I made you cookies. I mean breakfast. I mean breakfast cookies. Oatmeal breakfast cookies. Oatmeal cookies made with cereal milk so we will just call them cereal milk oatmeal breakfast cookies!
I have been wanting to create cookies using cereal milk for a while now but didn’t get around to it until a few days ago. What else was I going to do with my son home sick for so many days? I was starting to go crazy.
I knew he was feeling better though when he walked into the kitchen, saw me straining milk from a cereal bowl and grinned that evil grin at me which means he is about to say something to insult what I was doing.
He just observed for a few minutes (with a consistently evil and calculating grin, which I was happy about, meant he felt better) until he finally spoke:
“So how exactly does it go down, mom?
Do you wake up and say, Gee, how may I screw up a cookie recipe today?”
Gotta love my boy.
While he feels that I should leave well enough alone and forever just make my original chocolate chip cookies which contain real ingredients-as he would say – real ingredients like butter, sugar and white flour, I still like to get creative. So there.
I knew exactly what I wanted and needed to do. I soaked some Cocoa Mighty Flakes from Love Grown Foods in almond milk. Once the milk was all chocolately, I drained out the cereal to use the almond milk as flavor for the cookies!
These cereal milk oatmeal breakfast cookies are literally a bowl of breakfast only in cookie form. I have made so many variations over the weekend and I love them all.
Why I love the concept of Cereal Milk Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies:
Individual servings. Since I used an individual Love Grown Foods oatmeal packet for the cookies, this recipe can be for one serving (or two, all depends upon your appetite). Even if you eat all of the cookies, it’s not the same as eating an entire regular batch of cookies (this recipe makes four cookies).
Cereal Milk. Who doesn’t love the milk at the bottom of a cereal bowl, especially when it’s chocolately milk? You can use any type of cereal you wish for these cookies to create any flavor cereal milk that you desire.
I had a great time playing with making different types of cereal milks for the cookies and really, even if you don’t use the milk for the cookies, you can always use the cereal milk to flavor a bowl of oatmeal or even for your coffee < – so good!
Easily Customizable. Add in your favorite oatmeal toppings such as raisins, chocolate chips, walnuts, peanut butter etc.
If you use a cereal with marshmallows, stir in the marshmallows!!!
And, you can get creative by using your choice of oatmeal varieties – you can use plain oats (a packet or serving of old-fashioned rolled oats) or flavored like a maple brown sugar or blueberry.
We are talking a great balance of nutrients and flavor all in one cookie.
Some notes before getting to the recipe:
After much experimentation, I recommend using a flake-type cereal over a cheerio-shaped cereal. The flakes absorb less of the milk, leaving you more milk to work with for the cookie recipe.
Chocolate, fruity or peanut butter cereals will give off a stronger cereal milk flavor that transfer over to the cookies than a frosted-flavor cereal but I encourage you to try the types of cereal you like!
After taking the cereal milk from the chocolate cereal, I did end up incorporating the milk-soaked cereal in the cookie dough which was not my original plan but it was delicious. It’s up to you if you want to use the cereal or discard it.
I didn’t add additional sugars to this recipe but if you like things on the sweeter-side or want these cookies as a dessert, I recommend a teaspoon of maple syrup or coconut sugar.
I tried using both coconut flour and Skoop in these cookies. Both work! The only issue with using a flavored protein powder is that it may take away from the cereal milk flavor – not in a bad way, but it’s worth noting.
Use this recipe as inspiration for getting creative with your own cereal milk oatmeal breakfast cookies and let me know what you come up with!
- 3/4 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)
- 1 serving cereal of choice (I used Cocoa Mighty Flakes)
- 1 packet of oatmeal of your choice (I used Love Grown Foods Super Oats original)
- 1/2 banana mashed
- 1 scoop of [url href=”http://cookiechrunicles.healthyskoop.com” target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow”]Skoop[/url] protein powder plus 1 tablespoon (or 2 tablespoons coconut flour)
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp maple syrup or 1 tsp coconut sugar (optional! use only if you want a sweeter cookie)
- [b]Optional add-ins:[/b]
- The cereal that was soaked in the almond milk
- chocolate chips
- peanut butter
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Soak your cereal of choice in almond milk for at least 30 minutes.
- Stir the cereal around and then drained the milk from the cereal into a mixing bowl using a strainer.
- Add the rest of your ingredients (except for the used cereal) and mix well.
- Add in the used cereal and mix just a bit.
- Drop cookie dough onto a lightly greased cookie sheet and bake for about 10 minutes.
- Serve immediately or store in an air-tight container – cookies will last longer if stored in the refrigerator or freezer.
Although I am an ambassador for both Love Grown Foods and Healthy Skoop, this is not a sponsored post. I was not asked to create this recipe or use their products.
What have you been eating for breakfast lately?