Baked Cookie Dough Oatmeal

by Kristen at The Red Velvet Life on May 23, 2011 · 23 comments

In search of a new way to prepare my morning oats, I settled on Chocolate-Covered Katie’s recipe for Cookie Dough Baked Oatmeal (Boatmeal). After leaving the broiler on too long, however, the first attempt was a charred mess. Oops.

But the second boatmeal turned out swimmingly! Did someone say perfectionist? I like to call myself a recovering perfectionista, but that’s a story for another day. Regardless, my taste buds were happy beneficiaries this morning. I mean, do you see anything wrong with this?

I don’t.

There are so many possible variations of this recipe (e.g. almond, rice, soy, or dairy milk in place of water, no cinnamon, syrup or sweetener, apple sauce instead of banana, almond butter instead of peanut butter, raisins instead of chocolate chips, craisins instead of raisins, butterscotch chips, coconut flakes, white chocolate chips, protein powder, chia seeds …), that you can expect to see more boatmeal appearances in the future.

Chocolate-Covered Katie Cookie Dough Baked Oatmeal

Spray a small ramekin with cooking spray of your choice so the cake pops out after baking. (I used olive oil spray but ended up eating mine out of the ramekin anyways.) In a small bowl, mix together the following ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup gluten free oats
  • 1/4 cup water
  • pinch salt
  • dash cinnamon
  • pure vanilla extract to taste
  • 1/2 banana, mashed
  • spoonful organic crunchy peanut butter
  • handful semi-sweet dark chocolate chips
Pour oatmeal mix in a small 1 cup ramekin. My 7 oz ramekin worked great. Bake for 20 minutes at 380 degrees then broil for about 3 minutes on high, careful not to overcook. Done! Also, be very careful while handling the hot ramekin. I topped mine with extra peanut butter. As always, thank you for the great recipe, Katie!

Any more guesses as for where we’re moving? No guessing if I’ve already told you!

If you had to eat one breakfast everyday for the next month, what would it be?
When you’re sick with a cold and sore throat, do you workout or completely rest?

{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

1 thegrassskirt May 23, 2011 at 9:53 pm

It looks like it came out great! I think I’d go with a bowl of Puffins original with almond milk, strawberries, blueberries, and banana for a week. :)


2 Kristen @ The Red Velvet Life May 23, 2011 at 10:06 pm

YUM. I haven’t had puffins in a long time, but that sounds so darn good right now!


3 Michelle May 23, 2011 at 10:11 pm

Mmm.. these look great! I love cookie dough and oatmeal so it sounds like a great combo! I’m going to have to try this recipe! :)

I received my apron today and LOVE it! Thank you so much! Can’t wait to wear it when I bake! :) XOXO


4 Kristen @ The Red Velvet Life May 23, 2011 at 10:15 pm

YAY! I’m so glad you got the apron, Michelle!! And yeah, this was a delicious breakfast combo. Would make a really nice snack to satisfy a sweet tooth, too! Happy Monday, and I’m so glad you like the apron!


5 hungryhealthyhappy May 24, 2011 at 12:29 am

Kristen, that boatmeal looks incredible! I think I could easily do some variation of oats for a month of breakfasts . . . or smoothies! Can’t go wrong with them! :)


6 Kristen @ The Red Velvet Life May 25, 2011 at 11:32 pm

Thanks, girlie! I could probably do oat variations for a long time, too. ;-) And smoothies are my fave during the summer months!!


7 Holly @ The Runny Egg May 24, 2011 at 1:12 am

The boatmeal looks great!

If I had to have the same breakfast every day I’d have eggs and toast. I love it and practically do eat it every day!


8 Kristen @ The Red Velvet Life May 25, 2011 at 11:42 pm

Well, it only stands to reason that Holly from The Runny Egg would have some variation of eggs in the morning! And thanks, I was pretty pleased with my [second] boatmeal, too!! :-)


9 Legallyblondemel May 24, 2011 at 1:27 am

ZOMG boatmeal with dark chocolate. This could be love. Of course, in my romance there would be sinful non-organic PB & gluten-filled oats. but I’m so adapting this for my morning breakfast.

Also, glad you’re feeling better!


