Thursday, July 12, 2012

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough...Oatmeal?!

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Get your taste buds ready!  They're in for a treat!  Cookie Dough for breakfast?! And it's healthy!? What?! Alright alright enough with the exclaimation marks, but seriously...cookie dough for breakfast? Yum. 

Between the cinnamon, molasses, oats, and protein powder this oatmeal is loaded with nutrition.  What about the chocolate chips you say?  Well... no they aren't exactly health food, but if they are semi-sweet or dark (darker the better of course) they do offer some health benefits.  Once again moderation is key. :)  An even better option is to make your own healthy chocolate chips!  Check out CCK for a great healthy chocolate recipe.  For more information on the health benefits of this recipe scroll down to the nutrition facts section.  

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1/3 cup Old fashion oats
1 tsp Molasses
1 packet Stevia
Splash Vanilla extract
Dash Ground cinnamon
1/3 scoop Vanilla protein powder (optional but highly recommended)
1 tbsp Semi-sweet chocolate chips

1. In a microwaveable bowl, mix together the oats, molasses, stevia, vanilla, cinnamon, and protein powder.
2. Add water according to oatmeal consistency preference.  Mine is usually really runny before I cook it because I like when the oats get nice and fluffy.  If you like chewier oats add less water or don't cook as long.
3. Microwave oatmeal for 1 minute and stir.
4. Continue microwaving in 30-60 second intervals stirring in between.  Make sure it doesn't boil over!  I can't tell you how many times I've done that... :(
5. Stir in chocolate chips and enjoy!
Makes 1 serving.

Nutrition Facts:
Calories: 227
Total Fat: 6.8 g
     Sat. Fat: 3.3 g
Cholesterol: 1.7 mg
Sodium: 96.7 mg
Potassium: 303.3 mg
Total Carbs: 34 g
     Dietary Fiber: 3 g
     Sugars: 13.3 g
Protein: 8.8 g
Vitamin A: 6.7 %
Vitamin C: 6.7 %
Calcium: 8 %
Iron: 14.7 %

Oats (Source: Natural Hone and Garden)
- Lowers cholesterol
- Boosts immune system
- Special antioxidants for heart protection
- Stabilizes blood sugar
- Lowers risk of diabetes
- Prevents breast cancer

Molasses (Source: The Juicing Bible)
- Rich in iron, 6 of the B vitamins, calcium, phosphorous, and potassium

Cinnamon (Source: The Juicing Bible)
- Antimicrobial
- Promotes digestion
- Relieves nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
- Helps body use insulin more efficiently
- Antioxidant
Dark Chocolate (Source: Cleveland Clinic)
- Antioxidants
- Flavonoids
- Flavanols which lower blood pressure, increase blood flow to brain and hear, and reduce risk of blood clots


  1. It's nice to know someone who has dealt with an overflowing oatmeal bowl, too. Guess what? You make your oatmeal EXACTLY the same way I do in every way! OMG, I couldn't believe it :-D I mean, you like yours kinda runny so the oats get fluffy, you make it with 1/3 cup of oats, PP.... and the microwaving strategy is how I do mine as well!
    Any chance you could make a cake-flavored oatmeal? ;-)

    1. Thanks awesome! I sure do love my oatmeal. :) I will get right to work on a Cake Batter Oatmeal recipe! What a great idea! Stay tuned for the recipe... :P


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