least 2 times a week!! Wondering if you would get the sugar cookie texture and taste with using egg whites or should you use the whole egg? Also I was wondering do you get more of the cookie taste using the protein powder)
oh yay! It’s one of my all time favorites 🙂 Hmm you sure can- But I’d probably use two 🙂
You don’t really- You can use 1/4 tsp vanilla extract and granulated sweetener to reach it 🙂
Sugar cookies and healthy? Yes, please! I make a big batch of oatmeal each week and can’t wait to try this flavor.
Please do, Ashley! 😀
A big bowl of comforting holiday goodness- yum! And a nice change from the usual Christmas cookie recipes! 😉
Right? Thanks so much, Sonali!
oh yES!! cookies for breakfast, but healthier?!?!? YES PLEASE!!
YAAAS 😀 This milk is amazing!