Featuring the flavors of smooth peanut butter, rich chocolate, and a hint of butter, this quick and easy-to-make breakfast oatmeal features all the flavors of a yummy no bake cookie (or peanut butter delight as you in the South might know it by)!
I LOVE the no bake cookie. You know the kind I’m talking about, right? The kind you make with peanut butter and chocolate and oats and butter and vanilla…you mix it all together in a pan then scoop it out onto parchment to cool. The resulting cookie is soft and yummy. And can easily be made Trim Healthy Mama friendly by simply using sugar free peanut butter and an on plan sweetener, but…because of the oats…it would be a mega Crossover. Which is good for those in maintenance mode, those who don’t mind losing weight slower, and Trim Healthy Kids. But me, I’m still trying to get my slender on.
So I decided to make a breakfast oatmeal that tastes pretty similar to the no bake cookie. Which is how this recipe was born.
Something to note about this recipe is that you really need to use fresh defatted peanut flour. Fresh is important because if it is less than fresh it’ll have a kinda bland, cardboardy taste.
Another thing to note is to be generous with the sweetener. Both the peanut flour and the cocoa powder need balanced with sweetness. So if you totally make the no bake cookie breakfast oatmeal and take a bite and it’s bla, add as much more sweetener as you like until it’s tasty.
No Bake Cookie Breakfast Oatmeal
- In a small saucepan*, stir together (mostly, it might not all dissolve together yet) the milk, sweetener, peanut flour, cocoa powder, and salt.
- Bring to a slow boil, whisking often. Mix in the oats.
- Turn heat down to low. Stirring often, allow to cook till soft.
- Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla and butter flavorings.