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Oatmeal Cookie Overnight Oats

Posted Jul 23 2012 9:00am

Oatmeal Cookie Overnight Oats

Breakfast July 23, 2012

Rain rain, go away, come and play another day!

I ordinarily looooove rain, but it has been oppressive the past few days!I’ve been more than a little bummed out that we haven’t been able to go swimming…. so, while my husband slaved away at work all weekend, the girls and I stayed in and cooked, baked, ate, laughed, watched The Bachelorette and Regular Show marathons. If you’ve not checked out Regular Show on Cartoon Network, you are seriously missing out on a great cartoon!

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I grew up with the likes of The Smurfs, Richie Rich, and Alvin and the Chipmunks, so I typically can’t stand some of the cartoons played today! Regular Show is one that my daughter and I can enjoy together, and there’s no content to be afraid of for her sake. Makes for a happy mama!

So, while I promised a gluten-free pancake recipe this week , its been put off until next Monday! I’ve been doing a lot of baking and experimenting, but forgot to photograph some of my creations…namely the pancakes….teehee. Perhaps you’ll settle for this?….

I do so love my favorite overnight oats , but these are a close second, if not equal!

While perusing blogs, as I so often do, I came across Claire’s blog  and was intrigued by her addition of nutritional yeast to overnight oats, saying it lends a ‘cookie dough’ taste. Now, I know nutritional yeast to give a ‘cheesy’ flavor, but cookie dough? Since I, like most of you, am a sucker for anything with the words ‘cookie dough’ or ‘cake batter’ or ‘brownie’, I gave it a whirl and am sooooooo glad I did! I know from my oatmeal cookie waffles that raw almond butter paired with oats has a cookie dough taste, so that’s what I did here!

OATMEAL COOKIE OVERNIGHT OATS

3/4-1 c. milk of your choice

1/4 c. plain  greek yogurt

1/2 t. nutritional yeast

1/2 t. vanilla

1/2-1 t. cinnamon

2/3-3/4 c. oats

1-2 T. raw almond butter (raw gives the best flavor! I wouldn’t sub it out)

1/8 t. salt

8 drops liquid stevia

2 t. honey

Mix the milk and almond butter first to emulsify the butter. Add the rest and combine thoroughly. Refrigerate overnight.

I’ve tried this with peanut butter and didn’t like it as well. I thought the peanut butter was a bit too overpowering, but that could just be me!The raw almond butter seems (to me) to be what really completes the ‘cookie’ taste! Gabby at The Veggie Nook recently did a post on nutritional yeast, so if you’re hankering for more info on the wondrous substance, head over there for some deets and a great recipe with it!

Have you ever seen Regular Show? What’s your favorite way to eat nutritional yeast?

 

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