10 Kristen @ The Red Velvet Life May 25, 2011 at 11:41 pm

I just realized how silly I sound listing “organic peanut butter” in my ingredients. OH well! ;-) Love the all-natural stuff. But don’t worry — I treat the hubby to Jiffy while I eat my Scudder’s.

I hope the boatmeal floats your boat! ahahah I crack myself up :-)


11 chocolate-katie May 24, 2011 at 1:37 am

aww so excited you tried it! yours looks so prettylicious! :)


12 Kristen @ The Red Velvet Life May 25, 2011 at 11:43 pm

Thank YOU for the inspiration, Katie! Boatmeal is all the rage, thanks to you. ;-)


13 lindsay May 24, 2011 at 10:54 am

boatmeal! Genuis idea. Can you move back to TX and make it for me?


14 Kristen @ The Red Velvet Life May 25, 2011 at 11:46 pm

Thanks, Lindsay! It wasn’t my idea, but I’ll take it. ;-) haha. They are pretty stinkin’ cute though, aren’t they?

And perhaps I can make it for you when I VISIT Tejas!


15 Kristen @ Change of Pace May 24, 2011 at 12:46 pm

Thats what I’m having tomorrow for breakfast! Thanks for sharing!!!


16 Kristen @ The Red Velvet Life May 25, 2011 at 11:50 pm

Thanks, Kristen! Enjoy your boatmeal brekkie!


17 Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food May 25, 2011 at 2:00 am

you do know how to make it hard for a foodie to finish her week of overnight oats! heheh that baked oatmeal looks absolutely splendid! :) That is going to be my next project :)

For me, appetite definitely would have won out over perfection! hehe

I’m so sorry that you’re still not feeling quite up to snuff :( I tend to workout lightly if I’m only feeling a bit under the weather. Otherwise, just lots of rest and comforting food.

I still think I’m right about where you’re moving, Texas! :)


18 Kristen @ The Red Velvet Life May 26, 2011 at 12:12 am

Thanks for your sweet words, Jenny! I took y’alls advice and decided to do a light workout this morning even though I’m not feel 100%. Honestly, I feel a lot better post-workout! Oh, how I’ve missed being active!

And I’m so glad about what I read on your blog, and while you’re trying boatmeal, I might have to try your special overnight oat recipe. With a healthy dose of skepticism only a warm-oat-lover has, of course. ;-)

And I can totally see why you think I’m moving to Texas . . . I talk about it all time! Homesick, much? Nevertheless, LA it is! :-)


19 Jayme @ Runner-n-Spice May 25, 2011 at 3:17 am

If I had to choose a bfast for the next month….it would probably be some kind of oatmeal mixture (your cookie dough recipe looks SO good btw) and a protein shake. I know….how original (ha).

I try to not drop working out stone cold when I have a cold/ sore throat – usually try and do something light, like yoga, or something. However, if I’m run down with the flu, Ill definitely take a break.

Hopefully you are close to being back to full health!!


20 Kristen @ The Red Velvet Life May 26, 2011 at 12:15 am

Jayme, I think you’re right about not stopping workouts stone cold unless you’re really sick — I haven’t been working out, and I was itching to get some movement in my life. So today, I did a light workout and feel so much better already!

And thanks so much for your kind words! :-)


21 bubblymel May 25, 2011 at 5:14 am

Oh yummo!! Kristen I just wanna reach into the computer screen and grab it!! What is broiling by the way? I used to not work out when I’m sick but lately I have decided that unless I feel like death I’m working out!! Otherwise it’s just comfort food and watching Tele!! Hope you are feeling better soon xxxx


22 Kristen @ The Red Velvet Life May 26, 2011 at 12:22 am

haha thanks, Mel! I took your advice today and worked out and feel so much betta! I kept thinking of that phrase, “unless I feel like death, I’m working out!” Makes me laugh, but I think it’s a good motto. I never end up regretting a workout . . . unless I feel like death, that is. ;-)

Broiling is exposing your food to direct radiant heat. My oven has settings for both low and high broil, and your might, too. Broiling is typically at a higher temperature than roasting, around 550 degrees F. Thanks again for the get well soon wishes; y’all sure know how to put a smile on my face :-)


23 JDaniel4's Mom May 28, 2011 at 1:18 am

This looks great. It looks like there are some many ways to mix the ingredients up and get delicious combinations.


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