Thursday, July 11, 2013

Cookie Dough Muesli

Yes, there are recipes for instant and edible cookie dough all over the internet. You could certainly make any of them and be perfectly happy.

So why did I make my own version? Well, I didn't make cookie dough, exactly. I made a muesli form of cookie dough. What up?


Like I've explained before, muesli is a Swiss breakfast consisting of uncooked oats, nuts, seeds, and dried fruits. It's typically eaten with yogurt, milk, and/or fresh fruit (kind of like granola).

This recipe actually started a year ago when I made CCK's flourless chocolate chip cookies. I really liked the result, but I realized that I liked the dough even more, and I frequently made it for dessert or a snack. As the months passed, my recipe simplified and progressed until I realized it was kind of like a muesli. Not exactly, but kind of. So that's what I'm going to call it. :)


I used quick oats because they get softer faster, so after a minute in the almond milk, the mixture starts to resemble cookie dough. You could also blend all the ingredients (except the chocolate chips) together to make it more realistic.

Let's be honest: if you're used to full-on cookie dough, this will be an adjustment to you! It's not as sweet or rich, and the consistency is different. But trust me, if you eat a lot of oatmeal and not a lot of sugar, you will most likely find this just as delicious as I do! Also, this won't create "a heaping bowl of cookie dough." This is a single serving, meant to be eaten as a light breakfast or snack. Play with the proportions if you want more!

Cookie Dough Muesli

by The Oatmeal Artist
Prep Time: 5 min
Ingredients (serves 1)
  • 3 tbsp milk of choice
  • 1/2 cup quick oats (I use Country Choice Organic)
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • scant 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp maple syrup or other liquid sweetener
  • dash of cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp semi-sweet chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, combine oats and milk of choice. Add more milk if necessary. There should be enough to make all the oats wet, but not enough that the mixture is "soupy."
  2. Add vanilla extract, baking soda, maple syrup, cinnamon, and salt. Stir until mixture is combined.
  3. Stir in chocolate chips and any other ingredients you want in your "cookie dough" (e.g. chopped walnuts).
  4. EAT! :)
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Variation: For oatmeal-raisin cookie dough, swap raisins for the chocolate chips (and increase cinnamon to 1/8 tsp).

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18 comments:

  1. I love being able to eat cookie dough without a stomachache! Chech out my version here: http://helloveggy.com/2013/06/17/sweet-potato-chocolate-chip-oatmeal-cookie-dough/

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    1. Wow, that looks so cool!! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Just ran in the kitchen and made this. LOVE it! It's perfect :) Thank you for posting.

    Blessings~~angela

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    1. You're the best. I'm so glad I have people like you to read my blog and boost my ego. :) Thank you so much for your support!

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    2. I made it a second time (yes, in one day)....this time I didn't add chocolate chips, instead I added diced banana and a drizzle of melted peanut butter! Awesome dinner!

      Bet you can"t guess what I'm having for breakfast? What is it about this recipe? I just love the texture....yum, yum, good!!!!

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  3. I tried this...it was delicous! I was suprised it had the flavor of cookie dough since it's oatmeal. Did you let your oats soak awhile, or not?
    Emily J.

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    1. Not really. I combine the oats and almond milk first so that they have a chance to soak, but by the time I finish throwing everything else in, I just dig in. :)

      I'm so glad you liked it!

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  4. Miss Artist, have you done any experimenting with baked steel-cut oats yet? I am really interested, but I'm not sure how to go about trying it. If you have any suggestions, I'd really like to hear them! Please and thank you!

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    1. I have not! :( But I know many other bloggers have! For example, this one looks delicious: http://bit.ly/13ZfXdX

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  5. Exactly what I didn't know I needed. Perfect!

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  6. I tried it out and it is amazing! I just used 86% dark chocolate and cut it up in chocolate chip size pieces! Loved it, I actually try out quite some of your recepies and they all taste very good. Thank you, this blog really inspires my, also to come with my own ideas, because I can kind of learn the technique here and then make my own version of it.

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    1. Nummm! I love dark chocolate above 75%! I had 90% once and I was so excited. :)

      Thanks so much! That's the vision I have for my blog--giving the "ideas" that everyone can transform into their own creations!

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  7. I just wanted to stop in to let you know that I have eaten this EVERY day since you posted it! I replace the chocolate chips with 1 tbsp. of peanut butter and then add a diced banana. It is the best!

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  8. Just tried this topped with crumbled Raw Cookie Dough Balls from the Chocolate Covered Katie Blog! AMAZING.

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  9. I made this for breakfast this morning and it was amazing! I think I'm going to have to make the oatmeal raisin version tomorrow :)

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    1. Correct! You can actually eat oats raw!

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