Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Oatmeal

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The BEST peanut butter chocolate chip cookie oatmeal bowl EVER. Trust me. Currently topping mine with a few Reeses eggs because I have them around the house during Easter but I will be enjoying this year round. 

As I mentioned in my recent post breakfast is an important meal of the day and we want it to be balanced, nourishing, and satisfying. This chocolate chip cookie oatmeal fits each of those bills!

What are the benefits of oatmeal?

Oats are a source of whole grains that cook quickly and are extremely versatile. A whole grain means that all three parts of the grain (germ, endosperm and bran) are intact. In the milling process of a refined grain, the germ and endosperm are removed which can help make a lightweight or fluffier product (think white bread). Refined grains, then, do not have quite as many nutrients such as fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

Oatmeal is one of those grains that are whole in every form! Whether you choose steel cut, rolled, old fashioned or quick they are all a high source of fiber and other nutrients. Oats are a source of soluble fiber which leads to increased fullness and satiety for longer periods of time. In other words, they provide you with a lot of “staying power.”

My favorite thing about oats is that they are extremely affordable! Some of the whole grains out there like quinoa, wheat berries, or amaranth are out of reach to many people due to cost. In comparison, a tub of oats costs between $2.50-3.50. I always suggest buying the plain tub of oats due to cost but also versatility. There are so many oatmeal, bakes, and even overnight oat recipes out there! I may be biased by my Dirtcup Overnight Oats and PB and J Overnight Oats are extra delicious if you need a few ideas to start with.

I won’t lie, I needed fewer chocolate chips on top and eggs because it ended up being too much sweetness for me! Measure with your heart and taste your food! See what you like and learn from there.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Oatmeal

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Course: Breakfast
Keyword: oatmeal, oats, overnight oats

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup oats, any kind
  • 1 cup milk, milk alternative or water
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 dollop peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 pinch flaky sea salt
  • sprinkle coconut flakes ~1-2 tbsp this is optional but adds a delicious texture and taste to the oatmeal
  • sprinkle chocolate chips measure with your heart
  • Reeses Peanut Butter Eggs optional

Instructions

  • Add the liquid to a sauce pan and bring to a simmer over medium heat
  • Add the oats in which will start to cook quickly
  • Whisk the egg and pour in half of it, stir your oats, continue simmering the three together and add the remainder of the egg.
  • Continue stirring and letting the mixture simmer until the oats appear fluffy and cooked.
  • Once cooked stir in your cinnamon, butter, brown sugar, peanut butter, coconut flakes, and top with chocolate chips and/or peanut butter Reeses eggs

Notes

Did you make this recipe? Did you change anything? I’d love to hear about it so please come back to the blog post to leave a comment and review. Or tag me @The.Kitchen.Invitation on Instagram, Youtube or TikTok.

Why add an egg to your oatmeal?

Eggs are a great way to help your oats go from blah to fluffy and moist. They’re added into all kinds of baked goods, right? So why not oatmeal? Now your oats have a boost of protein, choline, and vitamin D which will give you even more nutrients and staying power. Adding egg in your oatmeal is a must try!

Can you make this into overnight oats?

Yes, you can add all the ingredients (except the egg) together without cooking, leave it in the fridge overnight and enjoy cold or heated up in the morning.

Would you make this? Let me know in the comments!

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