So you think you could get into something called Skinny Cookie Dough Oatmeal? You like cookies, huh? That’s what brought you here, I mean. Surely you dig those mini chocolate chips, vanilla and brown sugar, and a slab of butter, because if not . . . welp . . . we just can’t be friends 😉 Only kidding! Plenty of people don’t like cookies, but you’re here because you do like cookies, so cookies you shall have! Maybe not “cookies,” but a giant bowl of oatmeal that tastes just like cookies!How to make my Skinny Cookie Dough Oatmeal overnight isn’t so hard. But you should check out some of these awesome cookie must-haves to get you fully committed:
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I think you’ve read “overnight” and you’ve already decided that while this recipe sounds delicious and the pictures make you drool, you aren’t quite committed enough to make overnight oatmeal. Because overnight oatmeal means preparation, and preparation means getting out of bed at 10PM and whisking up a mess in the kitchen. Let me assure you this is not the case. Not only is this recipe frighteningly easy, it is also very quick to make (minus the 12 hours it takes your oatmeal to fluff up in the fridge).
- 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats (150 calories)
- 1 1/2 cups water
- Pinch of salt
- 2 tablespoons skim milk (about 10 calories)
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (6 calories)
- 1/2 tablespoon Truvia Baking Blend, Brown Sugar (13 calories)
- 1/2 tablespoon Truvia
- 15 semisweet chocolate chips (30 calories)
- 1 teaspoon I Can't Believe It's Not Butter, "Lite" (13 calories)
- Optional: 1 teaspoon Trader Joe's Cookie Butter (30 calories)
- Measure out 1/2 cup dry oats.
- Pour dry oats, 1 1/2 cups water and a sprinkle of salt into a microwave-safe bowl (or in a pot on the stove). Heat in the microwave for about 3 minutes or cook on the stove until almost all water has been absorbed. If you are cooking in the microwave, watch cautiously so that you remove oatmeal before all water has been absorbed.
- Take out your oatmeal (still watery) out of the microwave (or pour into a bowl fresh from the stove) and place in the fridge overnight, uncovered. This "double the oatmeal" trick only takes a few hours to work, but I've had better luck with a longer waiting period such as 10 - 12 hours.
- In the morning, remove your oatmeal from the fridge. You'll notice that your oatmeal has pretty much doubled in size. I'd say you could thank me, but I honestly snagged the idea from Chocolate Covered Katie's Voluminous Oatmeal post.
- Heat up your oatmeal with 2 tablespoons of skim milk, mixing well after each 30 second increment until heated to your liking. I typically heat mine for about 2 minutes because my microwave is embarrassingly horrible at doing its job.
- While oatmeal is steaming, add in chocolate chips (which will melt slightly, Yum!), vanilla extract, Truvia (or stevia/sugar), brown sugar, butter and optional Cookie Butter.